Friday, 19 April 2019

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Mr soft and friends...

I really like the look of these Sumerian chaps but they are so soft . Perhaps rubbery would be more accurate. I have dealt with soft plastic figures before but these are a different matter. I have undercoated in white glue. We will see how they hold paint...

Tuesday, 16 April 2019


Set up a wee game-

It is on a former planting bench from Aldi ( 38 x 19 inches) residing indoors. Here are the respective forces - Royalists defend the village with cavalry,dragoons and hastily raised villagers.

Thursday, 11 April 2019


I am enjoying sitting out in the garden today. Yesterday the grass got the first cut of the season. Today l am sitting out listening to the wireless and enjoying these two new arrivals-

I have worked for some time on my 28mm Medieval Germans and have laid them aside for the present. I need a wee change. My 40mm fellows will get an outing to try the new rules out.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Downsizing 3

This week l am downsizing the following:

Warlord games starter  TYW Swedish Army complete   - one box of cavalry assembled otherwise all the rest on sprues or in boxes

28mm Sea People assorted manufacturers.

As before all you need to do is say you want them, give me your address, l will post them to you and then when they arrive make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

A different kind of show

Yesterday l attended my first Toy Soldier Show. It was held in a school in Chalk Farm ,London. I had a great time and really enjoyed catching up with Anthony,Brian and Mike. The show was an incredible collection of figures of all shapes and sizes except 28mm. Very expensive painted figures rubbed shoulders with plastic figures, the big company sellers with the small unnamed stall. I loved it. I was amazed by the variety on display including some boxed figures l had not seen since my childhood,there as if time had stood still since 1965. There was the enjoy of having a great rummage and seeing what  came up , fantastic fun. An important difference between this and the wargames shows l have attended is the need for cash. Few vendors take cards. Now what you are waiting for,my  purchases-
Not a good photo l know but they are Starlux French mountain troops in winter warfare kit.l just couldn’t resist.