Cheap Flying Tiger Canal Boat Landing Craft?

Flying Tiger, that strange mash up of quirky Scandi design and Pound Store (Ikea meets Poundland) had this clever little section of their Newsletter. I have no stores very near and sadly they do not yet have mail order but the ideas are good.

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This reminds me of the childhood Ladybird book ‘Toys and Games  To Make’, a great use of those everyday childhood items, things like old date boxes, matches, matchboxes  and fag packets.

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A terraced row of these carton houses or warehouses reminds me of H.G. Well’s Little Wars type games and Alan Gruber’s Tradgardland biscuit box houses of 2017:

http://tradgardland.blogspot.com/2017/07/breakfast-biscuits-little-wars-house.html

http://tradgardland.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/if-h-g-wells-had-known-breakfast.html 

Previously on Flying Tiger

My Previous Flying Tiger blog posts also have a very naval or maritime quality.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/my-pound-store-naval-convoy/

httpss://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/05/flying-tiger-palm-trees/

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/man-of-tin-advent-day-15-hit-the-beach-tiger/

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/poundstore-palm-trees/

Lots of gaming uses – terraced houses, warehouses on wharfs, landing craft and canal boats –  as a way of using up those difficult-to-recycle tetrapak type juice and milk cartons.

However it might be a challenge to paint their shiny texture. A thin layer of Papier-mâché maybe or masking tape?  Dolls House stone, brick and tile papers?

My first carton creation will be a flexible use Landing Craft.

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2019/07/21/milk-carton-creation-no-1-cheap-landing-craft/

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on 18 July 2019

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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