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The Traders - Deal is done!
« on: August 04, 2021, 03:41:04 PM »
Nothing to see.. yet.
But the formulation of a plan is on the bench with some random pickings of stuff to get the mind running.
So far I have some figures that might work and a Camel. Obstinate, spitting, grumpy type of Camel.

Working on a "Dies the Fire" type Post Apoc world, where something has changed physics and fast combustion does not work. So no internal combustion engines or firearms that sort of thing
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2021, 02:14:45 PM »
Tying to replicate the visions in my head is difficult. Sometimes the vision outstrips the skills.

 I am ditching the "No firearms" thing  and going a bit more trad Post Apocalyptic, but I am going for more gender equality with a couple of women in the Trader team.
Nevertheless, here we go. Beginnings of the Traders Cart and few figures that will evolve as well

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2021, 04:23:05 AM »
Tying to replicate the visions in my head is difficult. Sometimes the vision outstrips the skills...

Yup. As with a poor artist's model, just convincing that 'vision in your head' to stay still can be a challenge!

... Nevertheless, here we go. Beginnings of the Traders Cart and few figures that will evolve as well

I like where this is going!  :smiley:
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2021, 05:34:07 AM »

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2021, 06:55:47 AM »
Yeah Story, like that but with less camels  ;)

I am on a stash depletion/recycle-reuse strategy over the last year or so, so unless it is in the stash already it ain't going to be there.****


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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2021, 11:09:08 AM »
I am on a stash depletion/recycle-reuse strategy over the last year or so, so unless it is in the stash already it ain't going to be there.****

Excellent approach, And, if I may say so, very a propos.

I am on a stash depletion/recycle-reuse strategy over the last year or so, so unless it is in the stash already it ain't going to be there.****

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Of course, in the spirit of this GB, additional material(s) should only be gathered through surprise raids on your neighbours' stashes  ;)
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2021, 05:43:44 PM »
Looking good !

Hmmmm stash depletion .........good luck with that !    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2021, 12:40:17 AM »
Looking good. Where did you get the woman with a mask and socially distancing?

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2021, 08:54:10 AM »
Yeah Story, like that but with less camels  ;)

I am on a stash depletion/recycle-reuse strategy over the last year or so, so unless it is in the stash already it ain't going to be there.****
 

Totally get that, but I figure inspiration threads like these are similar to dominos - in that we add ideas on that others may find motivating.

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2021, 01:26:49 PM »
I like the elephants.

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2021, 01:50:57 PM »
Looking good. Where did you get the woman with a mask and socially distancing?

Frank, it is a MAiM Figure. Had it in the stash for a while, it appeared again during the fossicking around phase, which was nice. Along with the 5 odd Zombie figures I have gathered up over a period.

Story, nice source of animals.

I am surprised nobody has used any Camel Tow/e lines yet ;)

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2021, 06:13:57 PM »
 :icon_surprised: We're not that vulgar, sir! ::)
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2021, 12:59:54 PM »
I like the elephants.

1) Replace Camel with Elephant
2) Replace Gatling with M134 minigun, batteries and ammo panniers.
3) Profit


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Re: The Traders
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2021, 08:47:28 PM »


You have no idea how close elements in that picture are to what I had planned ;D

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2021, 12:06:37 AM »
My son is a Bombardier in the 30th Field Artillery Regiment RCA. They have an actual Camel Gun in their museum collection.
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2021, 04:33:58 AM »
My son is a Bombardier in the 30th Field Artillery Regiment RCA...

'The Bytown Gunners' are a good gig. Close enough to Pet for exercises, lots of regimental history, and plenty of ceremonial opportunities. Plus, during Gun Salutes on Parliament Hill, 30 RCA are the only gunners able to use Queen Victoria's statue as an aiming aid  :smiley:
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2021, 05:10:44 AM »
 >:(
My son is a Bombardier in the 30th Field Artillery Regiment RCA...

'The Bytown Gunners' are a good gig. Close enough to Pet for exercises, lots of regimental history, and plenty of ceremonial opportunities. Plus, during Gun Salutes on Parliament Hill, 30 RCA are the only gunners able to use Queen Victoria's statue as an aiming aid  :smiley:

Thanks Stephen. My daughter is also at the 30th. She in the process of completing her DP1. In 2 weeks time she will be going to the Meaford training facility for her live fire exercise on the C3. She was a sentry at the 42 gun salute for the Governor General.  Then she got the "pleasure" of helping to clean up the guns.

