Wednesday, 13 June 2018

A visit to Bottnaryds church, Johan Printz, Kalmar Nyckel, New Sweden

Some time ago I visited Bottnaryds church here in Sweden, Småland.

Its located not so far away from my parents summerhouse but I have never visited it before. Besides being, a rather old church and interesting in itself, being restored to old splendor it housed a small exhibition of Johan Printz. 
He was amoungst other apoinments govenour of New Sweden  from 1643 until 1653.
The Swedish colony on the Delaware River in North America.  

And the miniature gamer in me got a little exited… Maybe a small Pike and Shot project in the future…

Thought I should share some pictures: 

The text is roughly translated to:
Shipmodel of "Kalmar Nyckel" built 1988 by Bengt Faleskog, Bottnaryd.

Kalmar Nyckel is the fist Swedish ship that arrived to America with the Swedes and Finns that started up the colony of New Sweden at the Deleware river 1638.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Dragon teeth tank traps

I made some quick dragon teeth tank traps.

It was a reall quick work but I like the result, atleast for the time it took to make.

Im not sure about the English word for it but I think its callet "peat pots" used for planting seeds.

I cut each container lose and glued it on a mfd base, zenith primed it with black and then white to give it a quick grayish colour and effect. I then glued regular sand on the base and painted it with a colour deluted with much water to let the colourvariation on the natural sand shine through.

Quick, easy and extremly cheap dragon teath tank traps.
I succesful test batch och terrain.

If I make more in the future I think I will spend some more time on the edges between the sand and the tank trapp to look a little better.

I borrowed a friends Imperial Guard models here for scale.