Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Wandering off the path 2

The figures arrived today:

They are 1/32 Chintoys. I hope to begin them at the weekend. Off now to find some visuals for painting references.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Wandering off the path...

I hadn’t planned this not particularly wanted a new project in a different scale. Here are some clues:

A photo and  Werner Herzog film title as clues. Can you guess the scale and manufacturer?

Friday, 8 June 2018

Hold the ford!

An advance guard of light cavalry and infantry has been spotted by some local woodsmen-

The woodsmen sought out the cavalry billeted in a village nearby and reported what they had seen. Orders were given and received, the Horse Grenadiers mount up and ride out of camp. Their orders are to hold the ford at any cost,the invaders must be stopped.

A wee game set up for the weekend. I will play it through later today. Figures are 40mm and come from the collection which has lain in boxes underneath the beds for ages. It is high time they were on the tabletop...

Monday, 4 June 2018


Some dragoons finished today for my English Civil War project. It has been positively chilly today and I have done very little outdoors apart from mending some wooden items that have awaited wood glue for ages. 

Sunday, 3 June 2018

His Majesty’s Landship Amazement or Mazey to her friends 

Captain George Aubrey R.N is showing off the Mazey’s powerful gun to a  fascinated watching crowd. Soon a demonstration firing will take place. The crew are warning the crowd to keep to the side and not stray behind the wagon lest they are crushed beneath the iron wheels when the recoil occurs. Like his father before him George values regular gunnery practice. 


I am gradually running out of paint. Over the years I have bought one pot at a time as needed. Now I find that l am coming to the end of many pots as some dry out and others finish. I fear the time has come for a more radical restock!
I am looking for ideas of how to do so economically online. All ideas gratefully received.

Saturday, 2 June 2018


Having seen my middle daughter off on her recce of south coast and far west universities l quickly got some shopping and hurried home to listen to Test Match Special. Rain had stopped play but the conversation was as interesting as ever.

Pottered pleasantly in the garden as well as working on the above landship. Off on Monday as it is a holiday weekend in Fife.