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Dropping from Orbit

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The Fearless class of Assault Ship is capable of carrying a full Royal Marine battalion plus supporting vehicles, including a company of tanks, through jumpspace into orbit ready for insertion. This task is accomplished by atmosphere-capable craft including the Heracles shuttle and Athena VTOL/dropship. The 750-foot long Fearless has considerable offensive and defensive weaponry including […]

Printable Scale Rule

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The 1:27.7 Narrow Gauge Adventure continues. However it was a thread over on The Lead Adventure Forum that was the impetus for this latest post. I saw the post which gave details of a site that allowed you to download scale rulers in any scal…

Printable Scale Rule

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The 1:27.7 Narrow Gauge Adventure continues. However it was a thread over on The Lead Adventure Forum that was the impetus for this latest post. I saw the post which gave details of a site that allowed you to download scale rulers in any scal…

Julius Caesar at the RSC

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sue and I were treated to a very special treat yesterday, Holly had bought tickets to see a performance of Julius Caesar at the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon. In addition we had a complimentary pre-performance tour and at the end of the second act we were i…

Julius Caesar at the RSC

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sue and I were treated to a very special treat yesterday, Holly had bought tickets to see a performance of Julius Caesar at the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon. In addition we had a complimentary pre-performance tour and at the end of the second act we were i…

Soviet Colours

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve recently been putting together a small force of our new Neo-Soviet tanks (and some of the older ones as well). Up ’til now I’ve only been able to paint a sample of each model for the website and display stand, so I was looking forward to assembling a larger army and getting them on […]

Pen & Sword Commission

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In 2016 I was approached by Pen & Sword to produce a book (actually two books) on building wargame terrain. The first of these books themed around the Napoleonic Wars has now been sent to the commissioning editor for checking and I am awa…

Pen & Sword Commission

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In 2016 I was approached by Pen & Sword to produce a book (actually two books) on building wargame terrain. The first of these books themed around the Napoleonic Wars has now been sent to the commissioning editor for checking and I am awa…

City of Dreams

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

It’s Friday, so it’s new release time again. We try and vary our new releases across the different ranges, and today the wheel has stopped on our Small Scale Scenery range, and what we hope should be some very useful City Apartment Blocks. Many European city centres are built, at least partially, on a block […]

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the Gauge/Scale thing…..

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

I keep getting questioned on why I am working in the obscure scale of 1:27.7. I though I would try to explain…..Gauge is the distance between the rails, for example 2 foot or 600mmHO-OO track is 16.5mm and Peco offer a track called Crazy Track which …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the Gauge/Scale thing…..

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

I keep getting questioned on why I am working in the obscure scale of 1:27.7. I though I would try to explain…..Gauge is the distance between the rails, for example 2 foot or 600mmHO-OO track is 16.5mm and Peco offer a track called Crazy Track which …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #3

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

The latest test, a 1:27.7 scale (or 11mm = 1) foot narrow gauge railway skip shown alongside the custom built and painted workman – see earlier posts for more details.Image Two – The scratch built skip made from a HO-OO brake van chassis/frame and some…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #3

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under . Posted by

The latest test, a 1:27.7 scale (or 11mm = 1) foot narrow gauge railway skip shown alongside the custom built and painted workman – see earlier posts for more details.Image Two – The scratch built skip made from a HO-OO brake van chassis/frame and some…

Yenpalo Tank Upgrade (now I remember !)

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

We’ve had this new version of the Yenpalo Xarledi tank ready for some time, but just haven’t got round to releasing it – originally I just hadn’t had time to paint one, but then I finally managed to get that done. It was then supposed to have been rolled in with last week’s release of […]

Isle of Lewis Chessmen Statues – part three

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The third Isle of Lewis Chessman, this time the Rook or as I have seen him described on some Web pages – The Beserker.Image Two and Three – Show the bare plaster cast on an oval of 3mm thick plastic card with the groundwork built up from DAS modelling …

Isle of Lewis Chessmen Statues – part three

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The third Isle of Lewis Chessman, this time the Rook or as I have seen him described on some Web pages – The Beserker.Image Two and Three – Show the bare plaster cast on an oval of 3mm thick plastic card with the groundwork built up from DAS modelling …

Isle of Lewis Chessmen Statues – part two

Posted on August 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The King was next…..I knocked off his head as the original plaster cast head was so badly cast I didn’t think it was worth saving. Here you can see the King and Queen with a Flintloque RifleOrc shown for scale and how the two statues have slightly di…

Isle of Lewis Chessmen Statues – part two

Posted on August 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The King was next…..I knocked off his head as the original plaster cast head was so badly cast I didn’t think it was worth saving. Here you can see the King and Queen with a Flintloque RifleOrc shown for scale and how the two statues have slightly di…

Tank Hunters

Posted on August 4th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The Neo-Soviet Union armed forces are continuing the rollout of their new series of heavy armoured vehicles. The ISU-135 Mech and and ISU-175 Volk are the latest generation Tank Hunter and Assault Gun respectively. Based on the common Bars chassis, both feature the same fixed superstructure but carry different weapons – the Mech a 135mm […]

Isle of Lewis Chessmen Statues

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Earlier this year I picked up three plaster casts of the Isle of Lewis chess men. The casts were not very good, in fact they were miss-cast with lots of air bubbles and some serious damage. However I thought they were worth saving and here you see the …

Isle of Lewis Chessmen Statues

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Earlier this year I picked up three plaster casts of the Isle of Lewis chess men. The casts were not very good, in fact they were miss-cast with lots of air bubbles and some serious damage. However I thought they were worth saving and here you see the …

Models For wargamers Book is still available to order

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under . Posted by

Another quick reminder. Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers is still available to order. For details of how to get your copy, follow this link.In addition, there are still limited quantities of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 – More W…

Models For Wargamers Book is still available to order

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under . Posted by

Another quick reminder. Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers is still available to order. For details of how to get your copy, follow this link.In addition, there are still limited quantities of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 – More W…

Federal Reinforcements

Posted on July 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

It’s time for the next batch of new models for our EuroFed spaceships range. We brought out the first wave in time for Salute, but this only replaced a small part of the existing fleet. Today we have a pair of capital ships, new versions of the Liberté battleship and Cerbere light carrier. These two […]

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #2

Posted on July 27th, 2017 under . Posted by

This is an image of a heavily converted 1/24th scale plastic figure that was bought from the Internet. I was searching to see if I could find a 60mm – 66mm miniature to use with the 1/27.7 scale or 11mm = 1 foot scale test (see earlier posts), but this…