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EricThe Shed05 Jan 2013 11:48 p.m. PST

First up a Happy New Year to all my fellow friends here on TMP…
It has been a couple of weeks since I frequented the site in earnest and with Xmas now behind us I thought I would share the limited progress made on Pirate Island.
Things are starting to come together and a full round up plus lots of photos can be seen on the blog.





Stern Rake Studio Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 2:46 a.m. PST

Awesome work!


MadDrMark Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 3:10 a.m. PST

The surf looks fantastic! I also really like the vegetation clinging to the cliffs by the fortification. It adds visual interest and a lifelike touch for me.

Rapier Miniatures Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 3:24 a.m. PST

Very nice, very nice indeed, up to my arms in a pirate ship and figs myself at the moment, so great to see others inspiration.

As an aside, the knife thrower, any ideas what make he is?

Veteran Cosmic Rocker06 Jan 2013 4:17 a.m. PST

Please stop posting this stuff! – I can't afford to start another project :)

This is looking really excellent, I am very envious. Thanks for sharing.

EricThe Shed06 Jan 2013 4:28 a.m. PST

Hi Folks

Thanks for the feedback…

MadDrMark – I too llike the surf..wallpaper, darkgreen paint + white highlights with a coat of varnish.

Rapier Miniatures the knife thrower is from Foundry as are all my pirates at the moment. Still have to start on my ship(s).

Le Petit Tondu – I started on the Pirate Village this morning – expect to see some photos soon.


War In 15MM Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 8:01 a.m. PST

It's beautiful! Richard

M C MonkeyDew06 Jan 2013 8:29 a.m. PST


Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 8:53 a.m. PST

Lookin' good!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 9:19 a.m. PST

Very nice work! Simon

jpattern206 Jan 2013 9:30 a.m. PST

That came together really well. Nice job!

Captmorgan1670 Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 12:19 p.m. PST

Spectacular ! ! ! ! What a nice piece this is turning in to ! Thanks for sharing. Insansely jealous I am – yes, quite so.

Lord Raglan Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 12:37 p.m. PST

This looks great.


Huscarle06 Jan 2013 12:55 p.m. PST

Very impressive, and that's what I call a decent size shed!

Tabletopndice Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 2:30 p.m. PST

What a pain you are…First it's a brilliant fort FIW and now a really lovely pirate scenario.well done,will look superb when all the bits and pieces are put on the table.
When will you stop???You have far too much time on your hands..
Good luck and thanks for sharing.

D A THB06 Jan 2013 2:52 p.m. PST

Nice job, I think Pirates will be next years project since I have all the Foundry figures (still in packets).

richarDISNEY Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 9:22 a.m. PST

Fantastic job!
I am envious. I may have to give up on Moderns and start pirates again…

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Jan 2013 10:15 a.m. PST

Wow…very nice!

EricThe Shed07 Jan 2013 1:04 p.m. PST

Wow…more feedback…really appreciate all the positive comments.

Responding to Tabletopndice (great name!) – I really enjoyed building the FIW fort – whereas this one has been a bit of a pain (too many bits of card !)

Time is relative but it does help that I am a bit of an insomniac and not a perfectionist – both traits that serve my hobby well.

Aside from working a 12 hour day (including commute),I do have a family to entertain and other social interests. On average what you are seeing hear is abnout 8-10 hours of work a week. It does help that I have the shed so I can leave the mess lying around after each stint. This is typically an hour in the morning 6am- 7am and a few hours at the weekend/week nights.

Whats still to come…

well here is sneak picture of some of the buildings started on Pirate Town –




Captmorgan1670 Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 3:51 p.m. PST

you, you, you – OVER ACHEIVER ! ! ! Stop it – you're making us look lazy and slothful !

EricThe Shed07 Jan 2013 4:02 p.m. PST


Volunteer Fezian Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 10:04 p.m. PST

Beautiful work, very inspirational!

Sir Beaker Inactive Member07 Jan 2013 11:24 p.m. PST

Wow that looks great so far!

Legion 409 Jan 2013 10:07 a.m. PST

WOW !!!!! GREAT WORK !!! thumbs up

sotek48609 Jan 2013 11:28 a.m. PST

More excellent work there Eric – inspiring!

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