Monday, 25 November 2013

Owner of a plastic mountain and Chinese 28mm

Hi Chaps,

Well I could not resist the local model shop and I bought 3 T-34/85 tanks from the plastic soldier company and a box of their Russian Infantry. With no games under my belt this year I now have two opposing forces, a map and a little plastic mountain of figures waiting to be painted and based....ahh I have a sense of being a true gamer almost!

This afternoon in a bright spell I braved the freezing weather to snap a few pictures of my 28mm Chinese Great Swords and infantry....they are a joy to paint but SO much more expensive than 20mm!

It will take me years to become a miniature Chinese Warlord but only a few weeks to be a 20mm general...what have you Chaps been up to?

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Plastic 20MM....

Hi Chaps,

Just a quick update as to what I will be painting this month. Mostly 20mm German plastics from Valiant (I love the figure size even if they are giants) and some Zvezda models to give a little extra to my rapid Fire battalion.

The bundle above cost less than £20 which is a bargain. Not many other pastimes could give you a months hobby time for that sort of money. last month I painted over 30 Copplestone Chinese figures and although I will return to them I just needed a change of paint colours.

So the only question left is when will Valiant be producing some Soviet 20mm giants?

keep blogging Chaps it is fascinating seeing what others can produce! Sorry about the picture quality I had to snap these at the first sign of blue sky.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

20MM Heads up!

Hi All,

I have been a long time fan...30 plus years, of 20MM figures. My first serious attempt at wargaming was with the book "Operation Warboard" by Gavin Lyall (I think) and the rest as they say is history. For a great part of that time most of my gaming was with plastic 1/72 figures and tanks which I cherished. Somewhere along the line I strayed away from 20mm although "Rapid Fire" has always held my interest. Without doubt 28mm now reigns supreme but I have always had a soft spot for 20mm...and look what this guy can do with a humble Zvezda figure!

I hope that he does not mind me plopping a couple of his pics on here!

20mm will be making a comeback in my collection if I could paint anything like that! Hope you enjoy chaps, I am off to rummage out some old 20mil and buy some smaller brushes...and a magnifying glass.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Post Number 200....thanks to you all!

Hi Chaps,

Well a milestone is upon me that I had never given any thought to. 200 posts...I must have read thousands of other peoples blog posts and for me it has transformed my hobby. For myself my learning curve has risen sharply since I discovered blogging, there are so many talented people out in blog land. I must thank you all for the inspiration.

My first blue extruded styrene building is now complete (OK some detail needs to be added but it is useable).

I felt I had to include a picture of my painting station as I have saved so many pics of other peoples work areas! I have no idea why but how people organise their work stations is really interesting.

As it is my 200th post I thought that I would add a little list of the companies that have provided me with good (in some cases amazing) service.

Copplestone Castings

Antenocitis Workshop

Renegade Miniatures

Warlord Games

The Assault Group

Thanks for looking, so far its been an amazing ride-keep blogging Chaps!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Scratch Building from Tibet to London!

Hi Chaps,

Its half term so the modelling time has been reduced but I have still completed 10 Perry Sudanese who are now acting as slavers for Darkest Africa and another 10 are waiting for greenstuff to be applied so they can be used in IHMN.

The buildings are coming along slowly, the larger blue styrene building has been a learning curve and should look acceptable once the windows and doors are fitted. The Tibetan farm will pass off as Indian or even arab so should be useful.

What have you Chaps been up to on the Victorian building front?