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Fishing for Stats

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

A quick note to say that I’ve finally got round to uploading Starmada X stats for the Fisher class dreadnought in its various derivations to the Brigade website. Click on the Starmada logo to go to the relevant page.

Orctober Fest – The Flintloque Orcs – part four

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

Tony

Once again the painting has progressed quickly, I find that by challenging myself to paint a small group of figures each month (The Pledge) that the build or builds move along apace.As you can see I have painted all of the detailing and it is only a ma…

Wargames Illustrated – issue 324

Posted on October 21st, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

I received a WH Smiths gift voucher for my birthday – a present from my Mother earlier this year. The voucher allows me to purchase magazines and/or books whenever I see a product that I would like to buy and as such gives me an excuse to regularly bro…

Wargames Soldiers & Strategy – issue 74

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

Tony

I recently picked up this magazine and thought some quick comments were in order.  The magazine Wargames Soldiers & Strategy is not a regular purchase of mine, mainly because of it’s themes issues. However this months diorama cover and the art…

15mm Légion Étrangère

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

Tony

Another model making the move from 6mm to 15mm is the Catroux, wheeled APC of choice of the EuroFed Légion Étrangère. I’ve just completed the 3D modelling on the hull, wheels and the remote weapon system mount which you can see below. I might …

No-new Release Friday

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

Tony

I’m afraid that the current sequence of shows has thrown our carefully crafted release schedule into a bit of a tail spin, and once again this week’s planned new items aren’t quite ready. However, a package arrived from the 3D printer…

Orctober Fest – The Flintloque Orcs – part three

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

Tony

The painting continued with picking out details of the uniform decorations and colours. I am not too happy with the Blue and Yellow on these miniatures, believing the blue to be too dark and the yellow not intense enough. This is a regular issue with m…

Jeune École

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

Tony

Some of our models have been around for a while … well, we are 26 years old as a company. Some of the older moulds are wearing out, and need replacing, so as a slow but ongoing process we’re going to take some of our more venerable models a…

Roger Willcox

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Uncle Rogipoos one of the most prolific contributors to The Notables Flintloque Yahoo Site. linkYou will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.Huzzah!Tony

Kronan Stone Man for Flash Gordon

Posted on October 13th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Here is the latest addition to my 40mm Flash Gordon miniatures collection – a Kronan Stone Man from the Marvel Plastic Collection. The model stands a whopping 60mm tall and dwarves my 40mm Graven Images Flash Gordon/Cliffhanger figures.Photo Three – Sh…

More Shows

Posted on October 13th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Right, that’s the first half of our little burst of shows out of the way. This coming weekend we have a break before the second pair of shows. On Saturday 25th of October I will be flying solo at Stoke Rochford Hall for the Aeronef weekend. Unfor…

Orctober Fest – The Flintloque Orcs – part two

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

Tony

This image shows the first real colours added to this group of 5 Flintloque miniatures. I wanted a miss-match of uniform colours to show just how run-down this particular batch of Albion Orc Artillery are and have used different Blues for the main batc…

SELWG Specials

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

Tony

We’re all geared up for SELWG on Sunday – the casting is all done and we’re well stocked. We do have a few new items for the day, some of which aren’t on the website and won’t be for several weeks yet. In 15mm we have some…

Orctober Fest – The Flintloque Orcs

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

Tony

Happy Orctober. I have already had one post celebrating this great idea – see the previous post for details of my Olde Skool Orc Army, but this is my actual entry for Orctober Fest, a group of five Flintloque Orcs. Three from 54022 1st Artillery Crew a…

Crew – debuss !

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

Tony

Your tank’s been hit, but it’s not catastrophic – quick, grab the spanners and replace that damaged track link ! If you need to portray vehicle crews out of their vehicle, either performing emergency repairs or escaping a wreck and tr…

Orctober Fest 2014

Posted on October 6th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

To celebrate Orctober 2014, I present my Orc Army.The miniatures were collected and painted while I lived and worked in Swansea – that’s over twenty-eight years ago. Boy does that make me feel old! The majority are pre-slotta base Games Workshop and fe…

We Had a Blast!

Posted on October 5th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Back from our long trip to Bristol for Blast-tastic! yesterday. We had a great day, so many thanks to Michael of Angel Barracks for the work that he and his wife Sam put in to making it a successful event. There were a number of good looking games ther…

Blast-Tastic – Sci-Fi Wargame Show

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

Tony

Will I be the first with a show report?Earlier today Sue and I visited the very first Blast-Tastic, a Sci-Fi Wargame show organised by Angel Barracks and held at the Filton Community Centre, Bristol. We arrived just after 9.15am after a horrendous jour…

Last Call for Blast-tastic!

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

The inaugural Blast-tastic! show is on Saturday – less than 48 hours away now (Michael at Angel Barracks is either very excited or stressed by now). I will be at the workshop tomorrow, casting up the last of the stock and loading up ready for an …

Orctober Fest

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

Tony

Image ‘borrowed’ from Erny’s PlaceWhile browsing the Internet, I came across a post detailing this great idea; Orctober Fest. For full details see this link.I am planning on two groups of posts for Orctober, The first will be in keeping with the m…

Shafted by Shapeways

Posted on October 1st, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Last night I received an email from Shapeways proclaiming a new pricing policy for certain materials – Better Pricing for Strong & Flexible Plastics is what they said. The claim is that 75% of models they sold in that material last year woul…

Terrain pieces for October

Posted on October 1st, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Another terrain post for another new month.I’ll start with this small treasure chest that was bought in a charity shop in Ledbury, Worcestershire. It is a white resin casting.I cut away the large resin base and re-mounted it on to an oval of 3mm thick …

40mm American War of Independence

Posted on September 30th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

While browsing the Internet, I came across this post of a 40mm AWI game set in the Fall (Autumn). The table has a number of beautifully painted 40mm resin buildings that were originally sculpted by me and available from Grand Manner. For full deta…

Making Model Trucks by Gerald Scarborough

Posted on September 29th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

I picked up this book for £1.00 at a local car boot sale on Sunday. The book includes the usual – what tools to use but concentrates on building 1/72 or 1/76th scale models in plastic and white metal. Written by Gerald Scarborough the style is similar…

The 2mm Resurrection

Posted on September 29th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

You may remember a short and rather minor tale of woe a while back, with the failure of the church tower in the 2mm Civic Buildings mould. However, we did promise that we’d get it remade, and so we have. And not just that, we’ve been able t…