Happy 2020 Advent.
I've been modelling, painting miniatures and wargaming since I was a wee lad in Swansea, this blog details some of my interests - I hope that you like it. In 2010 I started a new modelling venture - building 40mm AWI/ACW terrain pieces and designing 28mm masters, which are then cast and available for sale from Grand Manner. - All original images and text are copyright of A. S. Harwood (Dampfpanzerwagon) - I can confirm that I do not hold any personal data on customers or followers of this Blog
This is our 'old faithful' - a wooden mallet that we've had for years and years. I've used it for camping, caravaning and gardening. Recently it was lent-out to my daughter who took it camping in South Wales - Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park.
I thought it deserved to be restored.
After taking it apart, I re-cut the mallet faces and sanded all the surfaces smooth. In addition, I trimmed about 30mm from the base of the handle which I always thought was too long.
And here it is waxed and finished.
Finally, alongside the earlier charity bought wooden mallet that has featured in earlier posts.
The tail sections have been added. In addition I have glued the radiator housing to the lower fuselage and the model is nearing the stage where I will be adding paint.
I already have two of the issues as I've been a collector of these magazines for some years, but to get 10 copies for just £10.00 was too good an opportunity to miss out on.
Details of this now defunct society can still be found on the internet - for details see this link.
I have always found these enthusiasts and fan produced magazines to be full of great content and inspiration and during the most recent 'lockdown' period they should supply me with great reading material.
Just one week to go before the start of Craig Andrew's Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar 2020. This will be the 14th year that Craig has hosted an Advent on OITW and I'm sure it will be another great success.
Not sure what the OITW advent calendar is?
Check out this link for loads of free content.
I was asked to build a bird table for my Grandsons, Charlie and Finley - this is the result. Cranky the Crane - a Thomas the Tank Engine inspired bird table built from scrap wood.
Here are some initial sketches and work-in-progress shots.