Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

UK Games Expo – just one week to go

Posted on May 29th, 2016 under . Posted by

UK Games Expo is nearly upon us – the No.1 UK Games Convention will be running next weekend from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th. For full details please see this link.My plans are to be there on Sunday.Tony

Pax Bochemannia Boche – part seven

Posted on May 28th, 2016 under , . Posted by

My latest update shows all of the painting finished. I just need to varnish and add some decoration to the bases.Image Two – Tvacii and Mandii – they could almost be sisters!Image Three – Issvace with Patch.Image Four – Cheesy with his sock standard.Tony

Pax Bochemannia Boche – part six

Posted on May 27th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The painting continues…..Not much to add to the previous post/posts. Tvacii has her red bikini and Mandii, painted in much more sombre colours has her leather mini-skirt. Cheesy has his sock painted and we should see the miniatures finished (the pain…

Ruined Temple for sale on e-bay

Posted on May 25th, 2016 under . Posted by

This modified aquarium display piece was modelled by me some time ago and has sat unused in the attic. It is based on a MDF base with the groundwork built up from DAS modelling clay. Additional detailing has been done with Milliput epoxy resin.

The model is 220mm x 180mm and 140mm tall. It is for sale on e-bay with a starting price of just £9.99, for details see this link.

Thank you.


Miniature Wargames June 2016 – issue 398

Posted on May 23rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

Issue 398 of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames includes a three page article written by me showing how I scratch-built and painted this 1/100th scale Fokker EIII Eindecker.

Regular readers of the magazine will know of a short two part series of articles written in previous issues by Chris Russell. Eindecker part one – reviewed and gave details of this iconic aircraft, while Eindecker part two published a set of WW1 wargame rules.

In Eindecker part three, I show of how I built this model.

The Eindecker is not my only 1/100th scale scratch built air plane – here you see the Eindecker chasing a DH2 flown by Lanoe Hawker.

Once again, Henry (editor) has produced a very well illustrated article full of large and useful photos of the stages of construction and painting. Well done.

Miniature Wargames is currently on sale in WH Smiths. The cover price is £4.50.


Pax Bochemannica Boche – part five

Posted on May 22nd, 2016 under , . Posted by

The painting continues…..Tvacii has been given a more orange skin tone (all that spray sun tan) while the leader Issvace now has some stripped trews and a scarf. The bulldog (Patch) has the main skin colour laid down with a brown eye patch and Cheesy…

Pax Bochemannica Boche – part four

Posted on May 20th, 2016 under , . Posted by

I have added many more highlight layers to the flesh areas, building them up with lighter colours and a tiny touch of Stonewall Grey then applying ‘washes’. It should be obvious, but Tvacii has been painted in a completely different scheme – much more …

Out with the old and in with the new…..

Posted on May 18th, 2016 under , . Posted by

It is with some regret that I have finally moved on from my much-loved Spitfire mug and over to my new Panzerfauste mug.Just look at that chip in the rim of the mug bought for me from the RAF Museum Cosford.A changing of the guard…..Thanks Rob.Tony

Buried Treasure – Uncovering Hoards

Posted on May 17th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham University has a new exhibition – Buried Treasure – Uncovering Hoards. The Barber Institute has 48 Hoards and this display shows eight from around the world, including two from Britain.This was the first ti…

Pax Bochemannica Boche – part three

Posted on May 15th, 2016 under , . Posted by

With the basing done – I undercoated the figures with a dark brown/charred brown mix. I have been moving away from a 100% black undercoat over the last couple of years – I’m not saying that I won’t go back to it at some time. It’s just that my preferre…

Pax Bochemannica Boche – part two

Posted on May 13th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The bases were built up with standard Yellow-Grey Milliput.I then added texture by sprinkling sieved sand and small stones over uPVA glue.I prefer to base and texture the bases before painting – even before undercoating the figures.Tony

Pax Bochemannica Boche – New Additions

Posted on May 12th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Earlier this year I posted images of some new SPQOrc – Pax Bochemannica miniatures that are now available to purchase from from Hysterical Games for details see this link.I picked up all three backs while at Alumwell – The WMMS back in March.Image…

Blogger playing up?

Posted on May 11th, 2016 under . Posted by

Posts have been a little slower than usual as I have had issues with Blogger, not allowing me access to my account.It looks like it is now sorted, so back to normal – I hope.Tony

Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.3

Posted on May 7th, 2016 under . Posted by

Over the last couple of years I have written a number of terrain building articles/tutorials for various magazines. In the main they have been simpler and less well illustrated than the tutorials I had included in both Building Wargame Terrain and More…

UK Games Expo, Birmingham

Posted on May 4th, 2016 under Posted by

Games Expo, Birmingham, just one month to go.I’ve booked time off work to visit on the Sunday. It’s been a couple of years since I last visited so I’m looking forward to a great day out.Full details can be found here.Tony