Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Shrewsbury away-day

Posted on March 26th, 2017 under . Posted by

Another away-day, this time to Shrewsbury, where I took these images.The image below was a modern reproduction of a timber framed building which I thought caught the traditional construction style very well.Tony

Happy Birthday – some of the presents

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

In addition to a new sketch book and some gift vouchers for W H Smiths (newsagents/book seller in the UK), I received this near pristine second-hand copy of the Andreas Miniatures Catalogue from Sue and a copy of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman from Hol…

West Midlands Military Show – Alumwell 2017

Posted on March 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Here are some images taken by me at the West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell last Sunday.The show was the venue for the official launch of the latest Dampfpanzerwagon Guide – Models For Wargamers. Should you wish to learn more, please use this link&nb…

Dampf’s modelling page 2017-03-15 04:54:00

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers is now available to order. For full details of how to get your own numbered and signed Limited Edition copy, please go to this link.I should also point out that there are a few copies of Dampfpan…

West Midlands Military Show 2017 Alumwell

Posted on March 12th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Sue and I are now home from a very busy and enjoyable day out at the WMMS, Alumwell where I exhibited some of my scratch-built models and launched Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers book.Image One – Sue volunteered to help out and had …

Models For Wargamers Book official launch this weekend

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

On Sunday, Sue and I will be at the West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell where I will be officially launching the Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers. My intention is to have models from all three books on display plus some others, for example the resin casts from the Panzerfauste range and a couple of models that have featured in magazine tutorials. If you are attending, please stop by and say hello.

I have a couple of copies of More Wargame Terrain which will be sold for just £15.00 a copy but it will be the new book that I will be concentrating on.

As with the earlier publications, the first 100 will be numbered and signed. My plan is to hold a prize draw once these books are sold. Should you wish to order your own copy, please go to this link.

While details of the Alumwell show can be found here.

Thank you.


Rathcore Holders & Grips

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Earlier this week my Rathcore Miniature Holder and Grip arrived. I had chosen the larger, pale wooden handle with extra cork inserts for my pledge and all were delivered safely. I have still to try it out but I must admit that they are beautifully made…

WMMS, Alumwell, just one week to go…..

Posted on March 5th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell is just one week away. My plan is to be one of the exhibitors and show off some of the scratch-built models featured in all three of the Dampfpanzerwagon Guides as well as officially launch Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers. The new guide will be on sale for just £18.00. The first 100 copies will be signed and numbered.

Pop by and say hello if you are attending. Full details of the show can be found here.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy, details of how to order can be found here.


Hammerhead Shark BS2017- the voting is now open.

Posted on March 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Lead Adventure Forum Build Something 2017 Contest is now active and votes are being taken on the entries. For full details go to this link.My Hammerhead Shark Aeronef is in Group AHere are some construction and painting images for your perusal…

The trilogy is now complete!

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers has just been picked up from the printers, well in time for the official launch on Sunday 12th March at the WMMS, Alumwell.I need to let the book ‘rest’ before packing them for postage, but I would ex…

Roman Temple from Wargames Soldiers & Strategy 89

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Issue 89 of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy features a 28mm scale, scratch-built Romano-British Shrine/Temple based on the artists impression of the building at Godmanchester near Peterborough and was built by me.Details of the shrine can be found at t…

Happy St David’s Day

Posted on March 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Happy St David’s DayWith all the excitement and rush of getting Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models for Wargamers ready for print I had missed a very important landmark. Yesterday was the ninth anniversary of this Blog. Details of how to order M…

Models For Wargamers is now available to order

Posted on February 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models for Wargamers has been ordered and is now at the printers. I would expect the official launch date to be Sunday 12th March and copies will be available to purchase at The West Midlands Military Show (WMMS, Alumwell) see this post for details.

The new book will be;
   A4 Portrait size
   Perfect Bound
   Premium paper – 300gsm gloss cover and 170gsm gloss pages
   112 pages (plus cover)
   8 articles and 10 step-by-step tutorials
   Over 330 full colour images
   Over 20,000 words


I am pleased to confirm that the books will be sold for £18.00 each. Payment via (old fashioned) cheque or Paypal. 

Should anyone wish to order a copy of the book, could you please e-mail me at;  dampfpanzerwagon(at) With your full name and address and your Paypal account details (so I can send you an invoice).

Please include the title Models for Wargamers in the e-mail.


Each copy will be wrapped in clingfilm, enclosed in a custom card wrap and posted via Royal Mail.

Postage & Packaging will be;
  UK – £5.00
  Europe – £9.50
  Rest of the World – £13.50

(Subject to change)

(Anyone who wants the book/package to be signed for – please contact me at the time of ordering and I will amend the P&P cost).

Pre-launch orders will be processed as soon as the books are available – please keep checking Blog for details.

Thank you.


A couple of books from the library

Posted on February 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sue and I visited The Hive, the main library in Worcester and I picked up these two books on loan. The first is Recreating The Past by Vistor Ambrus and Mick Aston, the on-site artist and presenter of Time Team, a TV archaeology programme. And The Pen …

Three recent purchases

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

Here are three recent book purchases. The first was bought for me by Sue and is an illustrated book of paintings and watercolours showing the Victorian ideal of a country cottage. Victorian Cottages (part of the Country Series) by Andrew Clayton Payne. The book is full of inspiration for future models.

Secondly a real find – again a gift from Sue who has a way of finding these fantastic little gems. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Warfare. It was picked up for just 50p.

Finally a book found by me in a charity book shop, Traditional Houses of Rural France by Bill Laws. The book is jam-packed with colour illustrations of beautifully photographed rural houses. Just my type of book. This one cost just £1.00.