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UK Games Expo – just one week to go

Posted on May 29th, 2016 under . Posted by

UK Games Expo is nearly upon us – the No.1 UK Games Convention will be running next weekend from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th. For full details please see this link.My plans are to be there on Sunday.Tony

Pax Bochemannia Boche – part seven

Posted on May 28th, 2016 under , . Posted by

My latest update shows all of the painting finished. I just need to varnish and add some decoration to the bases.Image Two – Tvacii and Mandii – they could almost be sisters!Image Three – Issvace with Patch.Image Four – Cheesy with his sock standard.Tony

Pax Bochemannia Boche – part six

Posted on May 27th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The painting continues…..Not much to add to the previous post/posts. Tvacii has her red bikini and Mandii, painted in much more sombre colours has her leather mini-skirt. Cheesy has his sock painted and we should see the miniatures finished (the pain…

Merchant Ivory

Posted on May 27th, 2016 under , . Posted by

We have a small but popular set of merchants in our spaceships range, but it hasn’t been added to for a while. That was supposed to change at Salute, but that didn’t go quite as we hoped. However, all is put to rights today as we release five new models to supplement everyone’s commercial shipping […]

Ruined Temple for sale on e-bay

Posted on May 25th, 2016 under . Posted by

This modified aquarium display piece was modelled by me some time ago and has sat unused in the attic. It is based on a MDF base with the groundwork built up from DAS modelling clay. Additional detailing has been done with Milliput epoxy resin.

The model is 220mm x 180mm and 140mm tall. It is for sale on e-bay with a starting price of just £9.99, for details see this link.

Thank you.

Tony

And Again With the Merchants…

Posted on May 25th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Remember those merchant spaceships we previewed before Salute? And how they didn’t quite make it, but we promised to remake the mould and get them out as soon as possible? Well, here’s a second set of masters with a few repairs and tweaks, which are being remoulded with a view to getting them out very, […]

Miniature Wargames June 2016 – issue 398

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

Issue 398 of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames includes a three page article written by me showing how I scratch-built and painted this 1/100th scale Fokker EIII Eindecker.

Regular readers of the magazine will know of a short two part series of articles written in previous issues by Chris Russell. Eindecker part one – reviewed and gave details of this iconic aircraft, while Eindecker part two published a set of WW1 wargame rules.

In Eindecker part three, I show of how I built this model.

The Eindecker is not my only 1/100th scale scratch built air plane – here you see the Eindecker chasing a DH2 flown by Lanoe Hawker.

Once again, Henry (editor) has produced a very well illustrated article full of large and useful photos of the stages of construction and painting. Well done.

Miniature Wargames is currently on sale in WH Smiths. The cover price is £4.50.

Tony

Fir Bolg Skeletons

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 under . Posted by

A while ago we featured some very nicely painted skeletons by Australian gamer Azazel. He’s very kindly sent us some more photos (in fact he did this a while back, but once again I blame Salute for interfering with everything/frying my few remaining brain cells etc). I’ve featured a few here, but there are more […]

Pax Bochemannica Boche – part five

Posted on May 22nd, 2016 under , . Posted by

The painting continues…..Tvacii has been given a more orange skin tone (all that spray sun tan) while the leader Issvace now has some stripped trews and a scarf. The bulldog (Patch) has the main skin colour laid down with a brown eye patch and Cheesy…

Pax Bochemannica Boche – part four

Posted on May 20th, 2016 under , . Posted by

I have added many more highlight layers to the flesh areas, building them up with lighter colours and a tiny touch of Stonewall Grey then applying ‘washes’. It should be obvious, but Tvacii has been painted in a completely different scheme – much more …

New 15mm Releases

Posted on May 20th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Some houses in the desert wastelands are built up on high plinths to keep them safe from predators – this is one such design, accessed by a single stairway to a raised platform. This new 15mm building is available today. I’ve also been tinkering with some of our recent releases, combining them with other parts […]

Out with the old and in with the new…..

