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MiniPigs10 Oct 2019 10:26 a.m. PST

One that'll stand up to handling and then store away.

15mm, 28mm?

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2019 10:54 a.m. PST

Good luck, and let me know when you find one! A couple of thoughts:
1. The Mediterranean style windmill which rests on the ground and only faces one way holds up a lot better than the type which pivots to catch the wind.
2. If I were starting from scratch, I would never glue the main structure to the pivot base, and never glue the sails to the main structure. Three pieces separate travel a lot better than one large complicated piece.

Also, when you habitually play with toy soldiers, it's too late to start avoiding things which drive you crazy.

Martian Root Canal10 Oct 2019 11:07 a.m. PST

Thanks for the Mellencamp reference. Made me chuckle.

ConnaughtRanger10 Oct 2019 11:20 a.m. PST

Grand Manner have a range of 28mm windmills and their stuff is very robust.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2019 1:28 p.m. PST

If you are up to paper construction:



myxemail10 Oct 2019 3:20 p.m. PST

I have two 15mm windmills from Things From the Basement. I believe they also do the same Mill in 28mm.
As RP suggests, do not glue the three sub parts together, and storage will be a lot safer


Markconz10 Oct 2019 4:34 p.m. PST

Just grabbed a Sarissa postmill 28mm one, planning to leave sail at least off (magnetise perhaps, or some other arrangement).
Will think about whether to attach to post too.

von Schwartz10 Oct 2019 5:37 p.m. PST

Thanks for the Mellencamp reference. Made me chuckle.
????? what Mellencamp reference?

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Oct 2019 2:59 a.m. PST

4Grounds European Windmill
Of course you need a bit of care not pushing it over the table, but when you do, the damage is not on the mill…
I magnetized the wings, so it stores pretty well.

I do have the 28mm version, but its also availabl in 15mm.

95th Division Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2019 5:35 a.m. PST

von Schwartz – back when he was John Cougar Mellencamp – "I need a lover who won't drive me crazy".

Martian Root Canal11 Oct 2019 6:37 a.m. PST

YouTube link

THAT Mellancamp reference, von Schwartz.

Old Contemptible11 Oct 2019 3:47 p.m. PST

Here you go,





von Schwartz11 Oct 2019 6:44 p.m. PST

von Schwartz back when he was John Cougar Mellencamp "I need a lover who won't drive me crazy".

Yeah, yeah yeah, don't rub it in!! That was a "Buh Daaa!" moment. Soon after submitting my comment, I slapped my forehead, Hard!, and the light bulb went on, dimly, but it came on nonetheless.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2019 10:20 a.m. PST

and of course it is then always to late to delete..

That 60 minutes has passed before one's brain suddenly connects a few synapses..

Tell me about it. Windmill? Cheap and cheerful. The old Airfix one in OO/HO. Still going strong made by some one under licence

French Wargame Holidays13 Oct 2019 11:12 p.m. PST

Dapol make a plastic simple one in 25mm


DHautpol14 Oct 2019 10:19 a.m. PST

I think the Dapol mill is the old Airfix mill

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