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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Corner Shop

This is the third building in my street scene. Still WIP the floors need to be done and the roof needs weathering. As my wall weathering skills improve I will attempt the walls. This will remove the clean/neat look of them.

Thats all for now.

Half Timber House

I have made a few improvements to House 3.
Paint work on the walls and weathering on the roof.

Improvements will continue on all my buildings as my skills improve.

Bolt Action: Armies of Germany

Received my copy.

What a great supplement!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Liebster Award Nomination

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Thanos for honouring me with the Liebster award. He is a master modeller, an exceptional figure painter and his scratch building abilities are out of this world.
This is a difficult task and I have chosen to honour a few Blogs that I frequent and that have not yet received this award to my knowledge.

"The rules:
 - "Copy and paste" the award on your blog, and talk about it a bit.
- Select for the award your five favourite blogs with less than 200 followers, leaving a comment on one of their post to notify them that they have won the award. You need also to list them in your own blog.
- Enjoy the moment, knowing that you have just made someone's day.
- Of course, there is no obligation to pass the award, but it is a good deed really."

The Blogs, in no particular order, are:

Dan at the Command Tent

Monty at Monty’s War Gaming 

Hobbyworkwer at Hobbyworker

CBaxter at the Frozen Gamer AK  

Sanguemarcio at Miniature Warfare


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lest We Forget

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We shall remember them”

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Row of Houses

This is a building I started awhile back and was featured in the Roof post. I have weathered the roof and plan to do the Normandy Houses roofs in the same fashion. The tiles that is.

 Front face, need to weather the walls but not sure how to go about it.

Rear face.

Completed roof.

W.I.P. 2 Normandy House 2

Here is another installment.

The windows and doors sprayed brown.

Floors planking painted.

Here the house is plastered using PVA glue and playsand and painted using acrylic paint. The plastering process I had to do quickly due to the heat therfore no pic showing just the sand and glue.

Doors and windows inserted.

Floors placed inside, the are lift out.

Roof and chimney. The roof to be done as per my roof post Roof

Front face side by side with the blue house.

Rear face side by side with the blue house.

Only roofs need to be completed.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

W.I.P. Normandy House 2

After posting Normandy House many people asked me to do a step by step on the next house. So here goes.

The kit.

Doors and windows glued into the frames.

The glued pieces.

All walls glued together.

Roof glued.

Another of the roof.

Coffee sticks glued onto floor panels.

Completed structure.

The plastering and painting process to following.

Bolt Action

I have purchased these rules a few weeks ago. I have not had the opportunity to play a game, but think they are suitable for people just starting off in wargaming.

I enjoyed the read through!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waterloo1815 release two new WW2 sets.

The following sets have been released.
German Cavalry.

U.S. Mountain Troops.

It seems there will be three sprues per box. 

Friday, September 28, 2012

US Paratroopers

Caesar Miniatures have just released their WWII US Paratroopers.
I'm not very impressed with what I see. I'll buy a box just for variation, not as the bulk of a force.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Normandy House

Here are a few photos of a Normandy house. I have decided to go with a more colourful approach on these new designs. It is still a work in progress.

The first two are of the front face.

The last two are of the rear face. 

This is the first of the new designs and I hope to complete another house, cafe and two shops in the near future.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Russian ZiS 2/3 Gun

PSC have just announced their Russian ZiS 2/3 Gun is ready for shipping.

The gun kit contains 16 crew (same pose arrangment as the 45mm gun crew) and 4 guns. Options to build either the 57mm M1943 anti-tank gun or 76mm divisional gun.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fun with Barricades

Playing around with a few thoughts I combined some of my older obstacles with the new log barricades and came up with the following variations.

Try getting to the MG behind these...