Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Pig Sty for Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter

Posted on April 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Sue and I were babysitting in Leamington Spa yesterday afternoon, looking after our grandson Finley. On the way over I stopped off at Hysterical Games to drop off the latest masters to Rob Alderman for the Olde Hammer – Apocalypse Miniatures …

Models For Wargamers Reviewed in W, S & S issue 90

Posted on April 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Issue 90 of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy has a short review of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers, written by the magazine editor Guy Bowers and featured on page 80. Thank you Guy, I pleased that you liked the book.

Copies of Models For Wargamers can be purchased from me for £18.00 plus postage, for further details please see this link.

I also have copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 – More Wargame Terrain. These last few books are available for just £15.00 plus postage and details can be found here.

Thank you.


April Update

Posted on April 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I am very conscious that updated to the Blog in April have been very scarce. The Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter is still planned for launch later this year. I have just finished another two models which are going off to be cast early next week. for …

The Cottages of Lilliput Lane

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under . Posted by

Another charity shop find – The Cottages of Lilliput Lane published by Portfolio Press in 1991 bought for just £2.00.

I have in previous posts commented on how I look to Lilliput Lane and David Winter Cottages for inspiration when building my own wargame terrain. This hard-back book lists and details each of the Lilliput Lane sculpts as well as giving details of how they are modelled and cast.

I can see me using these illustrations as more inspiration when modelling further buildings.


The Cottages of Lilliput Lane
Published by Portfolio Press, New York
Photographs by Walter Pfeiffer – Text by Deborah Scott
266 pages full colour
ISBN – 0 942620 14 3

Armour Modelling by John Prigent

Posted on April 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sue and I had a day in Cheltenham and I picked up this second-hand copy of Armour Modelling by John Prigent, part of the Osprey Masterclass series for just £5.00. The book was in one of the many charity stores in Cheltenham and I thought it too good to miss out on.

It is a card covered ring bound reference book of 192 pages, full-colour illustrations with lots of step-by-step projects, just the sort of book I like…..

I look forward to reading it.


Armour Modelling by John Prigent
Published by Osprey Publishing in 2008
Cover price – £19.99
ISBN – 978 1 84176 974 5

Happy Easter

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

Happy Easter.Tony

Some charity shop finds

Posted on April 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

These three books were picked up from the Oxfam Book Store in Cirencester yesterday. The Look and Learn book is full of beautiful illustrations, many by one of my favourite artists; Angus McBride, while the two Roman booklets are illustrated by Ronald …

Models For Wargamers – the first review

Posted on April 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Earlier today I was directed to this post over on Wargames and Railroads, a Blog written by Kris Marquardt a long-time supported of my ‘how-to’ articles and guides. The Blog post is a review (the first review as far as I am aware) of Dam…

Models For Wargamers Book – available to order

Posted on March 30th, 2017 under . Posted by

Copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 – Models For Wargamers are now available to purchase. for full details please see this post.As with the earlier two guides, the first 100 copies will be numbered and signed.Thank you.Tony

Gloucester away-day

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under . Posted by

Part two of our weekend away saw us visiting Gloucester and taking time out to have a picnic at the Jet Age Museum which is on the Staverton airfield. The weather was fine, if a little windy and we sat at the picnic tables at the side of the airstrip. …

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 …