Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Build Something 2015 _ the voting is now open

Posted on March 25th, 2015 under , . Posted by

The voting is now open on The Build Something Contest 2015, for full details go to this thread. My own entry The Horseshoe Forge can be found either on this Blog (see earlier posts) or here.Good luck to all.Tony

Away-Day Glastonbury

Posted on March 24th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Last year Sue and I decided that we would make up a ‘bucket list’ of places in the UK that we wanted to visit. Due to circumstances completely out of our control this did not happen, but in 2015 we are trying to tick off as many as we can.Glastonbury a…

Away-Day Monmouth

Posted on March 23rd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Sue and I have just returned from out Away-Day in Monmouth. This is an unusual day out for us as we normally drive past rather than too Monmouth. In fact I think this is the first time for about four years that we have visited this historical market to…

Croome Park Ice House

Posted on March 20th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Sue and I spent most of the morning walking around Croome Park, Worcestershire, a National Trust house and gardens. If you’ve not been, you are missing a real treat, beautiful gardens and an interesting house with loads of history.The highlight for me …

Building Wargame Terrain – stocks are very low

Posted on March 19th, 2015 under . Posted by

Sue and I are in the process of ‘Spring cleaning’ the garage and this gave me the perfect opportunity to tidy up my current stock of wargame books.I have less than 25 copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 1 Building Wargame Terrain and 30 copies of Damp…

West Midlands Military Show 2015 – part four

Posted on March 18th, 2015 under . Posted by

In this latest update – I have included the Sci-Fi or Fantasy images. I hope you like them.Tony

West Midlands Military Show 2015 – the AFV’s

Posted on March 14th, 2015 under . Posted by

In this update, I bring you the Armoured Fighting Vehicle’s. Take a look at the first image and then take a second close look – that’s right these are card models built to 1/35th scale!The WMMS is not just about wargames, these images show some of the …

Terry Pratchett

Posted on March 13th, 2015 under . Posted by

The passing of Sir Terry Pratchett has been extensively reported over the last couple of days, but I wanted to add my own comments as Terry through his Discworld books has been a large part of my reading life.Like many, I first became aware of his zany…

Free modelling material for scratch-builders

Posted on March 12th, 2015 under . Posted by

I have frequently written about the use of ‘scrap wood’ when building wargame terrain. I know that many (including myself) use Balsawood, but there is a huge un-tapped source; Scrap wood or wooden packaging. For example;Image One – Shows a simple woode…

West Midlands Military Show 2015 report

Posted on March 10th, 2015 under . Posted by

As promised, here is the first of my WMMS photo reports. I hope that you like the images I have chosen.Tony

West Midlands Military Show – Alumwell Wargames 2015

Posted on March 8th, 2015 under . Posted by

Sue and I have just returned home after a great day out at The West Midlands Military Show hosted by the Alumwell Wargames Club. This was the first time that I had exhibited my scratch-built terrain models – the ones featured in Building Wargame Terrai…

Barking Irons for FREE

Posted on March 4th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Issue One of the short-lived paper based magazine Barking Irons is available for FREE – Go to The Notables Yahoo Group and you can download the 32 page magazine for free.To access the group go to this link.This Spanish Windmill Model that was buil…

The Hartlepool Monkey by Sean Longley

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 under , . Posted by

I picked up this hard-back book while visiting Coventry earlier this month. Actually Sue saw it in a charity book store and pointed it out to me. I have in the past written a Foul Mouth Freddy short story based on the same tale – for details see this link.

While an internet search brought up this delightful graphic novel.

Details of the original tale can be read on this Historic UK site, here while this postcard (found by doing a Google Search) gives another image.

The book only cost me £2.50 and given that I’m sure it had never been read, this is a bargain book I look forward to reading and reviewing at a later date.

Monkey Hangers! Fact is sometimes weirder than fiction.

A review of the story can be found here.

The Hartlepool Monkey by Sean Longley
Published by Doubleday in 2008
ISBN 9780385612531
List Price – £14.99


Wargames Soldiers & Strategy – issue 77

Posted on March 2nd, 2015 under , , . Posted by

The latest issue of Wargames Soldiers & Strategy has just arrived. The main theme in this issue is WW1 or Great War French and I have a four page article detailing how I ‘scratch-built’ a Chatillon-Panhard Balloon Lorry. The model was inspired by a…

The Lady Canrig Bwt – A St David’s Day short story

Posted on March 1st, 2015 under . Posted by

Image taken from the Orcs in the Webbe siteThe Lady Canrig Bwt – A Short Story by Tony HarwoodJust over a week ago, Craig Andrews from Orcs in the Webbe e-mailed me to ask if I would write a short story for St David’s Day 2015. Craig’s plan w…