Posts Tagged ‘Personal’

Bromyard and Linton Light Railway

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

Last week Sue and I had a great day out in Hereford. On the way back to Droitwich I detoured via Bromyard and took these images of the Bromyard and Linton Light Railway.For more information see this link.The first three images show a Ministry of D…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #11 – the seated driver and Fred

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

Following hot on the heels of my last post – The Green Engine, see this post for details, here are the last two figures or characters for my 1:27.7 (11mm = 1 foot) narrow gauge project- the seated engine driver and Fred alongside the standing driver that was featured in this post.

The seated driver is pretty much universal and should work with any 1:27.7 scale, ‘scratch-built’ engine (even motor car). He was actually converted from a seated female figure and the standing male (see earlier posts for how I cut-up and converted these plastic figures). Fred was inspired by Fred Dibnah dressed in his iconic denim work clothes and flat cap. If you look closely you can see his waistcoat and fob chain for his pocket watch!

Image Two – Shows the same three figures, Fred, Standing Driver and Seated Driver alongside the 1:27.7 scale rule.

Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games has cast all six figures in grey resin and they will be available to buy in the next couple of days. The cost will be £10.00 per set with free postage to the UK (Europe and the Rest of the World postage charges have yet to be confirmed). Should you be interested in purchasing a set of either or both, please contact me at;

[email protected]

Image Three – The two sets of 1:27.7 scale figures;
Set One – Tom, Dick and Harry (shown on the right) and Set Two – Charlie, Finley and Fred (shown on the left). Details of how they were converted can be found by using the Narrow Gauge Label to the right. You can also ‘click’ on any of the images for a better view.

Please note that these is a third set of barrels and oil drums due very soon. I will post details as soon as I have a sample.

Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #11 – the seated driver and Fred

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

Following hot on the heels of my last post – The Green Engine, see this post for details, here are the last two figures or characters for my 1:27.7 (11mm = 1 foot) narrow gauge project- the seated engine driver and Fred alongside the standing driver that was featured in this post.

The seated driver is pretty much universal and should work with any 1:27.7 scale, ‘scratch-built’ engine (even motor car). He was actually converted from a seated female figure and the standing male (see earlier posts for how I cut-up and converted these plastic figures). Fred was inspired by Fred Dibnah dressed in his iconic denim work clothes and flat cap. If you look closely you can see his waistcoat and fob chain for his pocket watch!

Image Two – Shows the same three figures, Fred, Standing Driver and Seated Driver alongside the 1:27.7 scale rule.

Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games has cast all six figures in grey resin and they will be available to buy in the next couple of days. The cost will be £10.00 per set with free postage to the UK (Europe and the Rest of the World postage charges have yet to be confirmed). Should you be interested in purchasing a set of either or both, please contact me at;

[email protected]

Image Three – The two sets of 1:27.7 scale figures;
Set One – Tom, Dick and Harry (shown on the right) and Set Two – Charlie, Finley and Fred (shown on the left). Details of how they were converted can be found by using the Narrow Gauge Label to the right. You can also ‘click’ on any of the images for a better view.

Please note that these is a third set of barrels and oil drums due very soon. I will post details as soon as I have a sample.

Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #10 Painting The Green Diesel

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I spay painted the completed model (see earlier post) with ‘Makes Paint Stick’ a Humbrol product designed for undercoating plastic garden furniture, then basecoated the whole model with Halfords grey primer (the one designed for plastic).Image Three – …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #10 Painting The Green Diesel

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I spray painted the completed model (see earlier post) with ‘Makes Paint Stick’ a Humbrol product designed for undercoating plastic garden furniture, then basecoated the whole model with Halfords grey primer (the one designed for plastic).Image Three -…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #9 – The Green Diesel

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

Narrow Gauge Diesel Engine no. 2 – The Green Engine. Built to the scale of 1:27.7 (or 11mm = 1 foot) and running on 16.5mm Peco ‘crazy track’ which represents an 18 inch gauge industrial narrow gauge railway.Image Two – The model is based on this indus…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – test #9 – The Green Diesel

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

Narrow Gauge Diesel Engine no. 2 – The Green Engine. Built to the scale of 1:27.7 (or 11mm = 1 foot) and running on 16.5mm Peco ‘crazy track’ which represents an 18 inch gauge industrial narrow gauge railway.Image Two – The model is based on this indus…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – 5.5mm and 7/8th narrow gauge modelling

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

While conducting research on both 18 inch narrow gauge railways and obtaining information and inspiration for my planned narrow gauge shelf layout or ‘micro layout’ I have come across a number of interesting sites and pieces of information that I will …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – 5.5mm and 7/8th narrow gauge modelling

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

While conducting research on both 18 inch narrow gauge railways and obtaining information and inspiration for my planned narrow gauge shelf layout or ‘micro layout’ I have come across a number of interesting sites and pieces of information that I will …

Aircraft of the Fighting Powers – a charity shop find

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Sue and I had a morning at Avoncroft Museum yesterday and after we had browsed the display buildings and exhibitions we drove into Bromsgrove where Sue found this second hand marvel – Aircraft of the Fighting Powers volume V from 1944.

