Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Ford’s Hospital, Coventry

Posted on August 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Earlier today, Sue and I visited Coventry City Centre with Holly. While I was waiting for them to finish shopping I started exploring some of the many side-streets and came across this interesting building – Ford’s Hospital a 16th Century half timbered…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #4

Posted on August 19th, 2017 under . Posted by

The second sculpt – another figure or workman in dungarees.Image One – The figure was converted from another 1/24th scale plastic figure bought from e-bay. Here you see the finished sculpt alongside the original donor figure.Image Three – After smoothi…

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…

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…

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…

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…