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Rise of the Jeune École

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Today sees the release of our remastered French Charlemagne Aeronef models. The new models are larger but sleeker than the old one (which has been retired), with a distinct tumblehome to the hulls. There are three slightly different hull types and thre…

Gnome Cannon for November – part five

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

The painting is now complete, just the varnishing and flocking to go and the small group of Gnome and Halflings will be ready for the gaming table.I have purposely painted the three miniatures in a ‘miss-match’ of uniform colours to show that they are …

A Messy Little Pigsty from Building Wargame Terrain

Posted on November 20th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

This is The 28mm Messy Little Pigsty from Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 – Building Wargame Terrain. It is one of two super-detailed or ‘signature’ models featured in Building Wargame Terrain and as such is one of the most in-depth articles covering a ful…

Ten things you never knew about Waterloo – the Mail of Sunday

Posted on November 19th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

This weekend The Mail of Sunday had this feature in their magazine – Event. Sacre Bleu! Ten things you never knew about Waterloo. For a full breakdown see this link. Please note that I am not sure how long this link will remain active.I hope you e…

Big Dragon

Posted on November 19th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Although we still have a few new items lined up this year, we’re starting to look forward to releases for 2015. Since their debut our Pacific Federation grav vehicles have been one of our more popular 15mm forces, so they are an obvious candidate…

Gnome Cannon for November – part four

Posted on November 18th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

I have painted more of the scratch-built base for the cannon and started on the uniform colours. In fact the cannon is nearly finished.The three miniatures who are manning the cannon are meant to represent a mixed-bag or make-do crew and so I have pain…

Sound the Bugle !

Posted on November 17th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

I mentioned in the run up to Crisis that Phil has sprung a surprise on me by turning up with two new moulds of 28mm WW1 Belgians – NCOs and Buglers. He’s finished painting and photographing some sample figures so we’re pleased to say …

15mm French Farm from Building Wargame Terrain

Posted on November 17th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Both books, Damfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 Building Wargame Terrain and Guide No.2 More Wargame Terrain feature mainly 28mm scratch-built terrain pieces, however there is one tutorial in book one – The French Farm that is built to 15mm scale.The building w…

Flintloque Cannon

Posted on November 16th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Following on from yesterday’s post, here is a Flintloque Cannon painted in Albion Blue.The basic cannon is from the Alternative Armies/Flintloque range of miniatures (59501), however (as with the earlier Howitzer) I have modified it. The main frame or …

Flintloque Howitzer

Posted on November 15th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

By way of a small interlude I have included these images of a converted Flintloque howitzer that I have just finished painting and varnishing.The model uses the canon barrel and main carriage of the Flintloque Grand Alliance artillery set (59501), howe…

South African Support

Posted on November 14th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Following up from last week’s South African release, we have new turret options for the two APC types released today. We have a support turret with a low velocity infantry gun that fires heavy HE or squash-head shells for clearing out enemy stron…

28mm Small Stone Warehouse from Building Wargame Terrain

Posted on November 14th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Following the two previous posts giving details of the earlier (or simpler) articles, I have today included the first of the complete builds – The Small Stone Warehouse from Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 – Building Wargame Terrain by Tony Harwood.This pa…

28mm Wall and Gate from Building Wargame Terrain

Posted on November 13th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Following yesterday’s post here is another brief look at one of the articles featured in Building Wargame Terrain, this time the 28mm Perimeter Wall and Gate.Image one shows part of the finished wall and gate while image two illustrates some of the wor…

28mm Wall and Fence from Building Wargame Terrain

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 – Building Wargame Terrain features a number of different terrain building tutorials ranging from the simple to detailed or advanced. This 28mm Wall and Fence is one of the earlier articles and shows how a simple stone wall …

All Washered Up

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

You may remember a while ago I posted about some 15mm resin fireteam bases I made to suit figures based on coins (1 euro-cent and 2p UK coins in particular). We realise (and it has been pointed out to me many times) that, depending on your location, th…

More Wargame Terrain – an update

Posted on November 11th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 – More Wargame Terrain by Tony Harwood – for full details go to this link is selling out fast. I now have just 23 signed and numbered copies left and would recommend that anyone looking to treat themselves for Chri…

Gnome Cannon for November – part three

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

I have undercoated the cannon and crew with spray can Black, touching up any missed areas with Chaos Black from Games Workshop,I then basecoated the pieces with Dark Brown. These two images show the Brown a little better.The painting of the cannon has …

A Sticky Lesson

Posted on November 10th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

In the last year or so we’ve increased our 15mm range by leaps and bounds, both vehicles and buildings. We’re now casting more and more pieces in resin and learning new lessons about the material, one of which I think it could be very handy…

Avoncroft Museum – part two

Posted on November 9th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

As promised, here are some images of the buildings at Avoncroft Museum of Historical Buildings, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. For more details go to this link.The first two images show the Merchants House, the most iconic building at the museum and …

Ghoul for Flash Gordon

Posted on November 8th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

My latest addition to the 40mm Flash Gordon miniatures collection is this Ghoul. The model is a slightly modified Monster-in-my-Pocket plastic toy – The Bogeyman, which I have mounted onto a 40mm round base and re-painted.I have used a mixture of acryl…

Ultramarine Terminator from Games Workshop

Posted on November 7th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

I am continuing to paint up miniatures that have laid un-finished on my too-do shelf. The latest is this Space Marine Terminator painted in the colours of the Ultramarines.  The actual model is the plastic Terminator model that was given away free…

New 15mm South African Releases

Posted on November 7th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

After debuting at Crisis last week, the 15mm Hippo truck and Buffel APC are now on the website and available for purchase. The Hippo is a six-wheeled flatbed load carrier capable of hauling very heavy loads across rough terrain. Although unarmed, a pin…

Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove

Posted on November 6th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

It was earlier this year that Sue and I visited Avoncroft Museum of Historical Buildings, Bromsgrove, Worcetershire. These are images, not of buildings but of various ‘clutter’ that I thought would be of interest to the modeller. For full details of th…

Twelve by Jasper Kent

Posted on November 5th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

I came across this book when browsing a recent post on The Miniatures Page and having searched through some reviews, thought it might be worth picking up. I purchased the book, second-hand via e-bay for less than £3.00.The book is over 500 pages long …

Slammed Again

Posted on November 5th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

About four months ago I put on a game of Hammer’s Slammers:The Crucible for Maidstone Wargames Society’s Open Day. At this distance the details are a little hazy now, but to be honest I don’t want to recall them too closely as I was h…