Sunday, 1 February 2015

Stone Barn - for sale

Although this particular model has featured on this Blog before, I make no excuses for featuring it again. The model is of a stone built barn and was built by me over twenty years ago. It was modelled from DAS air-hardening clay and has sculpted stonework over a stiff card former with sponge/foam ivy.

The model was built at the same time as The Green Dragon Inn (which has also featured on this Blog) and used in many a Warhammer Fantasy battle. 'Proper Olde Skool gaming'.

Later, I mounted the hollow building onto a 3mm plastic card base and added some sculpted detail to the groundwork as well as repairing a couple of roof tiles. At the same time it was repainted and varnished.

As part of a long-overdue clear out, I have decided to sell the model on e-bay. Should you be interested in owning a bit of Dampfpanzerwagon terrain (and a little bit of history) please go to this link.

The model is 300m long, 120mm tall (to top of chimney) and 80mm deep.

Happy Modelling. Or should I say, Happy Bidding.....


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Just 5 signed - More Wargame Terrain books left

Following the most recent order (one book to America), there is just the 1 signed and numbered Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 - More Wargame Terrain books left. Should you be interested in buying this copy please go to this link.

Remember, the books are reduced to just £16.00 for the whole month of January. They will revert back to their normal price on Monday.

"Who is going to get issue 100?"

It has surprised me that Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 More Wargame Terrain has sold less copies that Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.1 Building Wargame Terrain, when I believe that the content and tutorials in book two are so much more detailed, more in-depth! Never-the-less I am very glad that I had the reprint of Building Wargame Terrain.

Once again thank you to all that have supported this pet project.


Saturday 31st January update;
Just one day to go in the January Sale - if you are thinking of purchasing either one or both books, now is the time to buy.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Terrain Books are awarded The Battlegames Award for Excellence

In the latest issue of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames, Building Wargames Terrain and More Wargames Terrain were reviewed and awarded The Battlegames Award for Excellence. For full details see this link or pages 56 and 57 of issue 382 of Miniature Wargames.

Thank you


Sunday, 25 January 2015

The January Sale Continues

The January Sale Continues. You have less than one week to purchase either or both Wargame Terrain books for the reduced price of £16.00 each. At the end of the month they will revert back to their normal price of £18.00 (plus Postage and Packing). For full details of how to order please see this link.

I cannot allow today's landmark to go unmentioned. Earlier today Dampf's Modelling Page had it's 500,000 page view - that's half a million page views!

Thank you.


Friday, 23 January 2015

Miniature Wargames with Battlegames 382 - A very special review

Earlier today I picked up the latest edition of Miniature Wargames with Battlegames - issue 382 (February 2015). On page 56 and 57 Henry has reviewed both Building Wargame Terrain and More Wargame Terrain books.

It is rare for me to be so embarrassed, but the review actually made me blush - Thank you for the very kind words and the awarding of The Battlegames Award for Excellence.

For full details of how you can order a copy or copies, please go to this link where you will find that both books are available for the discounted price of just £16.00 (plus P&P) each. This special offer will run until the end of the month, when both books will revert back to their normal list price.

Should you wish to read other reviews please go to this link or this link. Be aware that signed and numbered copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No 2 - More Wargame Terrain are selling out fast.

Once again thank you to Henry for the review.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Painting Stonework - a simple tutorial

How I paint stonework.

In this Blog and in my modelling books (see links to top right of this page), I regularly comment on the importance of painting natural looking stonework. I am currently working on a project that should be featured in print sometime later this year and features both natural stonework and white-washed walls.

Here is a short post detailing how I painted the stonework.

Image One - The stonework is given an all-over basecoat of Dark Brown which is mixed from Charred Brown from Vallejo and Negro Black from Vallejo. I tend to mix both colours on the model to give a variety of different tones.

Image Two - I have picked out a couple of individual stones in both grey and Snakebite Leather and when dry, drybrushed the whole wall with grey (remember to add some brown or cream to your grey as this gives a 'warm' grey colour which is much more natural).

This is done three or four times, picking out the odd stone and then drybrushing with lighter and lighter colours until you have this effect.

Image Three - I have washed the stonework with a very dilute dirty brown to highlight the courses.

Image Four - More drybrushing and defining the white-washed walls. I have also washed the stonework and white-washed walls with some more dilute dirty brown.

Image Five - Stonework finished, walls finished, woodwork finished and groundwork finished.

I hope that you agree that this 'natural' stonework colour is better than a simple Black/White or Grey drybrush. You should also be able to see how I tend to paint the base of the walls on my models slightly darker on the lower portions and lighter the further up the wall I go.

Image Six - The important shot. These are the paints used during this tutorial.

I hope that this helps.


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Sale Continues

For the whole Month of January both Building Wargame Terrain and More Wargame Terrain books have been reduced to just £16.00 each. Postage and packaging remains unchanged.

For full details go to this link.