Building renovation

August 24, 2016

While celebrating my 34th birthday last Saturday, I visited a children’s flea market – lured in by a Playmobil pirate ship in the window. While I already have two ships, I left it there, but happened upon a nice piece of (I assume) aquarium scenery for five euros:

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As you can see, it’s a fairly niece piece with a fairly rubbish paintjob. The scale was perfect for 28mm though, so I went to work on it, giving it a quick repaint and applying some static grass and tufts. I didn’t want to spend too much time, merely get the hut to a nice enough state to be put on the table. As the hut looks a lot more basic than my normal plank houses, I painted it in fairly earthy tones to suggest a hut built out of scavenged planks, logs and driftwood. I’m imagining this as being the home of either a pirate hermit, or possibly a voodoo type – we’ll see!

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And for the sheer fun of it, here are the before and after shots side by side:

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Plus a final, overlit photo of the hut with some potential residents:

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For a fairly small investment of time and money I got a nice, sturdy little building to add to my setup! My table woes are also on the wane, but more on that in the next post. Comments welcome as always!



  1. Nice find dude! Certainly looks the part 🙂

    • Cheers Alex, glad you liked it! Makes me want to trawl around in flea markets a bit more.

  2. Looks good. Nicely done

    • Thanks! It’s just a quick job, but I’m quite happy with how it turned out.

  3. Oh, that fits perfectly! Well done.

    • Cheers captain!

  4. Wow perfect scale. Lucky find mate. Nice work on the painting. It looked too standard before.

  5. Happy birthday too 😉

    • Thanks for the comment and the birthday wishes, ork!

  6. It looks great.

    I am constantly on the look out for things like that, but the rare time that I come across them in the right scale they are too expensive to buy/ship.

    The perfect flea market find.

    • Thanks Paul! It’s true, often if I see stuff like this in pet stores or the like, they’re just as (if not more) expensive as hobby stuff, so this was really a rare, perfect find.

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