Thursday, 23 March 2017
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 Holly and John.
Tomorrow Sue and I are having a weekend away while Holly looks after Flo and we will be celebrating Mothers Day with a picnic in Gloucester.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Here are some images taken by me at the West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell last Sunday.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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 Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 - More Wargame Terrain available and to order a copy, please go to this link.
Dampfppanzerwagon Guide No. 1 - Building Wargame Terrain has been out of production and sold out for some time.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
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 a great deal to do with the way the table was laid out.
Image Two - The right hand side of the table.
Image Three - The left hand side.
Image Four - The centre.
Image Five - The three helpers, Sue, Holly and Flo.
Thank you to everyone who popped by and a big vote of thanks to those who purchased a book (or two). I have commented in the past how much I enjoy this show not only for the fantastic displays and demonstrations but also for the friendly atmosphere and warm welcome.
I should also point out that copies of the signed and numbered Models For Wargamers books are selling out quickly. For details of how to order your own copy, please go to this link.
Friday, 10 March 2017
On Sunday, Sue and I will be at the West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell where I will be officially launching the Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers. My intention is to have models from all three books on display plus some others, for example the resin casts from the Panzerfauste range and a couple of models that have featured in magazine tutorials. If you are attending, please stop by and say hello.
I have a couple of copies of More Wargame Terrain which will be sold for just £15.00 a copy but it will be the new book that I will be concentrating on.
As with the earlier publications, the first 100 will be numbered and signed. My plan is to hold a prize draw once these books are sold. Should you wish to order your own copy, please go to this link.
While details of the Alumwell show can be found here.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Earlier this week my Rathcore Miniature Holder and Grip arrived. I had chosen the larger, pale wooden handle with extra cork inserts for my pledge and all were delivered safely. I have still to try it out but I must admit that they are beautifully made - true works of art.
For details please see this Kickstarter link.
Sunday, 5 March 2017
The West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell is just one week away. My plan is to be one of the exhibitors and show off some of the scratch-built models featured in all three of the Dampfpanzerwagon Guides as well as officially launch Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers. The new guide will be on sale for just £18.00. The first 100 copies will be signed and numbered.
Pop by and say hello if you are attending. Full details of the show can be found here.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, details of how to order can be found here.
Saturday, 4 March 2017
The Lead Adventure Forum Build Something 2017 Contest is now active and votes are being taken on the entries. For full details go to this link.
My Hammerhead Shark Aeronef is in Group A
Here are some construction and painting images for your perusal. While the image above is the image I entered for the contest.
I hope you enjoy the contest entries - there are some real beauties featured.
Friday, 3 March 2017
I need to let the book 'rest' before packing them for postage, but I would expect the first orders to be posted this Monday. Once again, thank you to everyone who has supported this self-published project.
For details of how to order your copy see this link.
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Issue 89 of Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy features a 28mm scale, scratch-built Romano-British Shrine/Temple based on the artists impression of the building at Godmanchester near Peterborough and was built by me.
Details of the shrine can be found at this link.
The three page article gives constructional and painting details of this unique model. For details of the magazine, see this link.
The final image shows a missing illustration, photo 6 - which in the article is a repeat of image 5. I hope that this additional photo clears up any confusion as to how the tiled roof was built.
For further example of my scratch-built models, you can go to this link which gives details of how to order Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers book a publication that is due to be launched on Sunday 12th March at WMMS, Alumwell.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Happy St David's Day
With all the excitement and rush of getting Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models for Wargamers ready for print I had missed a very important landmark. Yesterday was the ninth anniversary of this Blog.
Details of how to order Models for Wargamers can be found here.