Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Don’t stop the cavalry or On the Border 1880s

 Relations are not currently good between Maple Leaf Country ( Albion’s favourite daughter) and the Star Spangled Republic. Cross border incursions and skirmishes have been rife of late leading to tensions in both these neighbours. Army Star Spangled has mobilised the National Guard and regular troops also. Albion has sent some cavalry to the border to defend Maple Leaf Country and deter further invasions. Advance guards of both armies are about to run into each other in the forest that the border runs through .

The 2nd regiment of Alabama state troops and accompanying cavalry are about to encounter opposition...

Simple toy soldier conversions using head swops, replacement metal arms and paint jobs. Working on more National Guard figures currently, hopefully they will feature in the next game. This is the first time I used the new cloth with larger squares.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020


 Finished some 16mm scale garden railway people yesterday, varnished them thoroughly and set them outside. I want to see how well they survive the winter.

Suggestions for what conversations are taking place in the photo are most welcome...

Monday, 19 October 2020

Weekend woodland walk

 I enjoyed a walk in the local woods at the weekend. Interested too in this former police station now houses. It retains a double door which must have been for horses or early police car. I cannot find photos of it when first built or in its former role.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

How to paint tartan, ideas please.

  I am looking for very simple ideas of how to paint tartan in 25/28mm . The simpler the better, thanks.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Friday, 16 October 2020

In the British Heart Foundation Dunfermline- a shout out

 I took role playing rules, 1870 armies Ospreys and and loads of 42mm unpainted French and German figures ( Irregular Miniatures) into their shop this morning. If interested give them a ring or pop on by . They also have generally a very good selection of history, military history and other books. Worth a look to support this great cause

Pirates on the painting desk and a recommendation

 Here are the Warrior Miniatures pirates so far-

They are painting up very nicely so far and I look forward to a game soon. On a totally different matter can I recommend “Cardinal” on bbc iPlayer. It is a detective series from Canada. The stories are gripping and the acting excellent. The Canadian scenery in winter is utterly breathtaking. One day when these Strange Days cease I know where I would like to go...