Tuesday, 8 October 2013

15mm Crane, Achtung Schweinhund and Vote Blonde!

As some of you know I like scenery and I picked up this bad boy from Siku for a literal song (more a ballad), it's 1:87 scale (mostly metal) but not too far off 15mm scale which is 1:100 scale, it's for my 15mm modern city board but literally no other use other than eye candy or for Daniel Craig to chase a terrorist on............

It comes with a base nearly the size of a dinner plate and I've put a 15mm figure beside it just for some idea of scale.....it does look good on the table though but yes I am thinking good grief what was I thinking!

It also works!





Finally got around to reading this after picking it up second hand at the Sidcup show a few weeks ago, what a great book from a very lucky git......highly enjoyable!


The Neapolitan Painting Challenge has finally come down to a vote between a blonde, a brunette and a redhead, go on over and have a look at the great work and of course vote!




101 comments:

  1. Nice crane, I have read this book too though interest dropped towards the end

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    1. Thanks Andrew, enjoyable but slightly envious of his good time in the hobby!

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  2. That crane is ace, does it come with a plastic Tesco bag for the crane driver to drop a log into?

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    1. I never thought of that, they don't come with a loo?

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    2. Apparently not, according to builders I have talked to. Most drivers are too lazy to climb all the way down to use the toilet, so they find, ahem, alternative methods...

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      I like that."

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    4. You wouldn't want the shits up there!

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  3. Now I can't wait to see a game that features that game.
    Already voted at Anne's!

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  4. Voted away at her bay and nicely done indeed

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  5. great looking crane good spot for a sniper I think
    Peace James

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  6. That crane looks pretty damned good.


    ps - vote Red!

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    1. As a fellow red....vote blonde woman!

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  7. It will not be complete unless their is a 5 gal. bucket at the base with a hose running up to the cab.

    Sapper

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    1. I understand Joe....experience talking?

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  8. Where did you get the crane? That looks great. I have been wanting one.

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  9. Good looking chick, i mean crane, there. There's a joke there somewhere about picking the girl up, but its just beyond me...

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  10. That works out really well. Nice find on the crane.

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  11. Nice find - now you only need to find something to hang up there.

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  12. Great looking crane Fran it's massive. How about a sniper hidden in the cab?

    Oh I also sent you some brushes with Ray's, don't let him keep them all!!!!!


    Ian

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    1. Don't know what you're on about Ian. Brushes??

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    2. You heard him Rousell, you thieving shit!

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  13. My God, but that's huge! There's just got to be a game you can use that thing in, it's too good to waste.

    And thank you for the pimpage Fran, it brought a smile to my face. And at the moment, that's no mean feat :)

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    1. I thought you were talking about Fran's belly for a moment then Anne!

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    2. I wasn't thinking about his belly Rousell :0)

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    3. Yeah Ray.....I'm big in all departments!

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  14. Nice crane but unlike most people I would never ever put a sniper in it, far too obvious and no chance to relocate after the shoot! But then again what do I know about it I am not and never have been a sniper!

    That book is a good read and while I have already voted "Blonde" it was against my natural instinct. I did it because I thought it was the best of the three, I wanted not to vote blonde at all but there you go!

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    1. I'd put a sniper in it, because it's just too cool!

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  15. Pure and unadulterated Porn!
    Does this mean your actually going to do a game Fran??

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  16. That's a really cool crane Fran

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  17. That crane is very nice, I'd be worried about battle damage during games!

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  18. That's going to really stand out on the gaming table!

    Christopher

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  19. Nice looking crane, look forward to seeing it in a city under construction...

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  20. Who was that crane I saw you with last night Fran?

    Nice addition.

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  21. Cool Crane, and the book is a hoot!

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  22. Nice! I read Achtung Schweinehund myself and enjoyed it. Glad to hear you liked it too.

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  23. Wow, that's an impressive crane! (Ahem ...)

    It will be interesting to see what you'll do with it.

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  24. That's a huge erection, Fran! Fnar, fnar!

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  25. Your purchasing megolomania has reached new heights!

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  26. Very cool crane - but WTF?!? Its awesome though.

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    1. It's a bit over the top but what can you do?

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  27. My, what a big one you have and very nice it is too.

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  28. Impressive machine !! good idea to use it with your 15mm !
    I've voted !

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  29. Wow - big crane. Yes, Anne's work is superb. Dean

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  30. That crane is great. Since it works, sooner or later a figure will move under it and ...

    I voted as well.

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  31. I think it looks awesome. The scale is very legitimate. Might need to get yourself a crouching Bond figure to top it off! :P

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  32. Another instrument of great power for building up the empires of the Supreme General Francis. And a fine one it is too.

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    1. Thanks Field Marshall, we shall rise again!

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  33. You're f*cking mad, Francis, but it IS completely awesome. You need it lifting a 1:87 scale model of Rousell's house...

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    1. You're right.....cue maniacal laughter!

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  34. Cool looking crane Fran. I do like Curt's idea!

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  35. That crane is Epic! Nice find!

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  36. It works? That is just too cool. Also, I already voted blonde! I didn't want to, but dammit... it was just too good.

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  37. The crane is excellent, Fran.
    To me most of the scenery stuff in 1:87 is absolutely fine with 15mm.

    And by the way:
    I already voted for Anne's Blonde Bombshell. ;-)

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  38. Now you'll have to get all the other minis that belong with crane to have a complete set!

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    1. I think you mean diggers and trucks?

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  39. I'm still most impressed by the fact that it actually works but disappointed that you didn't show it off in action.

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  40. Love the crane and how cool that it works! Also love the blond, who I thought was the best of the three (voting was closed by the time I got there).

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  41. That is a great centre piece Fran and looks to scale too.

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  42. Love it when i see such scenery! Excellent work Fran!

    Greetings
    Peter

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