Friday, 21 April 2017

The Cottages of Lilliput Lane



Another charity shop find - The Cottages of Lilliput Lane published by Portfolio Press in 1991 bought for just £2.00.

I have in previous posts commented on how I look to Lilliput Lane and David Winter Cottages for inspiration when building my own wargame terrain. This hard-back book lists and details each of the Lilliput Lane sculpts as well as giving details of how they are modelled and cast.

I can see me using these illustrations as more inspiration when modelling further buildings.

Tony

The Cottages of Lilliput Lane
Published by Portfolio Press, New York
Photographs by Walter Pfeiffer - Text by Deborah Scott
266 pages full colour
ISBN - 0 942620 14 3

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Armour Modelling by John Prigent



Sue and I had a day in Cheltenham and I picked up this second-hand copy of Armour Modelling by John Prigent, part of the Osprey Masterclass series for just £5.00. The book was in one of the many charity stores in Cheltenham and I thought it too good to miss out on.

It is a card covered ring bound reference book of 192 pages, full-colour illustrations with lots of step-by-step projects, just the sort of book I like.....

I look forward to reading it.

Tony

Armour Modelling by John Prigent
Published by Osprey Publishing in 2008
Cover price - £19.99
ISBN - 978 1 84176 974 5

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter



Happy Easter.

Tony

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Some charity shop finds



These three books were picked up from the Oxfam Book Store in Cirencester yesterday. The Look and Learn book is full of beautiful illustrations, many by one of my favourite artists; Angus McBride, while the two Roman booklets are illustrated by Ronald Embleton. All three were on the reduced tale and cost just 99p each.


Tony

Friday, 7 April 2017

Models For Wargamers - the first review



Earlier today I was directed to this post over on Wargames and Railroads, a Blog written by Kris Marquardt a long-time supported of my 'how-to' articles and guides. The Blog post is a review (the first review as far as I am aware) of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers.

Should you like what you see - there are still copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 - More Wargame Terrain and obviously copies of the latest publication Models For Wargamers available, for details of how to order your own copies, please go to this link.

It is fair to say that Kris's previous comments about Guide No. 1 and Guide No. 2 have helped to improve the presentation and content of Guide No. 3 as well as magazine articles that I have had published.

Thank you Kris. I am glad that you enjoyed the most recent book.

Tony

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Models For Wargamers Book - available to order



Copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers are now available to purchase. for full details please see this post.

As with the earlier two guides, the first 100 copies will be numbered and signed.

Thank you.

Tony

Monday, 27 March 2017

Gloucester away-day



Part two of our weekend away saw us visiting Gloucester and taking time out to have a picnic at the Jet Age Museum which is on the Staverton airfield. The weather was fine, if a little windy and we sat at the picnic tables at the side of the airstrip. My highlight was seeing (and hearing) a Havard take off - boy is it loud.



This particular Meteor has a non-standard canopy, it looks like a T33 canopy to me.





Tony