15mm River Transport

Whilst in a local covered market finding 54mm pirate cake decoration figures (as you do),

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I spotted this attractive little plastic river or sea barge for £3, second hand.

It was made as Bulstrode the barge in 1999 by Tomy for an old Thomas the Tank Engine range, hence the face. This face easily came away with a little work from a craft knife, revealing a useful little doorway or hatch.

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Peter Laing 15mm Victorian Naval Brigade sight hostile natives (Peter Laing Zulus) whilst heading upstream. Flying Tiger palm tree cake decs.

It works well for my Peter Laing 15mm figures, as you can see in the photograph.

A little paint, maybe even replacing the stickers, and you have the makings of a fine everyday 19th and 20th Century vessel.

It could be part of a port or harbour scenario, as well as making an attractive river boat. Not bad for £3 …

Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN, 7 September 2018

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