Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

RAF Cosford

Posted on August 25th, 2016 under . Posted by

Earlier this week Sue and I took our guests to RAF Cosford. It’s the second time this year that I have visited but it was so much more fun with young guests who were visiting for the first time.I took these images of ‘What-If’ Aircraft.On the day we we…

Trolka Thug – part two

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

The converted model was undercoated with both black and dark brown spray paints and the flesh areas built up from Snakebite Leather with Snakebite/Skull White highlights. The nose was given a very ruddy glow!I choose a bottle green uniform with white f…

The Marshmallow Catapult – Evolution

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 under . Posted by

For the last three days Sue’s brother has been up visiting with his Grandchildren. I set up a Marshmallow Catapult Challenge that quickly developed into a major arms race. Here are just some of the models we built…..Details of how to build your own c…

Flintloque Trolka Thug

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

Taking a break from producing magazine articles and working on various model making commissions, I thought I would start work on this Flintloque Trolka model that was originally sculpted by Rob Alderman.I believe it is a Trolka thug but am unable to fi…

The Tower House

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

The images featured here show the initial steps in the construction of a scratch-built model house. I have shown them to illustrate how I approach building a model, but also to show how the model takes on a life of it’s own and can grow or develop orga…

Birch Tree Seed Pods

Posted on August 16th, 2016 under . Posted by

It’s that time of year again…..Birch tree seed pods are now in season, so get out there and start collecting these miniature leaf shaped seeds. For full details see this earlier post.In addition, earlier this month, I picked up this Fiskars Leav…


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

I have been a member of Pinterest for almost a year and now find myself using it almost as much as Google Image Search. For those not familiar with this group, Pinterest is a site where regular contributors host image boards or ‘pin boards’ of associat…

Milliput and Green Stuff

Posted on August 12th, 2016 under . Posted by

Over the past couple of months, I have found that I am now using a Milliput and Green Stuff mix, rather than one or the other. This was not a conscious decision, but rather a natural development as I am finding the subsequent mix much easier to sculpt …

Mortar Set – revisited

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

Gavin at Alternative Armies (the home of Flintloque) has recently re-posted details of the AA Mortar Set and Gin that was featured on this Blog last month.I actually think he’s done a better job than my daily updates!For full details see this post…

More Wargame Terrain Book

Posted on August 5th, 2016 under . Posted by

There are just four copies left.

If you are interested in buying a copy, the price is £15.00 plus Postage and Packaging. For full details see this post.


The Thief Taker

Posted on August 3rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

My latest e-bay purchase is this Commando Comic No. 3034 – The Thief Taker.Regular readers and followers will know that I am always on the look out for Napoleonic themes Commando Comics as I find them great inspiration for gaming scenarios or themed sh…

Gnome Snail Farm Barn

Posted on August 1st, 2016 under , . Posted by

Here is one of the Panzerfauste resin buildings that I sculpted some time ago. It was originally called the Snail Breeding Barn, but is available to buy from Hysterical Games as the Gnome Snail Farm Barn, for full details of the range of figures and sc…

Mortar Set – part nine

Posted on July 29th, 2016 under , . Posted by

I have varnished the model and base with Galleria Matt Varnish, then highlighted the metal parts with Klear floor varnish before adding my usual ground covering of dyed sawdust and the odd bit of static grass.The Mortar is fixed to a nearly round base …

Mortar Set – part eight

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

Here you can see the last stages in the painting of the Mortar and base prior to varnishing.The base has been painted in my usual Snakebite Leather, basecoat with Snakebite/Skull White drybrushed highlights and the details all painted with a long-handl…

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…