David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

A chance find

I have been taking advantage of the recent fine weather to clean out our garden pond and waterfall. Its a messy and smelly job I found, but one which was reasonably straightforward once I worked out how to get down low enough to handle the bottom few inches; not so easy when you have a bionic knee! Having cleaned it out and re-potted the Lily we headed off to a local garden centre to buy new plants and related odds and ends. While Sue was paying for the stuff we'd bought I wandered into the indoor aquarium section.
Now, on past visits I've found all manner of odds and ends, most notably a 'mountain range' and more recently a 'Japanese bridge'. This is what I found this time ~



















With just a little work (cue Phil, I hope) and a repaint it should make a nice centre piece for Pulp Adventure games set in Egypt and complement the various Hovells pieces and scratch built buildings I already have. I see it set into  a rock face on a triangular board to fit in the corner of a 2' square table. More when we get on to it later in the year! Oh, it cost £5.99 and is a great scale for 28mm figures; large but not overwhelming! Its also very light weight, some sort of plastic by the look and feel of the interior. It gets my vote as a 'good buy' anyway!

6 comments:

  1. I shall look forward to working some magic on that, a grand find.

    Slarti

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    1. Good Man! I knew I could count on Slarti!

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  2. I love finding something like this in a discount store or pet shop - cheap as chips but ends up looking like a million bucks. I look forward to seeing how you re-purpose this piece!

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    1. Thanks, Evan! I think it will be an excellent terrain piece too.

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  3. That's flipping* brilliant, especially at the price!

    * not what I really said out loud.

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    1. Yes, we all love a bargain don't we in our hobby!

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