To the best of my knowledge Queen Victoria is still standing.  ;D
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2021, 05:32:42 AM »
To the best of my knowledge Queen Victoria is still standing.  ;D

Thank heavens for blank rounds, eh?

Best of luck to your daughter on her Arty DP1 ... and fingers crossed for kindly Snr NCMs too  :smiley:
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2021, 01:15:47 PM »
A bit of progress. The vastly over engineered, but built for purpose Trader Trailer. Cobbled up a Collar for the Camel

Plan to have a few solar panels, to charge devices/radios and lots of boxes for stuff. Figures are starting to take shape as well with various bits and bobs.
using the Meng US Military Individual equip set. The pack straps glue down just lovely and fit nicely. Heaps of nice kit in that set


Tudder side of the trailer. Been gathering up goods for the load as well.

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2021, 02:57:40 PM »
Solar panels look very convincing,  how were they made ?

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2021, 12:59:33 AM »
That is a very smart looking trailer.  Also the "prime mover" looks pretty good too.  :smiley:
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2021, 01:28:10 AM »
 :smiley:
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« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2021, 02:28:33 AM »
This is looking great! And that solar panel is a nice touch  :smiley:
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2021, 07:06:04 AM »
Solar panels look very convincing,  how were they made ?

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Found a nice full face on image of a panel, copied off, resized, duplicate and printout. Stuck onto some painted plastic card.
I was happy the way they came out as well. Whilst most modern panels are more blackish, the blue just looked better.

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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2021, 07:42:21 AM »
Ingenious,  storing that one in the techniques  vault   :smiley:

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« Reply #25 on: August 21, 2021, 10:29:31 AM »
Found a nice full face on image of a panel, copied off, resized, duplicate and printout. Stuck onto some painted plastic card.
I was happy the way they came out as well. Whilst most modern panels are more blackish, the blue just looked better.

Nice  :smiley:  There are 3D printed panels available on Shapeway that are in no way as convincing as yours ... and they're asking silly money too  :P
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2021, 11:31:19 AM »
Well being in lockdown with pretty average weather does get some model building done

Some Cart basics

Stores and a bit of Camel action


Camel and figure progress


No real idea of what the Tare capacity of a full laden Camel is but I hope this gets the point over

All in all, moving ahead  :D

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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2021, 12:01:55 PM »
That's looking great! The figures look great and the camel looks surprisingly happy.  I just finished that Meng red and white cooler for my build!

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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2021, 04:46:14 PM »
This just keeps getting better and better !   :smiley:

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2021, 09:23:46 PM »
This is coming along splendidly. Really liking the cart/trailer and all its details.

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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2021, 03:33:45 PM »
 :smiley:
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Re: The Traders
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2021, 10:46:38 AM »
The cart and camel combo is awesome! The solar panel really adds to it. Where did you get the camel?

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« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2021, 09:38:04 AM »
The cart and camel combo is awesome! The solar panel really adds to it. Where did you get the camel?
Camel is from an Masterbox figure set - Commonwealth AFV Crew.. go figure


Almost there, bit of a test fit with the last of the figures, a customer with trade goods.



Awaiting a couple of final bits, provided by the stupendous Old Wombat :icon_alabanza: and some touch ups and then good to go.

The women and baby come from this 101st Light Company set. I would think it depicts a "collaboration horizontale" women, who were treated rather poorly. Finding a use for figures like this is sometimes difficult, but maybe works here with a few mods


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« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2021, 02:56:39 PM »
How much for the little baby? ..... :icon_surprised: :o
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« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2021, 09:04:50 PM »
How much for the little baby? ..... :icon_surprised: :o

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Re: The Traders
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2021, 02:15:00 PM »
Final bits have arrived (thanks Guy !!) So consider this done

Added some sunglasses to the Serious Looking bloke and a shotgun to the Camel Leader




Thanks for the great encouragement along the way

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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2021, 02:55:03 PM »
I recognise that shotgun! :D

Great work, BT! 8) :icon_alabanza:
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« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2021, 06:04:02 PM »
Well that turned out well, brilliant!  :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2021, 06:43:49 PM »
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You ain't sunk until the last vote is counted, 'Mog! :smiley: :smiley:
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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2021, 08:49:10 AM »
Point taken  ;) :D

But you have to admit that the standard of build for this one is very high   :smiley:

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« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2021, 09:36:15 AM »
No argument there. ;)
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Re: The Traders - Deal is done!
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2021, 10:32:35 AM »
Indeed! And the overall composition is fantastic  :smiley:
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