Last 15 posts from Dampf's modelling page

Ludwig Von Barkhoven – part three

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

The painting has progressed with Barkhoven’s cuffs, shirt and breaches painted. The manuscript was painted in a light cream with white highlights.Photo Two – The neckerchief has been painted blue (to add some more colour to the model) and I have highli…

Nabbing a bargain in Shrewsbury

Posted on April 18th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

With the glorious weather, Sue and I took Holly and Flo (my Mother-in-Law) for and Easter Friday day trip to Shrewsbury. The intention was to have a quiet walk around the town centre and stop off at the Regimental Museum gardens at the top of the town …

Dampf’s modelling page 2014-04-17 12:53:00

Posted on April 17th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

I came across this book earlier this year and bought a second-hand copy from a local charity shop for just 95p. It has taken me some time to get around to reading it, but on Monday evening, I finished it.Written by Philip Reeve, this re-telling of the …

Ludwig Von Barkhoven – part two

Posted on April 16th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

I decided that Ludwig would be a hound dog and painted him with a Brown and White sectioned face. The Brown was basecoated Charred Brown from Vallejo and highlighted up to 100% Snakebite Leather.The White started as Stonewall Grey and was highlighted u…

An Away-Day in Evesham, Worcestershire

Posted on April 15th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Sue and I visited Evesham and I took this miss-mash of images. My main reason for taking them, was to record different timber-framed buildings, but as you can see the ‘brief’ got a little bit blurred.Image One is of the beautiful Bell Tower that overlo…

The Great 1980′s Dungeons & Dragons Panic

Posted on April 11th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

I recently came across this news report from the BBC and thought it was well worth passing on. For details see this link.Thirty years on, I have nothing but fond memories of playing D&D and now wonder what all the negative fuss was about.Tony

Ludwig Von Barkhoven – for Flintloque

Posted on April 9th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

The latest Limited Edition miniature from Alternative Armies is this metal dog, Ludwig Von Barkhoven (code 56131). For details see this link The miniature is being given away free with all orders for Salute 2014. I received mine when I ordere…

Salute 2014

Posted on April 5th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

Just one week to go to the premier UK Wargame Show at ExCel, London. I did not visit Salute last year, and once again I’ll be staying away. I know it’s a great show and there is loads to see (and buy) but the day is far too long for a ‘Grey Beard’ like…

Timber Framed Buildings in Solihull

Posted on April 4th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Just back from a day trip to Solihull. These images were shot while walking along the high street. The Manor House 1495 has some fantastic detail.While this store EAST has some great looking features. The plaque on the wall states three dates 1571, 184…

Blast-tastic an update

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

There has been a recent update featuring on The Miniatures Page (TMP), see this link for more details.I’ll be there, in fact I’ve been planning it for some time, see this earlier post for info. of my plans to have an exhibition of m…

Military Modelling – the latest Collectors’ Edition

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

The first post of April 2014 is just a ‘quicky’ to highlight the latest Collectors’ Edition from Military Modelling, this time a Military Vehicle Special.I have most of the Collectors’ Editions and find them both good value and great reads. This one is…

Of Gods and Mortals from Osprey

Posted on March 31st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Tony

I have recently bought Of Gods and Mortals- Mythological Wargame Rules from Osprey, written by Andrea Sfilgoi.My first impressions are that it is a very well put together package, with high production values and great illustrations, the rules seem simp…

Paypal have gone all BIG BROTHER on me

Posted on March 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

I have been told that my paypal account has been frozen until I produce photo ID, my drivers licence, my national ID card or my passport!I do not have a photo drivers licence, or National ID card. I do have a passport (which I am loathed to photocopy a…

Birthday Presents – part three

Posted on March 25th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Tony

Another birthday present. This time the Silver Anniversary Edition of Flash Gordon, the Queen soundtrack Flash Gordon directed by Mike Hodges. I can’t wait to watch it with the Brian Blessed audio commentary!(Because – let’s be honest, can you think of…

Birthday Presents – part two

Posted on March 22nd, 2014 under . Posted by

Tony

My Birthday Cake – the-shed-at-the-bottom-of-the-garden.Thank you Jen. I’ll enjoy devouring it.Tony