Posted on May 18th, 2016 under , . Posted by

It is with some regret that I have finally moved on from my much-loved Spitfire mug and over to my new Panzerfauste mug.Just look at that chip in the rim of the mug bought for me from the RAF Museum Cosford.A changing of the guard…..Thanks Rob.Tony

6mm Previews

Posted on May 18th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

15mm gamers have had the lion’s share of new toys lately, but now it’s time for the smaller scale to take over for a while. With the Joy of 6 show in Sheffield coming up in July, we want to have a number of new 6mm items for that event and the aim is to […]

Buried Treasure – Uncovering Hoards

Posted on May 17th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham University has a new exhibition – Buried Treasure – Uncovering Hoards. The Barber Institute has 48 Hoards and this display shows eight from around the world, including two from Britain.This was the first ti…

Heavier-than-Air

Posted on May 16th, 2016 under , . Posted by

As Robin beavers away to finish the Imperial Skies rules, we’ve been casting up the models for all of the pledges. We’re probably 3/4 of the way through the fleet packs, and there are boxes and boxes of castings in the workshop waiting to be sorted into fleets and shipped out as soon as the […]

Pax Bochemannica Boche – part three

Posted on May 15th, 2016 under , . Posted by

With the basing done – I undercoated the figures with a dark brown/charred brown mix. I have been moving away from a 100% black undercoat over the last couple of years – I’m not saying that I won’t go back to it at some time. It’s just that my preferre…

Pax Bochemannica Boche – part two

Posted on May 13th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The bases were built up with standard Yellow-Grey Milliput.I then added texture by sprinkling sieved sand and small stones over uPVA glue.I prefer to base and texture the bases before painting – even before undercoating the figures.Tony

Cell Block-H

Posted on May 13th, 2016 under , . Posted by

One of the most popular 15mm building sets we’ve come out with has been the Research Base. Possibly because it’s a very versatile design that will stand in as a military barracks, PoW or prison camp or general purpose civilian huts. Today we have a new addition to the base, a double hut connected by […]

Pax Bochemannica Boche – New Additions

Posted on May 12th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Earlier this year I posted images of some new SPQOrc – Pax Bochemannica miniatures that are now available to purchase from from Hysterical Games for details see this link.I picked up all three backs while at Alumwell – The WMMS back in March.Image…

Blogger playing up?

Posted on May 11th, 2016 under . Posted by

Posts have been a little slower than usual as I have had issues with Blogger, not allowing me access to my account.It looks like it is now sorted, so back to normal – I hope.Tony

Polyversal Redux

Posted on May 11th, 2016 under . Posted by

You may remember the Polyversal project that ran on Kickstarter a while back, but unfortunately didn’t meet its funding targets. Well, the team at Collins Epic Wargames have gone away, revisited their aims and requirements and yesterday relaunched the game with a new 30-day campaign. If you weren’t aware of it, here’s a quick precis […]

Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.3

Posted on May 7th, 2016 under . Posted by

Over the last couple of years I have written a number of terrain building articles/tutorials for various magazines. In the main they have been simpler and less well illustrated than the tutorials I had included in both Building Wargame Terrain and More…

Desert Towers Released

Posted on May 6th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Today we’re adding the last of the new Salute items to the website, plus an extra bonus item. We have three larger towers in our 6mm Desert Buildings range, all of which are one piece resin castings with small metal accessories in the form of rooftop aerials. These share the same characteristics as the rest […]

Jutland refight

Posted on May 4th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Today we’d like to give some publicity to an upcoming charity event. This is a refight of Jutland (a historical version rather than our Aeronef one !) in aid of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines charity. It’s taking place at HMS Flying Fox, a Royal Naval Reserve base in Bristol. Participants are being sought, […]

UK Games Expo, Birmingham

Posted on May 4th, 2016 under Posted by

Games Expo, Birmingham, just one month to go.I’ve booked time off work to visit on the Sunday. It’s been a couple of years since I last visited so I’m looking forward to a great day out.Full details can be found here.Tony