The first post of September 2015 is this scratch-built Bakehouse or Oven. The model was inspired by this illustration found in a book on French regional architecture. The ovens or fours banals were communal ovens and usually built my the landowners or …
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For the whole month of August I have reduced the price of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 – More Wargame Terrain to just £15.00 (plus postage). For full details go to this link.
The sale will run until midnight, Monday 31st August.
Unfortunately all the remaining copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 – Building Wargame Terrain have now been sold.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this project.
One of the latest issues of Commando Comics is this Napoleonic themed adventure – Voyage of the Eagles (4835) which I picked up from W H Smiths earlier this week. I have in previous posts commented on how much I enjoy the Napoleonic themed sh…
You have just one more week to take advantage of the August Sale. Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 – More Wargame Terrain is available for the reduced price of just £15.00 (plus postage) until the 31st of August. For details please go to this link.
All copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 – Building Wargame Terrain have been sold. I have no plans for another reprint.
Be aware that I have had a number of e-mails reporting spam messages sent from my e-mail address.I am sorry for the inconvenience and will try to get it sorted as soon as possible.Tony
Regular readers and followers will know that I have been working on some model masters for the new miniatures games Panzerfauste from Hysterical Games, a joint venture between Steve Blease and Rob Alderman. I recently saw this post over on the Hysterical Games Facebook page and thought it was worth re-posting.
Further details can be found here.
The original boxed game is available to order from Maveryc Games. They are still working on the supporting blister packs and producing additional metal character miniatures but the Pax Bochemannica complete starter set is back in stock.For full details…
Answer;I paint my miniatures one figure at a time…..My latest Flintloque figure is this single Orc Readcoat that had sat in my to-do box for some time. I painted and varnished him in a couple of evenings.Yet another finished model. At this rate I sho…
Earlier this week, Holly, Sue and I had a day away in one of my favourite days out. Hay on Wye; The Book Town. In the past Sue and/or Holly and I have tried to have a day out in Hay on an annual basis, but this was our first return to Hay for a couple …
Thank you to everyone who has supported this project.
Earlier this month, I sold the last ‘perfect copy’ of Building Wargame Terrain and today, I sold the last ‘damaged’ copy. At this time I have no plans for a re-print.
The good news, is that I have limited stocks of More Wargame Terrain and for the whole month of August these books will be offered at the reduced price of just £15.00 (plus postage).
For details of how to order a copy of More Wargame Terrain see this post.
For the whole month of August, both Building Wargame Terrain and More Wargame Terrain are being sold at the discounted price of just £15.00 (plus postage and Packaging). for full details see this earlier post.
However I can report that ALL perfect copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 – Building Wargame Terrain have now been sold and I only have a very limited number of slightly damaged copies left. Should you be interested in buying a copy of this book at an even further reduction please contact me following this link or follow the links to the right.
The good news is that I have spare copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 – More Wargame Terrain left. These can be bought for the reduced cost of £15.00 (plus postage and packaging) for the remainder of August.
At this moment there are no plans for a reprint of either book, I am however starting to think about a third book – any suggestions for content, should be directed here.
I’m selling some items of scratch-built terrain on e-bay.The first is this Beacon that was initially built for Lord of the Rings, but could be of use in a number of different games. Secondly this Sphinx. For full details of these and a number of books/…
I have treated myself to both Frostgrave – Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City and Otherworlds – Fantasy Skirmish books. I have given my views, or at least my initial views of Frostgrave here, but thought that a comparison between the two might be…
Since Games Workshop decided to completely re-invent White Dwarf, I have not purchased a single copy but instead satisfied myself by looking back (through rose tinted glasses) at what I believe to be the Golden Age of White Dwarf or prior to the Lord of the Rings franchise (maybe even earlier). I realise that this makes me an Olde Foggie but I firmly believe that there was a period when I would eagerly await the release of the latest issue and hop down to W H Smiths (a retailer in the UK) and devour the contents from cover-to-cover (sometimes re-reading articles a number of times).
As I write I will freely admit to a bulging attic full of old White Dwarf magazines from single number copies through the 100 mark and onto the 200 and even later. Each of these issues a prized example which although I have threatened to get rid of, will I freely admit be leaving the house the same day I leave in a coffin.
So why am I so against the new WD?
I think it is that there are only odd articles or painting tutorials that interest me – the battle reports have all become same-as, same-as and I rarely even browse them never mind read them in depth.
Earlier today after a day-away in Cirencester, I picked up issue 337 from the Oxfam charity shop for just 50p. Issue 337 is an issue I completely missed the first time around and at 50p I thought it was a ‘no brain-er’ as I could always re-donate it when I had read it. I found that there was little to keep me interested and with the exception of a nine page Eavy Metal tutorial showing the construction and painting of Eltharion The Grim (High Elf on a Griffon sculpted by Ges Goodwin) little of real worth (at least to me).
On the one hand, it is fair to say, why am I bothered?
I think the answer is that with shelves full of modelling magazines (and in this I include model railway, model boats, aeroplane and tank magazines as well as figure painting and wargaming magazines) there is little that grabs me like those early White Dwarf magazines did. I have in the past written that a ‘son of White Dwarf’ or a figure painting, terrain construction magazine might very well appeal to me – maybe I am just grasping at straws and time has moved on, but I would be interested to know if I am alone in regretting the demise of Olde Skool White Dwarf?
I have in my wallet a £25.00 voucher for W H Smiths (a birthday present from my Mother) – even with this voucher I find it difficult to decide what or which of the many modelling magazines to spend this voucher on. A case of ‘water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.’
Even as I write this I am aware that it is turning into a rant!
But I’m just asking where is the next White Dwarf Magazine coming from?
Actually I think I’m asking – Is it likely that there will ever be a magazine to rival the Olde Skool White Dwarf?
Answers on a post card to…..
Voie Libre – A French language publication featuring Narrow Gauge Railways from Europe. I picked up 8 magazines for just £5.00 from a charity shop in Pershore, Worcestershire last month and have had great fun trying to read and understand the various articles. However it is possible to get an English translation leaflet (but where’s the fun in that!)
The official Web page is now saying that the latest issues will be printed in English as well as French.
Each magazine has around 60 pages per issue and is full of both construction and layout articles. The images below show just some of the pages and what to expect. See this link for details.
Regular readers and followers will know I have a love of all things Narrow Gauge and even have a small layout (O-16.5 Industrial Diesel) so magazines like this are always going to appeal to me. The magazine is published and produced to a very high standard and includes layouts and articles that should be of interest to any modeller.