Sunday, 25 February 2018

I'm feeling a little tentse.

I blame the Tiger.

Tents/Tense? oh never mind, I'll get my coat!

Let me explain. When I started cleaning up the plastic tents from Rendra. I remembered a scene in a Movie showing a bit of detail on how they looked with some inside shots as well. I thought that it was in the Movie Zulu Dawn so watched bits of that that showed tents but did not find the views I was looking for. About a week later I was on Youtube which suggested that I watched again a clip from Monty Pythons Meaning of Life.

Monty Pythons Meaning of Life - Zulu War

I started by putting some tent poles in the open tents and prepped two of the camp beds to put inside a couple of them. I was a bit worried about Painting the Tents either too white or having them looking too dark. I started with a white undercoat and then put a wash made up of a mix of Agrax Earthshade and Devlan Mud thinned down with Lahmian Medium. They still looked too dark so put on two coats of very thin poster paint and then finished off with some Vallejo White.

I don't know who made this single tent as I have had it for years in the spares box.
The rest are from Rendra.

Tea Vicar? These Tea boxes are from Ainsty. I did some research but could not find exact details on them. I know that some were standardised square to fit into ships. These match the Tea chests I used when I moved from the UK to New Zealand in 1987. They are sold as Trade Goods on Ainsty's site so hope they suit the Zulu War era.

These Tents will also suit my intended WW1 Demo game.

I have two camp beds and the fires to paint but they will be done when I come up with a way of making some stoves and general Kitchen terrain.

1 comment:

  1. Felis 'orribilis, what we medical men call a tiger. ;)

    Nicely done scenery. I must do some bell tents for my Colonial set up.


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