Posts Tagged ‘Personal’

Wargames Terrain and Buildings – The Napoleonic Wars – update

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

A small update following this earlier post. Amazon have now confirmed a price – £17.77. For details see this link. Be aware that the book is due for release via Pen and Sword in September 2018.I was pleasantly surprised with the retail price …

Hereford away-day

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under . Posted by

Sue and I had our first away-day of 2018 – a visit to Hereford where I was allowed to browse the charity book shops before going for a Thai meal. I was disappointed not to find anything that I wanted to purchase and with my birthday coming up next mont…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-two

Posted on February 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I have added some scribbled graffiti and more weathering to the concrete slab wall and here you see it placed on the layout but not yet glued in place.Tony

Wargames Terrain & Buildings – The Napoleonic Wars

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Yesterday evening Sue found this on Amazon while searching for a birthday gift for our Grandson Finley. Wargames Terrain & Buildings – The Napoleonic Wars by Tony Harwood is due for sale/release in September 2018 but is, as you can see now a realit…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty-one

Posted on February 9th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The concrete slab fence has been modelled from 1mm thick plastic card (ex-advertising material). I have modelled it with one slab missing – a common sight with older fencing while the uprights have been made from the same 1mm thick plastic card. I scri…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twenty

Posted on February 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

These first four images show a very well used pre-cast concrete slab fence found in a local park in Droitwich. I took these photos with my trusty Minolta Z1 and then some quick measurements before scaling up a simple sketch.Below are my site notes – wh…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part nineteen

Posted on February 1st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

With the salt pan completed, I am moving on to a smaller project – a section of concrete slab walling as seen in this image and marked with an X.It is only a short section, but I have wanted to try and model this style of fencing for some time and I am…

Winsor & Newton Series 7

Posted on January 26th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I have in the past written about my preferred paint brushes being the Rosemary & Co synthetic/sable mix and this still holds true, however I wanted to highlight this beautifully presented gift box set from Winsor & Newton that I received as a g…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part eighteen

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The OSO salt pan and brick built base is now finished. The model is 175mm long x 145mm high x 100mm deep. It is built to the rather unusual scale of 1;27.7 or 11mm = 1 foot and was designed and built to run proprietary HO-OO mechanisms with custom buil…

A Christmas Carol at the RSC Stratford

Posted on January 18th, 2018 under . Posted by

Last night, Sue and I went to see A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by David Edgar as the RSC Stratford-upon-Avon.The play was staged on the main stage at the RSC, the first time I had been to this theatre and not seen a Shakespeare play…

Free Supermarine Spitfire Mk1a

Posted on January 14th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Yesterday afternoon I came home to this surprise. Sue had picked up the Daily Mail newspaper from WH Smiths which was offering this Airfix 1/72nd scale Spitfire Mk1a model kit free. The newspaper proclaimed that the model kit was worth £9.99 quite a ju…

Cold Weather

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

Blog updates and new modelling projects have been delayed since Christmas as cold weather has limited the amount of time I have wanted to sit in the cold and model or paint.Commissions and work on magazine and book articles have fared worse but I am ho…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part seventeen

Posted on January 8th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Taking inspiration from the original Lion Salt Works salt pan, I felt that the model needed even more weathering. I have once again used watercolour pencils to add more ageing. The police officer stands around 60mm tall from head to toe and gives some …

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part sixteen

Posted on January 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I started by ageing the OSO SALT lettering. I used a broken sponge and dark grey acrylic paint which was dabbed on to the metal salt pan walls. Further weathering was carried out with thinned watered-down light grey washes built up in thin layers and a…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part fifteen

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The metal salt pan has been weathered, well at least the weathering has been started. I have used acrylic paint applied with both a broken sponge and a fine brush to add rust streaks to the salt pan.Please note, the metal salt pan is still not glued in…

Christmas (and New Year) Board Games

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under . Posted by

As usual, we managed to play some board games over the Christmas and New Year period. First up we have Dixit an old favourite that we brought out once again.Similarly Codenames had an outing and we had great fun, particularly one clue – four links – Ba…

FREE PRIZE DRAW – We have a Winner

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

Back in November I posted details of a Free Prize Draw that I was going to run to commemorate the 1,000,000 Dampf’s Modelling Page Blog view – for details see this link.My plan was to have a free prize draw with the names of all the Blog followers…

Christmas Presents

Posted on December 28th, 2017 under . Posted by

In addition to new jeans, jumpers and a polo shirt, I received socks, underpants and three bottles of Port but the gaming/history items are listed below…..The Templars by Michael Haag which looks like a very interesting book was off Sue.A History of …

Merry Christmas

Posted on December 23rd, 2017 under . Posted by

With just two sleeps until Christmas day, I think it’s time to put the keyboard away and wish everyone a very Happy Christmas..Tony and family

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part fourteen

Posted on December 20th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The signage on the metal salt pan was inspired by The Lion Salt Works, Cheshire and OSO Salt, a small independent salt produces based in Droitwich Spa. I produced an A4 master on my computer and then extended the letters by drawing around a large diner…

Scale Model World 2017 – part four

Posted on December 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

 Part four and with a couple of exception these are mainly WW2 aircraft with a few What-If’s.Tony

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirteen

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

The metal salt pan was painted with a mix of pure black, Charred Brown and Panzer Grey which I stippled on with an old hogshair brush. The lighter weathering was done by adding Elf Flesh to the mix and applying it with a make-up sponge. I was looking f…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirteen

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

The metal salt pan was painted with a mix of pure black, Charred Brown and Panzer Grey which I stippled on with an old hogshair brush. The lighter weathering was done by adding Elf Flesh to the mix and applying it with a make-up sponge. I was looking f…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part thirteen

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

The metal salt pan was painted with a mix of pure black, Charred Brown and Panzer Grey which I stippled on with an old hogshair brush. The lighter weathering was done by adding Elf Flesh to the mix and applying it with a make-up sponge. I was looking f…

An Industrial Narrow Gauge Adventure – the layout part twelve

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

With the red brick base now finished (see earlier posts), I have started work on the metal salt pan. I have used the Lion Salt Works as inspiration, but the depth (front to back) has been shortened to fit in with my planned shelf layout.The salt pan wa…