Saturday, June 20, 2015

Interesting Thrift Store Finds

A few weeks back I was shopping for a couple of items for the new dog and stumbled across these decorative, "inspirational" bowls. I immediately thought that these shapes were useful. As a gamer, modeler and scratch builder I always like to snag these sorts of things when I find them because they tend to not be there on a return visit. So, I put aside a couple of other, more frequently available hobby supplies and bought these instead.

So, what do I plan to do with them? I am not exactly sure. They would be a bit awkward looking as a boat hull as they are equally rounded at either end. I suppose they could be made into some sort of oddball vessel. Flipped upside down they take on many more possibilities. 

Upside down, i see potential for everything from a VSF landship to the protruding hull of a submarine. This could also make a nice platform to build some MaK/SF3D styled vehicles. The flat bottom becomes a nice mounting point for all manner of doodads. It would be a bit cramped for a deck in 28mm, but 15mm would have some tight space to move and that works as many smaller boats are not all that user friendly.

I have yet to decide on any specific projects for them, but I am always looking for something new and these just seemed like they could be useful.



  1. Speaking of small boats not being user-friendly, I just watched Jaws at the theater last Wednesday. I had forgotten about the narrow gunwales they had to walk along to get forward of the cabin on the Orca. Yikes!!!

  2. Yeah, I was thinking about my dad's old smaller commercial fishing boats where there really wasn't much foot going between aft and forward decks.


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