Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar 2020

And so it begins.....

Day One of the Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar 2020 - A Walk on the Brink by Matthew Hartley, for full details see this link or check back every day this December for daily updates here.

Happy 2020 Advent.


Monday, 30 November 2020

Hand Tool Restoration - another wooden mallet

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.


Friday, 27 November 2020

Airfix Hurricane - part eight

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.

It's beginning to look like a Hurricane.


Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Ragnarok - The journal of the Society of Fantasy & Science Fiction Wargamers

This is my most recent e-bay haul. ten copies of Ragnarok - The journal of the Society of Fantasy & Science Fiction Wargamers or SFSFW.

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.


Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Orcs in the Webbe Advent - just one week to go

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.


Monday, 23 November 2020

Airfix Hurricane - part seven

The wings have now been fitted. They went together well and fitted the fuselage perfectly although I had to 'snap' them in place as the fit was a little tight.


Sunday, 22 November 2020

Cranky The Crane Bird Table

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.

I can report that they loved it.