Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Up a creek with out a........

Continuing the French Indian wars theme, I have pain ted a canoe! So just a simple piece of scenery. The Canoe is part of the Redoubt range and I got this one without any figures as Tim does the resin castings for Redoubt and this one was a miss cast. As a Miss cast he could not sell it to a customer paying the full price, and as once the resin has been cast you cannot (as far as I am aware) reclaim anything from it. So it has taken a fair amount of work filling air bubbles and filing down the sides where the resin had pooled but finally after a few hours (about 3 1/2) the model looked good enough for me to slap some paint on and get it finished.

If the model had not been miss cast I would be full of praise for it. I really do like it and may even get a few more (even if they were miss cast) as I think they would lend a bit of atmosphere to any French Indian war Game. And knowing that if I was to buy one it would not be miss cast but pristine does fill me with confidence about the company not wanting to pass on second best to their buyers. So that's a BIG thumbs up from me.

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  1. You have done very well with this, nice to have some senic items on the table

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, Canoes are the quintessential FIW items to have lying around so pretty good to have one.

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  2. It's turned out to be a very nice model :-) . While it might have been satisfying, I wonder if 3.5 hours spent on repairing the miscast was cost-effective, though?

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    1. Thanks Colgar, cost effective...... no where near, But at least satisfying.

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  3. Nice recovery job and painting. I think for FIW (and some AWI) canoes are a quintessential piece of terrain to have on the table.

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    1. Thanks Mate. I was pleased with the recovery job. I agree they are synonymous with the FIW, and quintessential is now my word of the day

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  4. Its a must have for FIW. I would not have know it was miscast without you telling me.

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    1. Thanks Robert, that is praise indeed.

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  5. Job's a good 'un. Clint. From your photos it looks perfect.

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    1. Very kind of you to say so. Close up there are some issues though, that I promise.
      Thanks Bryan.

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  6. Nice work.. looks the part, and wouldn't have known it was a miscast unless you stated it was one..

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    1. Cheers Kyle. A bit of carving to remove the excess and a bit of filler and the jobs a good 'un! It did take a while and now when I take it down the club you just know certain people are going to scrutinise it to try to find the sections that are miss cast!

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  7. Clint
    A fine looking craft and a very fitting post for Canada Day. Nothing is as worthwhile as messing about in canoes.
    Cheers, PD

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    1. Thanks Peter I did used to Paddle when at university nothing bigger than a 2 or a damn release though. But I was good enough not to swim!

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  8. Even without the crew, as a bit of scenery it's very effective (plus you'd have to have a very critical eye to spot it was a mis-cast).
    I think it looks great!

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    1. Thanks Joe, Yes "Filler" is my friend.

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  9. Great job Clint! Quintessential FIW kit and a great piece of scenery.

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    1. Thanks Bob it has sparked a few more ideas based on a canoe race game.

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  10. Great work, all your efforts have certainly paid off.

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    1. Thanks Michael, most of my efforts were drying time and NOT getting impatient to get it done.

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  11. Nothing wrong with that, it looks terrific. And a very appropriate post for Canada Day, I'm flattered. :)

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    1. Cheers Michael, I was not even aware of it being Canada day until after I posted this item. Purely coincidence, but good timing none the less.

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  12. Looks great mate and your hard work has paid off. Curtis from Ramshackle games sells bit boxes of miscast stuff there really useful for terrain and stuff.

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    1. Thanks Simon, that is worth knowing.

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  13. Nice work Clint, it was well worth all the hard prep!

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    1. Thanks Ray, I feel I may do some more of these

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