Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Dremel – RIP

Posted on July 24th, 2016 under , . Posted by

This week my long-suffering Dremel gave up the ghost and stopped working. I’ve done the obvious like changing fuses and checking all the connections but nothing can breath life back into the old girl. I think it might be time to buy a new one.RIP Dreme…

Mortar Set – part seven

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

I think it is obvious from the image that most of the painting so far has been layering lighter colours over darker ones and washes.I choose a brass mortar with a green wooden base, while the Gin is painted to represent aged timber.There is still a lot…

Mortar Set – part six

Posted on July 19th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The model has been undercoated with a Black/Dark Brown watered-down mix.Since the last post I have added a scratch-built pulley, made from varying sections of cheap knitting needles and florists wire  and some steps to one of the tripod legs. I ha…

Mortar Set – part five

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

I have further detailed the base with a Reaper Bones large barrel and the powder scoop from a GW Empire Cannon plastic kit, both were glued in place with superglue before the groundwork was re-modelled.The mallet was scratch-built from a skewer and coc…

Mortar Set – part four

Posted on July 16th, 2016 under , . Posted by

As you can plainly see, I have not been idle…..The gin was built from strips of scrap wood (actually an old fruit packing case) with the tripod hinge at the top made from a piece of florists wire detailed with plastic card washers and more wire. I ha…

Mortar Set – part three

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

The mortar base has been glued in place and the groundwork built up from DAS modelling clay with sieved stones and sand glued over uPVA glue. I felt that the base or mortar frame needed some additional detailing so I added cocktail stick wooden pegs to…

Super Clay

Posted on July 11th, 2016 under . Posted by

Earlier today, Sue and I visited Coventry, I was able to take some photographs of Spon Street, while Sue browsed the IKEA superstore.Amongst other bits and bobs, I picked up this pack of air drying modelling clay from one of the discount stores. I…

Mortar Set – part two

Posted on July 9th, 2016 under , . Posted by

The barrel was drilled out with a standard drill bit and an electric drill, then the rough edges were cleaned up with a new scalpel.The base was cut from some 3mm thick plastic card and the groundwork built up with DAS modelling clay before being furth…

Mortar Set from Alternative Armies

Posted on July 7th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Image taken from the Alternative Armies websiteVarious modelling projects and commissions have meant that I have neglected some of my recent purchases, this is about to change. The Mortar Set from Alternative Armies and intended for Flintloque was boug…

Books for Sale on ebay

Posted on July 6th, 2016 under . Posted by

I have placed these four modelling books on ebay for full details see this link.First up we have Painting Miniatures from A to Z by Angel Giraldez.Next is Styrene Modelling published Evergreen.Then 222 Tips for Building Model Railroad Structures.A…

Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Update

Posted on July 4th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Various modelling projects have contrived to delay work on Book Three, but I can report that I have completed three chapters and am currently working on three more.At this moment, I am again looking at a full colour card-covered A4 format very similar …

Scratch-built Water Pump and Trough

Posted on July 1st, 2016 under . Posted by

This scratch-built water pump and trough was constructed and painted at the same time as the Gnome Farm or Snail Walls (see earlier posts). It uses a metal casting of a water pump that was originally modelled by me some time ago and then cast in metal …

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy – The Decorative Mausoleum

Posted on June 30th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The latest issue of Wargames, Soldiers & Stratgy, issue 85 has another terrain building article written by me – The Decorative Mausoleum is a two page article detailing how I scratch-built and painted this themed or decorative mausoleum. For full d…

Gnome Farm Walls – part six

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

At last the three Panzerfauste themed wall sections are finished. The originals were sculpted by me some time ago and feature small snail shells which in these images were painted using metallic paints to make them stand out from the grey walls.For ful…

Away-Day haul

Posted on June 26th, 2016 under . Posted by

Sue and I have had another weekend away, this time a trip around the Cotswolds. We started out from Droitwich yesterday morning, then down the M5 and across to Cirencester. From there we drove down to Swindon via Lechlade where we spent the night. On Sunday morning it was a quick trip across to Swindon Village and then back north again via Lechlade on to Burford and then to Stow before making our way back to Worcestershire.

We had a great couple of days away and I took lots of photos of both buildings and stonework. Here you can see my model making haul. Rust coloured dusting powders, a Roman thimble (I thought I could use it as a cauldron), some not-Snakebite Leather acrylic paint, olde dice, drill bits and a scribbler.

Total spend less than £16.00.

I’ll keep you informed of how I use them.