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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!

 

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11 comments

  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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