Friday 7 March 2014
Communal tent - completed.
This is the finished communal tent, which can be used for either my Burgundian or Swiss armies. It represents an open-ended canvas covered tent, which is used for preparing and serving foods, and which were prefabricated and simple to put up as required.
There are two soldiers eating - one appears to be demanding some additional serving from the cook. The tent is also used for storage, drying washed clothes and is a sheltered spot for a dog to sleep.
The construction of the frame and converted Perry figures have been covered in previous posts.
The canvas cover is a painted sheet of thin pewter and I've left it to be removable, so that the internal features can be seen. Having spent a fair bit of time on this, I didn't want it all obscured by a very pain cover! I have another flag post and orb, on which I'll attach a small flag of a Swiss canton, so that the tent can 'switch sides' when required.
The plated food is from Mirliton (as is the thieving cat); other various boxes, barrels etc have all been collected over several years and I can't recall all the manufacturers. The clothing hanging on the line is made from green stuff and are vaguely recognisable as a hose and doublet.
I will add an open camp fire with some cooking pots and chopped wood, to be placed nearby.