Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cogg, Sprockett & Splyne (Kiivar) Proprietary Limited.

Almost finished: the factory building for my 'Army Men' project that I have been calling 'Jono's World'.  I don't know what the factory makes, but it seems that Horatio Cogg, William Sprockett and Abraham Splyne hold several patents in their home country for machining machinery.  The Kiivar Branch has been established, of course, for tax avoidance purposes...
As the thing is a shoe box clad in brick paper and roofed with corrugated cardboard, I could have called the firm Fibb and Lye Cobblers Ltd, or Shoehorn, Last and Sole Co.
Early in the construction.  Brick cladding yet to be completed.
Windows for natural lighting drawn on card strips and glued on
before the roofing.

Another view.  The corrugated card will not this time be drawn
as pantiles, left as unpainted or maybe painted dark grey or near black.

The shoe box lid built up into the factory roof.
 It comes very close to being  large (high)
 enough  for 1:72 scale  war games.

The factory very near completion.  my original smoke stack
looked too short and spindly, so I remade it.
The stack and burner lean-to was left unglued to the main

Factory front with inwards and outwards loading doors.
I had intended a raised loading dock, with the doors
accordingly raised from ground level.  But I forgot.

The view of the other side.
The hinges have been added to the double doors because I'm quirky.
I'll probably add a loading dock with a ramp down to ground level

The building disassembled.   The space inside is available
for storage of figures or terrain pieces.

Another view of the disassembled factory.
The corrugated cardboard is what I have been using
 for roofing my Sideon IV buildings.
My thanks to 'Maj. Guiscard', Governor General of Sector Six, as the 85th follower of this blog.
The Maj. Guiscard has developed a fantasy world peopled with some strange but engaging personalities, including the eponymous Major.  I recommend a visit to this place.


  1. Looking very factory fresh Ion. I really love the idea you can also use it as storage.


    1. Thanks, Paul! I like things to be multifunctional...

  2. Very nice. Perhaps I should put my shoe boxes to similar use. I have one or two I don't store anything in.

    1. Very versatile, your average shoe box... They are of a size that the 'ground area' is suitable for 40mm and larger figures; or they can be made into large office blocks, tenements, factories, warehouses and storage facilities for smaller figure scales. That the interiors can be used to accommodate other terrain pieces or figures allows for a more compact storage of your stuff; and they can also be used 'lids off' for combats inside buildings.

  3. Nice to meet you Archduke! You have a great blog and I regret it taking so long to find it.

    (Maj Gusicard)

    1. Thank you! Fantasy isn't really my thing gaming wise; although I do like reading Children's and Young Adult Fantasy literature. But I enjoyed reading about your 'personalities' in your created World, and hope to see more of it.

  4. very nice! perhaps I should make my shoe boxes look nicer, as currently I am using them to store pretty much everything. looks fantastic but it would be nice to see them with a figure for comparison.

    your latest followers blog also seems interesting.

    1. Good point, Gowan - As I have pretty much built a grain shed or barn - a small one in this scale, and I'm thinking of building a small railway station, I'll do another posting about 'Army Men' buildings and show some figures by way of comparison. I did in my fist posting in subject, you will recall, but the factory is a much larger building.

      I stood on one of my army men guys today - snapped him in two, the poor blighter. Surgery has so far not been a success...

  5. Yet another fine piece of scenery! I look forward to the next building.