Saturday, 29 September 2012

FIW Trading Post part 1

My next project that I have diverted into is the French Indian War. Already bought the Musket & Tomahawks rules and started to paint up some figures (will post pictures of these once the basing has dried). This is one period that I tried to get into about 15 years ago and never got it off the ground, couldn't find an opponent or decent set of rules. This time around it's going to be a side project that I can slowly build up over the next couple of years.

To kick things off I decided to scratch build a trading post for some marauding Indians to attack. It will eventually be made up of 2 buildings. I've started the first using a mixture of Balsa and coffee stirrers to construct the building and MDF as a base to give it a bit off sturdiness. The roof will be lift off and made from card strips to represent planking. I decided against thatch for this building.

The building shell
With the roof added
Planking being added to the roof
For the roof I have added a couple of strengtheners on the inside to try and prevent it warping and ensuring it fits the building. I'll post some more pictures as I progress the building.

On the figure front I noticed that AW Miniatures have just released a FIW range so I have treated myself to 1 each of the packs of Indians and 1 pack of rangers. These will finish off a British force as I already have 16 regulars.

3 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

Nice work, I'd not heard of AW minis, their figures look excellent, I'll look forward to seeing some of yours painted up.

Dave Huntley (sheepman) said...

Good stuff Scotty, I take it your doing 28mm? I have eight native indians and Butlers Rangers from this period, need re-basing singly but, maybe?
Dave

scotty said...

Yep Dave, doing 28mm only need 20 to 30 figures a side