Sunday, May 16, 2010

54mm Scratchbuilts

Joined a Yahoo Group that builds figures out of wooden bits from craft stores.

Made some Zulus and British figures from clothes pins because....

Have the whole set up on my games table this weekend and have run a bit of GASLIGHT with the troops and it is pretty cool.

Aerial view of the "set".

Enjoy. Wish you were here.



  1. That is AWESOME!!

    My mom made clothespin dolls when I was a wee lad and I, the budding megalomaniac, had visions of making entire ARMIES of the things (MWA-HA-HA-Ha-Ha-ha-ha...ha!)... but never really got around to it..

    Well done, sir! You've made my dream a reality! I'm going to have to try something like this with my kids. The boy is so excited to paint toys like dad... but I don' think he's quite there yet - but something like this he might be a little more able to help out with!)

  2. Wonderful, sir!

    You might want to take a look at the November 24 & 26, 2008 posts from this blog:

    He also made clothespin soldiers and cavalry as well.

    Bravo for you. Excellent-looking game . . . and GASLIGHT is a fun set of rules to use . . . although the Heroes are a bit too too strong for my taste.

    -- Jeff

  3. Very cool. Going to have to try this with my kids as well.
    So whats the name of the Yahoo group?


    Bluebear Jeff,
    Thanks for the link. Spent a nice bit of time reading a lot of the posts on that blog.

    Now I gotta make horses!!

  5. Convergence! I had just read a Lead Gardens posting on Clothes-peg soldiers. Wonderful stuff! I am tempted very strangely. But I don't have any young lad relatives to use as an excuse...

    I think these things are just fantastic. Well done! Already I have (MWAH-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!!) visions (cackle)...