Something Finished!

Unfortunately, it’s nothing of mine!

Barbara has finished her Halloween-themed decoupage fairy door! I really like it! She asked me if I’d be able to make a small pumpkin for the base so I said I’d have a go! Literally took me 10 minutes to make it in milliput and 10 minutes to paint it and she was really pleased with it (which is all that matters)!

In other less important news, I’ve started off more Paraguayan War fortifications (see below).

I made three straight lengths of trench wall last year and have now made another four to go with them (the ones in white in the picture – the one shown top right of centre is one of those finished last year). I also bought some 15mm log/earth gun positions last year (the C-shaped items in the picture) and I’ve now primed them and will paint them alongside the straight lengths. Most of the buildings I’ve been working on are nearly finished now, but I haven’t posted any pictures since they can’t really compete with the fairy door!


      • Haha, think again! šŸ™‚ Let’s be honest – making the pumpkin involved squashing a ball of milliput a bit and then running a scalpel handle down it in a few places to make it look segmented. No-one is more surprised than me that it looks like a pumpkin! As far as sculpting goes, Dave Stone and Roger are the real wizards but probably too modest to say so!

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    • Thanks Dave, but this is why I know I shouldn’t post any of her work along with mine, since mine just lives in the shadows! šŸ™‚ It makes a change for me having to think about things I’d never normally consider working on – I just need to convince Barbara that she’d like to paint some 19th Century cavalry units now!

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  1. Barbara’s work is excellent, the door looks fabulous! Also, pretty amazing work on that pumpkin! I would have spent 1 day trying to sculpt something that would’ve ended up looking a half deflated tire. One more day trying to figure out how to paint the damned thing. The next day talking myself out of quitting painting. Followed by a day of bad painting, only to buy a prepainted pumpkin mini online. Haha!

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    • Thanks Faust! šŸ™‚ It almost turned into a painting disaster when the initial orange paint turned out too thin, but I mixed yellow in with Vallejo Burnt Cadmium Red and that covered well and let me just drybrush up from there with progressively lighter mixes!

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  2. The decoupage came out extremely well! Seeing it makes me excited for the Fall which is my favorite season, probably because that is when my birthday is šŸ™‚ Keep plugging away at that terrain and I’m sure you’ll have something cool to show off before the Season of Scenery is over!

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    • Thanks Jeff! šŸ™‚ Autumn is also Barbara’s favourite season too, so you can maybe expect to see more decoupage projects themed around that! I have just managed to varnish some scenery bits so will hopefully post them soon while they don’t have to compete with any decoupage work! šŸ˜‰

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  3. Looks like the door to another realm! Lovely work, both of you.

    I used to have a job selling these fur coats to people and creatures that lived in a fantasy realm I found at the back of the wardrobe I got the coats from, I don’t know why I’m telling you this though as it’s Narnia ‘ business!! šŸ¤£

    Cheers Roger.

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    • Thanks Roger! šŸ™‚ A nice way to think of the door! I had to read the joke twice before the penny dropped! šŸ™‚ And here was me thinking the punch line to all your jokes was “I’ll just get me coat”!


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