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Medieval Seige - Airfix

Posted by Paul on 12 Jan 2020, 13:33

Compost for the earthwork (cheap, easy and re-cyclable)
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Posted by Peter on 12 Jan 2020, 14:30

Excellent work Paul! :thumbup:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Jan 2020, 15:10

Very nice indeed Paul.

You have really brought these old Airfix ‘Robin Hood’ guys to life.

The bow strings, arrows and painting are wonderful.

I have used compost as ‘dung heaps’ and ploughed fields too as it is an excellent medium.

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Posted by Paul on 12 Jan 2020, 15:57

Whilst spreading the compost as the groundwork, I thought that it could be usefull for ploughed fields, I didn´t think of the dungheap idea though, good idea :yeah:
Would it be possible to make it permanent ? Ie, add some sort of glue to harden it without making it shiny or loosing the texture?
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Posted by Wiking on 12 Jan 2020, 16:57

Nice figures, nice war material things on wheels.
But the most I like are the arrows stick to the protection walls on both sides.
This small detail is a huge addition for the ongoing action.
Ah! And not to forget that all bow get a bowstring !
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Posted by Peter on 12 Jan 2020, 18:26

Paul wrote:Whilst spreading the compost as the groundwork, I thought that it could be usefull for ploughed fields, I didn´t think of the dungheap idea though, good idea :yeah:
Would it be possible to make it permanent ? Ie, add some sort of glue to harden it without making it shiny or loosing the texture?

Test! Test! Test! I know you wil do that Paul! :-D
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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Jan 2020, 19:22

Perhaps a PVA mix with a light ‘top dressing’ whilst wet?

Most farms have a silage area so perhaps you could construct a holding pen and fill that up?

I have my wonderful sand table so it is not a problem to use loose.

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Posted by MABO on 12 Jan 2020, 23:45

Excellent Paul. Again a wonderful topic with a lot of interesing research for all of us.
I like the old Airfix sets, I have painted only single figures of both. So nice to see them in this setting. Like Peter, I would be interested in your results concerning the compost.
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Posted by sberry on 13 Jan 2020, 11:17

A very nice scene - and it is always great to see how those antique Airfix sets can be still useful today.

At first, I was puzzled by the figures, before I realized that you have used the Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham sets. I remember that I had, long ago, the 1/32 Airfix Medieval Foot Soldiers. But they were apparently never produced in 1/72. It was one of their last sets that I ever bought.
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Posted by Susofrick on 13 Jan 2020, 12:25

Can only agree with the others! Very nice work! And coffee stirrers is not really historically correct. They're English! Tea-stirrers!!! Other than that the fort looks great!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 13 Jan 2020, 14:50

Amazing! BB
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 15 Jan 2020, 01:10

That looks great, Paul. Very earthy!
And I’m sure you’re right about the wooden construction - almost all motte and bailey in that era would have been wood.
Love seeing the old Airfix - I have always wanted to paint up some medievals and this is great inspiration.
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Posted by Michael Robert on 15 Jan 2020, 15:12

Hi Paul,

this old Airfix set - Sheriff of Nottingham - still remains a goldmine for figure converting today, and you made a most beautiful job. Enjoy every bit of your dio.

Michael
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