Grekwood Miniatures

Friday, 21 September 2012

Pirate Accessories and 28mm Scale Hospital!

This week I have been working on my pirate costume. It was in need of a sword and a gun, so using some Amazon vouchers which my wife got for doing some surveys, we purchased a nice cheap gun and sword all for under a tenner (so for free with the vouchers!).


The gun was all silver when it arrived as seen in this photo: (that's not my hand.. it's taken from the Amazon website as I forgot to take a "before" photo...). So, I wasn't keen on the silver finish, or the orange tip, so I decided to give it a make over.







As you can see, I sprayed it gold, then gave it a brown wash over the detail. I then painted the inside of the gun black, and "aged" the tip to give it that "used" look.

I think it looks much better and looks less "plasticy".

What do you think?









Second up is the sword! I bought this for two reasons. Most looked small (short) and kinda of childish (as they are toys!). This one had a longer blade, and quite a cool looking handle compared to bare metal.








However, when it arrived the blade was broke. So I had to pin it, glue it, and stuff some Miliput over the join to make it stronger. The join is noticeable, but at least it wont break now.The blade was also black and not silver like Amazon shows. So I didn't like that. Also the skull needed something... so in my next photo you'll see the difference!







I painted the teeth, and put in a gold tooth, and also painted the blade silver. I wasn't liking that black colour!


Here's the finished stuff... well, the gun still needs some painting on parts (trigger area and such). But I think I have made cheap toys look better :)








Ok, so here's some pictures of the hospital which I thought I posted, but apparently not. There was some questions about whether it was one piece or many. The answer is, it can be either. It's designed to be separate as shown (for easy storage and moving).



BUT!! If you are up to the task, it can easily be made as one large piece as shown below: It would just need some calculations to get the floor and roof as one piece, but it shouldn't be too difficult. Ideally it comes apart as this version is only small, and it's designed to eventually be bigger. But that's your choice :)

In the documentation I will provide all the measurments to make it one piece or separate. So it's up to you then how you want to make it. But keep in mind I will be expanding the hospital with new parts ad so forth.


Anyway, that's all for now. Sculpting has once again begun, so yay for that. I'll do some more in a bit. I tend to split my time between quite a few things (not all business!). Anyway, I hope that helps with whoever had those questions or thoughts.

Feel free to leave comments as usual, but until then, over!

14 comments:

  1. Nice pics of the Hospital. Pistol and sword looks brilliant really nice job on them.

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    1. Why thank you! :) It's kept me busy!

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  2. Looking good there... and glad to hear that sculpting has resumed.

    One thing... 'over and out' actually means 'I want a reply... but I'm finished and don't expect a reply."

    It is either 'over' - I have finished speaking and expect a reply or 'Out' - I have finished speaking and don't expect a reply...

    That is only if you want the real-life version and not the film version :D

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    1. ah cheers for the info, I've edited it now :) It's always too easy to be influenced by what you see in movies!

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  3. Both those accessories look much better now that you've altered them. Shame the blade was broken, but your fix is perfect. It may be noticeable, but its good enough for a costume, I think.

    As always, I am impressed with your hospital.

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    1. Yeah I was annoyed when I opened the door and saw a broke package. It only came bubble wrapped, instead of a box or something. Oh well, it works well, especially at night! lol

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  4. You've done an amazing job on the pistol and sword, Carl. I'd doff my hat at you if I was wearing one!

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  5. Yarrr matey! Bring out the rum!

    Looking good what you did mate! It looks real to me !

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    1. Thanks!! I hope I don't get caught by the police for having "real" things haha

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  6. The pistol and sword look really good, but the true test of the sword will be when you run someone through with it of course ;)

    Yay for the hospital! Do we have a PLANNED* release date for it yet?

    * - as in what you expect and will not be held to!

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    1. My thoughts exactly... now where to find a volunteer hehe

      Umm, I'm not too sure when it will be released. I have to finish off a few touches here and there, and then pile it into one document. I have to finish off the documentation. I might try and sort out the documentation this week :) I would like to say October, (around mid oct to be safe) it will be released as we are already near the end of September. Sorry for the delay, been very busy!

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    2. Don't apologise! of course you've been busy, and it's only because I'm so eager I'm asking. Whenever you can is soon enough

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