Thursday, December 27, 2012

Building a "Fora"

As you know I have built med some medieval sledges or in Swedish "Foror" or in singular "Fora".

This is not realy a tutorial just some pictures showing the different stages during my work with the 2 sledges.

The horses are from the Perry WotR WR 29 Wagon horse team, I used the two back horses and the rider, just gave him some winter clothes. For the other sledge I used the coachman from the Perry RN 34 Single horse peasant/Cossack waggon, just added a bit of grean stuff to his cap.

The sledge was build of 1.5mm plasticcard about 45mm x 25mm, the sides are about 7,5mm high. I used som sprues to build the skids.

At the bottom of this post you can find some short films about driving a Swedish Fora/Sledge.

























12 comments:

  1. That is so very clever Dal, I love it!

    Once GW sees you turned their sprues into skis, you might send you a bill. ;-)

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  2. most interesting tutorial dal not to mention the evocative film footage... Best wishes Alan

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  3. I really need to make some wagons for my battles in England, shame they didn't use sledges back then!

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  4. You are a great artist; fantastic models for the table!

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  5. Superb conversion work and a great idea.

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  6. Yes! More great looking wagons to plunder! ;)

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  7. Very effective and usefull, not only the tutorial but the background info.
    Cheers
    paul

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  8. Looks great! Thank you for all the background stuff and of course the nice how to.

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  9. Thank you mates !

    Not much snow in England to use sledges...

    Jonas and I have to talk about the difference of a Wagon and A Sledge...and you are even from Sweden;)

    Best regards Michael

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