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A Couple of Hedges

Posted on July 29th, 2014 under . Posted by


These two lengths of Hedge were built from the large, round scouring pads used to clean factory floors. I was given a used pad some time ago and thought they would be great for hedges and trees.The bottom two images show the work-in-progress. I have cu…

Blown Away

Posted on July 28th, 2014 under . Posted by


Last weekend I was lucky to get in some gaming time with a couple of good friends, Robin Fitton (the author of Gruntz) and Jon Rogers (creator of the superb Arbuthnot’s League Aeronef game of a few years back). They provided all of the models, Jo…

My Fink Regiment – part four

Posted on July 27th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by


Progress on this group of eight Finklestein Dwarves moved along quite quickly – updates have been slow due to the Pre-Launch of More Wargame Terrain, for details go to this link.The image above shows most of the painting finished, while the one be…

Building Wargame Terrain/More Wargame Terrain

Posted on July 25th, 2014 under , . Posted by


Craig Andrews over on Orcs in the Webbe has recently updated his site with a short excerpt from my first book Building Wargame Terrain. For full details of the article go to this link.During the writing, production and selling of Book One, I …

Wheels of Steel

Posted on July 25th, 2014 under , . Posted by


This week’s new release is another pair of remastered models in our 15mm SF range – more correctly it’s one remaster and one completely new model. They’re also the first wheeled vehicles in the new range, which means that we now…

Coastal Guardians

Posted on July 23rd, 2014 under , . Posted by


I’ve been painting up some more of our Small Scale Scenery range lately. These are some forts from the French western coast, all around the La Rochelle/ Rochefort region. Forts Boyard (rear), Louvois (left) and Lupin (right) are all in the Charen…

Clear is the New Black

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 under , , . Posted by


We’ve been inundated with spaceship orders in the last day or two, and it’s exhausted our stocks of black flying stands. We ordered several thousand last month but they’re on back order with our suppliers, they’ve been delayed a…

More Wargame Terrain Book by Tony Harwood

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under . Posted by


Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 More Wargame Terrain is now finished. Earlier today my daughter confirmed the initial order after checking through the first ‘hard copy’ proof that arrived on Friday. There were a couple of changes that needed to be made an…

Fleet Flagship

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


Despite the trials and tribulations involved in getting the new 15mm vehicles out this week, the wheels of progress have fortunately been running rather more smoothly in the Naval department of Brigade Towers. Quietly, and with little fuss, a major new…

A Raised Grain Store for Pax Bochemannica

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


Craig Andrews of Orcs in the Webbe has posted another one of my ‘scratch-built’ models produced for the Fantasy/Romano game S.P.Q.Orc – Pax Bochemannica. For details of the full article/tutorial go to this link.The simple structure took …

Better Late Than Never !

Posted on July 16th, 2014 under , , . Posted by


So, after last week’s middle-aged brain-fade, I’ve managed to get my backside into gear, bring home the correct parts and paint and assemble the two new PacFed 15mm vehicles ! And it being a nice day, they’re painted, photographed and…

An Upturned Boat

Posted on July 15th, 2014 under . Posted by


Earlier this month, I ‘blogged’ that it was my intention to post details of some new terrain pieces I had finished during the Football World Cup. My intention was to post one new piece every month on the 1st of each month until I ran out. For full deta…

The Chains of Albion by Edwin Thomas

Posted on July 14th, 2014 under . Posted by


Here is a short review of the second book by Edwin Thomas in the three book Martin Jerrold series. The Chains of Albion.Details of book one – The Blighted Cliffs can be found here and here.Book two – The Chains of Albion sees Captain Jer…

Painting 15mm Germans

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


Following on from the post I wrote about painting the 15mm Brits in two-colour camouflage, I’ve been asked to do the same for the Germans in their three-colour ambush-style scheme. Whereas the blutack masked scheme can be achieved with spray cans…

My (Re-Vamped) Workstation

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


Yesterday I picked up a huge sheet of 6mm thick white plastic card. I usually use this card for making the bases of my terrain or models, but this piece was ideal to re-vamp my existing home-made painting station. The design of which was based on the G…

The Best Laid Plans …

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


We have a release plan here at Brigade, listing dates for upcoming models and allowing us to work back and plan out when we need production moulds, which then dictates deadlines for tins, prototype moulds, masters etc. I’m also able to plan a pai…

My Fink Regiment – part three

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


My first piece of painting proper is the flesh. I have built-up the flesh areas from Snakebite Leather, highlighted with Skull White, before being washed with some old blue-topped Flesh wash from Citadel.As stated in my earlier post, the uniform colour…

Band on the Run

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


If you’ve been to one of the shows in the south-east of England this year, you might have caught a glimpse of Phil’s magnificent (and prize-winning) WWI demonstration game ‘Somewhere in Belgium’ (excellent scenery but he needs t…

The Caroll Rule or Translateur Universel

Posted on July 8th, 2014 under . Posted by


Sue and I found this piece of drawing equipment in a small charity shop in Henley in Arden yesterday afternoon. We had decided that a day out to Nuneaton was in order and on the return, we took a detour through Henley and Stratford on Avon.The Caroll T…

The Linton Lancers

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


The Linton Lancers are a small mercenary force I created for a game at my club’s recent Open Day. The name came about simply because Linton is the name of village where the club meets, and since I was using British kit for the force, ‘Lance…

Games Workshop Metal Miniatures For Sale

Posted on July 6th, 2014 under . Posted by


I am having a bit of a clear-out of older Games Workshop Miniatures over on e-bay. please check out the auctions here.There are Bloodbowl figures…..Warhammer 40K figures…..And even Warhammer Fantasy…..I have started each of the auctions at 9…

My Finklestein Regiment – part two

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


Regular readers and followers will be very familiar with my processes for modelling, basing and undercoating figures. I like to customise my figures, add small details and uniform modifications with Green Stuff before basing them.In this first image, t…

Big Brother is Watching …

Posted on July 4th, 2014 under , . Posted by


Some new in 6mm this week, as a break from the 15mm fest we’ve had lately. This time we have another tower in the 6mm Desert Buildings range. This has a manned module at the top and can be used as either a control tower for an airfield or spacepo…

My Finklestein Regiment – part one

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by


During my last On-Line Build, there were a number of posts over on The Notables yahoo group about different Finklestein (or ‘Fink’) regiments and even a couple of painted examples. I wanted to join in, but as I was partway through The Legion …

Coming Soon

Posted on July 2nd, 2014 under , , . Posted by


More 15mm previews today. This first one is a German command vehicle based on the hull of the Thor tank. It will come equipped with a radar on the rear (as in the inset 3D image). The second model is the PacFed Dundas truck. Unfortunately I didn’…