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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…

Blast-Tastic just one week to go

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

Tony

Just one week to go to the inaugural Blast-Tastic wargame show, Bristol. see you there next Saturday. for full details go to this link.It is my intention to have some spare copies of both Building Wargame Terrain and More Wargame Terrain for sale,…

Airship Shed Available

Posted on September 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

As previewed recently, our small scale Airship Hangar is the perfect place to keep your Zeppelin or R-101. We weren’t sure when this would become available, but a gap has opened up in the release schedule and so here it is, on the website all rea…

The 3o Bella Manicotti Regiment for Flintloque

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

Tony

Todoroni On-Line Build for September – part six.With the latest group of Toads painted, based and finished, I set up this little vignette to show the 3o Bella Manicotti in a game setting. Remember that this particular set of Toads was a Limited Ed…

Making Money by Terry Pratchett

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

Tony

Earlier this year I read the Terry Pratchett book Making Money, this was the first Pratchett book I had read for some time. I really enjoyed my return to Discworld and after putting the book down I realised that I needed more.I therefore searched …

Show Time!

Posted on September 22nd, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

We don’t attend all that many shows over the year, but starting in October we have a burst of four in five weeks. Our first outing is on October 4th to the new Blast-tastic! event in Bristol. This is an SF specific show so (please read as this is…

Todoroni On-Line Build for September – part five

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

Tony

My latest On-Line Build, a group of eight Todoroni from the 3o Bella Manicotti Limited Edition boxed set – finished.I have both Gloss Varnished and Matt Varnished the miniatures before flocking the bases. The standard bearer has a scratch-built sticky-…

More Wargame Terrain – sales to date

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

Tony

Earlier this week book number 75 was ordered and posted. There are now only 25 signed and numbered books left of this limited edition publication. Should you wish to order a copy, please go to this link where you can also read a number of rev…

New 15mm Desert Buildings

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

Tony

Since we released them a few months back, the Munitions Bunker and Primitive Dwelling have been some of our most popular 6mm buildings. So it’s only natural that we’d want to upscale them to 15mm, and here they are. They were painted with t…

Todoroni On-Line Build for September – part four

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

Tony

The painting of this small group of Todoroni is now finished. My next post will show them varnished and flocked.Most of the work was detail painting, the Flintloques and general touching up. As stated in earlier updates, these Toads are great fun to pa…

Atlantikwall

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

Tony

Continuing our range of 2mm buildings, I’ve decided to have a crack at some more modern fortifications. I’ve been working on some Normandy Atlantic Wall items to allow a refight of D-Day (don’t forget we already make Normandy rural ho…

The XIV Legion invade Droitwich Spa, Worcester

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

Tony

This weekend Sue and I visited the Droitwich Spa Saltfest, a living history and salt heritage display that is held every year in the town centre and Vines Park. The highlight for me was the Roman Military Research Society and their display of warmachin…

Airship Sheds

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

Tony

A model we’ve had kicking around for a while but which we haven’t been able to release is our 2mm scale airship hangar (only partly caused by Phil somehow managing to lose the masters for the metal parts…). The design is based on that…

Todoroni On-Line Build for September – part three

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

Tony

The painting is moving along apace. I have finished most of the uniform, detailed the shakos and even painted the bases. I choose a Red/White feather for the plume as this works well with the Green cockade – giving the Red-White-Green of the modern Ita…

Docking Bay 26

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

Tony

Need somewhere to park your spaceship while in town? Docking Bay 26 is suitable for every class of vessel from tramp freighter to executive shuttle, and with our reasonable rates and level-3 security systems you’d be mad to leave it anywhere else…

Todoroni On-Line Build for September – part two

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

Tony

Progress has moved on quite quickly with this group of Toads. I choose to paint the miniatures in a dark Bottle Green tunic with Orange/Red epalletes and uniform turnbacks similar to the 3o Bella Manicotti featured on Rob Alderman’s You Tube feature, s…

BLAST – TASTIC less than a month to go

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

Tony

Less that a month to go before the first ever Blast – Tastic show in Bristol. Full details can be found here.Blast – TasticFilton Community CentreElm ParkFiltonBristolBS34 7PSSaturday 4th October 201410.00 – 4.00Admission £2.00See you there….

Late Arrivals

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

Tony

We did promise last week that there were more new releases due in the 15mm Mercenary Brigade range, and here they are. Three more new models to round out your force and give you plenty of combat options. The first of the three is the powerful Ontos tan…

Napoleon – The Campaign of Russia

Posted on September 9th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Yesterday – the Freeview TV station is showing a two part documentary called Napoleon – The Campaign of Russia on Thursday 11th September at 10.00pm. For details go to this link and here.Tony

On-Line Build for September – Todoroni from Alternative Armies

Posted on September 8th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

My On-Line Build for September is this group of eight Todaroni from the 3o Bella Manicotti Limited Edition box set from Alternative Armies. I have supplemented the miniatures I have with an officer Toad from the 56505 Todoroni Militia set.The…

Mercenary Reinforcements Available

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

Tony

The first thing to say this morning is that we’ve finally caught up with orders again, and (apart from ones that arrived yesterday/overnight) the order queue is empty (happy dance … ). We previewed more additions to our Mercenary Brigade a …