Saturday 26 September 2009

"They're Here, Already!" Possibly...

Wargamers are weird people. A bit of cardboard, a piece of polystyrene, a stone in the street and we all get excited about using it as a bit of scenery or whatever... Such a moment occurred to me today when I went in the kitchen to find SWMBO making some more jars of her lovely plum jam (the plum tree in the garden getting a bit over enthusiastic this year). Anyhow after scamming a tester on a piece of toast (and it was lovely...), my eyes alighted on a saucer of discarded plum stones. Now to most people this would be garden waste to go in the compost bin, but to a wargamer, well...

Rather than compost. my first reaction was, "Oh! Don't they look like the pods in Invasion of the Body Snatchers!" Credit to SWMBO, she didn't groan at all and has offered to boil them clean and dry them so they can be tested out. As you can see from the photo with the Victorian gent they are about 5 foot long in 28mm scale, which is great for a curled up body! All I need to do know is find an appropriate lorry (that said I then started pondering on using them in an SF environment and even a VSF one - perhaps mounted on a card base that could be placed on different vehicles..). Anyway, watch this space for interesting uses of discarded plum stones! :-)

"Look, you fools, you're in danger! Can't you see?! They're after you! They're after all of us! Our wives, our children, everyone! THEY'RE HERE, ALREADY! YOU'RE NEXT!"


  1. Date stones for 15mm then......? great idea and you are absolutely right about odd bits and pieces being pressed into service. That explains why I have collected the plastic covers from BIC disposable razors for the last year or so....................;-)

  2. It also explains why I just cleared out a couple of cubic foot of stuff I decided I was never actually going to get round to using :-)

    As to lorries have you had a look at the ones on Hatton Model Railway's web site? A bit far for you to come up here to visit the shop but its easy to get lost in the selection of vehicles on their eDiecast website (as opposed to the model trains site where its equally easy to lose an hour).

  3. I also get that weird funny look from my wife when she asks, 'Do you need that ?', followed by pointing at a potential piece of trash / wargame terrain... ;)