Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Telegraph Poles


As the name suggests I have spent this evening making some telegraph poles for the gaming table, they obviously have no real purpose but they do make the table look more interesting, and a bit more "real". I've whipped up 7 of these so far using some dowel, a bit of balsa and some small (very small) beads as the insulated bits you get on the real thing.

If I have time tomorrow I will get these undercoated so I can paint them up. I won't be stringing wires between them or anything like that as wires would just get in the way whilst gaming.

I'm waiting on some more printouts so I can finish of my housing blocks (might get them tomorrow all depends on whether the wife remembers to do my printing at college or not).

8 comments:

  1. Looking good mate. This kind of stuff adds real character to a table. So few people take the time, myself included. Keep it up!

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  2. What a great idea! They look very good and cheap to!

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  3. Looking good; plus they make for very unique cover.

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  4. They are looking great Mr Smillie and are a nice touch. I cant wait to to see them painted up

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  5. Thanks chaps I thought these would make some nice table filler! and they were very cheap, 2p for a base, 89p for dowel 99p for the beads (a pack with a life times worth in it) so pretty dashed cheap on the scenery front!

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  6. Great job Mr Smillie, now you just need the flock of swallows to festoon them.

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  7. Now there's an idea Michael!

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