Adventures in Blue Board and Foamcore

     This is a listing of the posts covering our projects built in Blue Board and Foamcore. It occurred to me that they appear in the blog in reverse order as you scroll down and my sometimes creative titles might not be clear to someone scrolling through the list of postings. A few of these are still "Works in Progress" and I will add to/update this list as time goes by.
     While anyone can cut foamcore with a matte knife I have found that making precise cuts in blueboard requires a special tool. My weapon of choice is the Proxxon Thermocut 115E; which I affectionately refer to as "Proxxie".  This tool functions as a table-saw and jigsaw would for woodworking allowing very clean and repeatable cuts. I find it invaluable.


1/56th Scale British MK IV male
 On a whim I built this model 

And then I painted it


1/200 scale British A Class destroyers
Cutting the hulls and building the deckhouses and bridges 
Scratchbuilding the 4.7" guns 
Additional details 
Final paint job and assembly
And then there is the second one




1/200 scale H.M.S. Dauntless
 A friend needed a boat built
So I went about it in my usual way
Then I had to paint it (of course)
And I added some detail, just because
 




The Island of Pinatella
It started with a tiny starfort
Which expanded into an island
Where I scratchbuilt everything
Including the town


Mediterranean/Caribbean Village
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2011/07/news-flash-three-men-build-village-in.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2011/07/painting-town-red-well-actually.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2011/07/battle-of-newville.html


World War One Trenches
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/02/to-blue-foam-beyond.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/02/to-blue-foam-beyond-part-ii-shell-holes.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/02/to-blue-foam-beyond-part-iia-revetments.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/03/to-blue-foam-beyond-part-iib-more.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/03/to-blue-foam-beyaond-part-iic-enough.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2014/08/meanwhile-back-at-ranch.html




The Dramatic Hills
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/03/dramatic-hills-from-blue-foam.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/03/death-of-old-friend.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/03/too-much.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/03/decidedly-less-dramatic-hills.html

And the less dramatic dunes
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/07/quick-but-dull-hills.html
 


The Ork Temple
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/03/more-silliness-with-blue-board.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/03/still-more-silliness-with-blue-board.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/04/blueboard-silliness-nearing-completion.html


 The Armored Cruiser
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/05/going-in-whole-new-direction-with-blue.html
 https://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/05/28mm-armoired-cruiser-planks-and.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/06/arming-armored-cruiser.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/06/28mm-armored-cruiser-detail-details.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/06/armored-cruiser-further-details.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/06/armored-cruiser-railings-and-rivets.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/06/armored-cruiser-deck-guns-and-portholes.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/06/armored-cruiser-commissioned-at-last.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/06/things-have-gone-completely-to-hull.html




The Protected Cruiser
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/07/protected-cruiser-scratchbuilt.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/07/protected-cruiser-almost-finished.html




The Torpedo Gunboat
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/07/28mm-torpedo-gunboat-nearly-done.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/07/28mm-torpedo-gunboat-completed.html




The 75' Coast Guard picket boat aka "Six Bitter"
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/07/six-bitters-and-prohibition.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2012/08/six-bitters-completed-well-two-at-least.html



Makin' Mektown
http://webleedzgreen.blogspot.com/2012/05/makin-mektown.html






The Panther/Nemesis Saga, or how a small project got entirely out of hand and  ended up generating two boats instead of one small one.



The Tramp Steamer
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2014/10/this-time-it-was-on-purpose-28mm-tramp.html?showComment=1412626774441#c8079099736442829593
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2014/10/painted-tramp-in-28mm.html
http://antonswargame.blogspot.com/2014/10/oh-she-is-dirty-tramp.html






The Dupuy de Lome (sort of)



 
Rivets



 
The Accidental Battleship



Fort Matanzas, a real scale model for once!




Let's Build a Pirate Ship
 (and other Reckless Diversions)





The Frontier Fort of Kelnore


Way too long at sea; Another tramp steamer




SMS BLITZ




A Pair of Gunboats



The Starfort
At the Convention; Part I  and Part II



The Aztec Temple





The Kearsarge




Sabot Bases from blueboard
Tutorial on how to make your own; any size, any shape
Painting and flocking the bases 



The Keep


 CSA Ironclad 




Union Monitor



The Ruins of Remagen




The Coliseum





The Hexagonal Tower  





The Afghan Village


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