It was for sale at just £1.99 in a charity shop.

Over 70 fully illustrated and beautifully drawn scale plans with accompanying details – a real bargain. Here are just a few of the scale drawings included in this book.

Tony

Aircraft of the Fighting Powers – a charity shop find

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Sue and I had a morning at Avoncroft Museum yesterday and after we had browsed the display buildings and exhibitions we drove into Bromsgrove where Sue found this second hand marvel – Aircraft of the Fighting Powers volume V from 1944.

It was for sale at just £1.99 in a charity shop.

Over 70 fully illustrated and beautifully drawn scale plans with accompanying details – a real bargain. Here are just a few of the scale drawings included in this book.

Tony

Pugs in Tricornes new from AA

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

This week I received an e-mail notification from Alternative Armies giving details of their most recent Flintloque release – The Von Mohnblume Line or cute little Pugs in Tricornes. The metal miniatures designed and sculpted by Rob Alderman o…

Pugs in Tricornes new from AA

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

This week I received an e-mail notification from Alternative Armies giving details of their most recent Flintloque release – The Von Mohnblume Line or cute little Pugs in Tricornes. The metal miniatures designed and sculpted by Rob Alderman o…

Maigret Night at the Crossroads

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

An illustration from the Dominic Hyman web page – used without permission.Last night Sue and I were searching through the ‘Black Box’ for something to watch and came across a recording from much earlier this year. Maigret – Night at the Crossroads with…

Maigret Night at the Crossroads

Posted on August 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

An illustration from the Dominic Hyman web page – used without permission.Last night Sue and I were searching through the ‘Black Box’ for something to watch and came across a recording from much earlier this year. Maigret – Night at the Crossroads with…

Ford’s Hospital, Coventry

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

Earlier today, Sue and I visited Coventry City Centre with Holly. While I was waiting for them to finish shopping I started exploring some of the many side-streets and came across this interesting building – Ford’s Hospital a 16th Century half timbered…

Ford’s Hospital, Coventry

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

Earlier today, Sue and I visited Coventry City Centre with Holly. While I was waiting for them to finish shopping I started exploring some of the many side-streets and came across this interesting building – Ford’s Hospital a 16th Century half timbered…

Julius Caesar at the RSC

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sue and I were treated to a very special treat yesterday, Holly had bought tickets to see a performance of Julius Caesar at the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon. In addition we had a complimentary pre-performance tour and at the end of the second act we were i…

Julius Caesar at the RSC

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

Sue and I were treated to a very special treat yesterday, Holly had bought tickets to see a performance of Julius Caesar at the RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon. In addition we had a complimentary pre-performance tour and at the end of the second act we were i…

Pen & Sword Commission

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In 2016 I was approached by Pen & Sword to produce a book (actually two books) on building wargame terrain. The first of these books themed around the Napoleonic Wars has now been sent to the commissioning editor for checking and I am awa…

Pen & Sword Commission

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

In 2016 I was approached by Pen & Sword to produce a book (actually two books) on building wargame terrain. The first of these books themed around the Napoleonic Wars has now been sent to the commissioning editor for checking and I am awa…

Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2017 – part four

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Part Four, and a real mismatch of styles and vintages, starting with a restored MkI Landrover, then a colourful Vauxhall, a beautifully restored Austin pickup and then a rare Hill Imp (actually a Commer Imp) through to a cheeky A Team replica. Enjoy.Th…

Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2017 – part four

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Part Four, and a real mismatch of styles and vintages, starting with a restored MkI Landrover, then a colourful Vauxhall, a beautifully restored Austin pickup and then a rare Hill Imp (actually a Commer Imp) through to a cheeky A Team replica. Enjoy.Th…

Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2017 – part three

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

More cars, this time Post War cars that were either competing in the hill climb, being displayed or just parked in the car park. The first is a limited edition Alvis in champagne which I though was just beautiful.Tony

Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2017 – part three

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

More cars, this time Post War cars that were either competing in the hill climb, being displayed or just parked in the car park. The first is a limited edition Alvis in champagne which I though was just beautiful.Tony