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