In my last post I mentioned that I had plans to do a model using a canoe as the basis of the small diorama I had in mind. Well the figures arrived earlier in the week and work is underway. A few companies do 28mm scale canoes with figures but I settled on buying one from “Black Powder” care of http://www.warlordgames.com. They do a few different figure options but I decided to go with the Frontiersmen as per the image below.
The figures are white metal, the canoe plastic. I had planned to do some selective amputation to the arms to change the poses slightly but the figures appear to be a bit smaller than 28mm (nearer to 25mm). As even basic sculpting is not an area of strength I have decided to leave them alone and simply position them in the canoe as best I can.
Base work is under construction using some tried and tested methods and a few pictures of current progress appear below. Key to my design is the sloping base which I bought cheaply online (I really must start looking at making more of my own bases). The idea I have in mind is for the canoe and its occupants to be riding the rapids. Getting my head around how to add realistic water to a slope is the next challenge but I have a few ideas to trial so we will see how that works out.
Certainly doesn’t look great but am feeling confident that it will all come together!!!
In the meanwhile a few additional photo’s relating to my previous post as requested by IRO!