Saturday, 29 April 2017

Pig Sty for Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter



Sue and I were babysitting in Leamington Spa yesterday afternoon, looking after our grandson Finley. On the way over I stopped off at Hysterical Games to drop off the latest masters to Rob Alderman for the Olde Hammer - Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter and picked up this example of the Pig Sty casting that I sculpted some time ago - this is the very first resin cast of this model which will feature as part of the Kickstarter campaign due to be launched later this year.


I didn't stay long as Rob and Hannah were busy re-arranging some storage shelving for the tons of newly cast resin, hopefully I can visit later in the year and spend more time discussing the different projects Rob is working on.


Tony

Friday, 28 April 2017

Models For Wargamers Reviewed in W, S & S issue 90



Issue 90 of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy has a short review of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers, written by the magazine editor Guy Bowers and featured on page 80. Thank you Guy, I pleased that you liked the book.

Copies of Models For Wargamers can be purchased from me for £18.00 plus postage, for further details please see this link.

I also have copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 - More Wargame Terrain. These last few books are available for just £15.00 plus postage and details can be found here.

Thank you.

Tony

Thursday, 27 April 2017

April Update



I am very conscious that updated to the Blog in April have been very scarce. The Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter is still planned for launch later this year. I have just finished another two models which are going off to be cast early next week. for full details of this exciting Olde Skool, Old Hammer project go to this link. At this moment there are about a dozen separate models in the range.

Here is an image of the Stone Bridge.....


and this is the Apothecaries Shop.....


My main project for this year is producing models and text for the planned Pen & Sword terrain building book which I have been commissioned to write, The new book will have nine articles covering various scales and featuring buildings and structures from all across Europe. I will try to keep the Blog updated with details of both this book and the Kickstarter and promote their launches once I have further details.

Sales of Models for Wargamers is still going well and should you wish to order a copy please go to this link.

Tony

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Cottages of Lilliput Lane



Another charity shop find - The Cottages of Lilliput Lane published by Portfolio Press in 1991 bought for just £2.00.

I have in previous posts commented on how I look to Lilliput Lane and David Winter Cottages for inspiration when building my own wargame terrain. This hard-back book lists and details each of the Lilliput Lane sculpts as well as giving details of how they are modelled and cast.

I can see me using these illustrations as more inspiration when modelling further buildings.

Tony

The Cottages of Lilliput Lane
Published by Portfolio Press, New York
Photographs by Walter Pfeiffer - Text by Deborah Scott
266 pages full colour
ISBN - 0 942620 14 3

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Armour Modelling by John Prigent



Sue and I had a day in Cheltenham and I picked up this second-hand copy of Armour Modelling by John Prigent, part of the Osprey Masterclass series for just £5.00. The book was in one of the many charity stores in Cheltenham and I thought it too good to miss out on.

It is a card covered ring bound reference book of 192 pages, full-colour illustrations with lots of step-by-step projects, just the sort of book I like.....

I look forward to reading it.

Tony

Armour Modelling by John Prigent
Published by Osprey Publishing in 2008
Cover price - £19.99
ISBN - 978 1 84176 974 5

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter



Happy Easter.

Tony

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Some charity shop finds



These three books were picked up from the Oxfam Book Store in Cirencester yesterday. The Look and Learn book is full of beautiful illustrations, many by one of my favourite artists; Angus McBride, while the two Roman booklets are illustrated by Ronald Embleton. All three were on the reduced tale and cost just 99p each.


Tony

Friday, 7 April 2017

Models For Wargamers - the first review



Earlier today I was directed to this post over on Wargames and Railroads, a Blog written by Kris Marquardt a long-time supported of my 'how-to' articles and guides. The Blog post is a review (the first review as far as I am aware) of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers.

Should you like what you see - there are still copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 2 - More Wargame Terrain and obviously copies of the latest publication Models For Wargamers available, for details of how to order your own copies, please go to this link.

It is fair to say that Kris's previous comments about Guide No. 1 and Guide No. 2 have helped to improve the presentation and content of Guide No. 3 as well as magazine articles that I have had published.

Thank you Kris. I am glad that you enjoyed the most recent book.

Tony

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Models For Wargamers Book - available to order



Copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers are now available to purchase. for full details please see this post.

As with the earlier two guides, the first 100 copies will be numbered and signed.

Thank you.

Tony

Monday, 27 March 2017

Gloucester away-day



Part two of our weekend away saw us visiting Gloucester and taking time out to have a picnic at the Jet Age Museum which is on the Staverton airfield. The weather was fine, if a little windy and we sat at the picnic tables at the side of the airstrip. My highlight was seeing (and hearing) a Havard take off - boy is it loud.



This particular Meteor has a non-standard canopy, it looks like a T33 canopy to me.





Tony

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Shrewsbury away-day



Another away-day, this time to Shrewsbury, where I took these images.






The image below was a modern reproduction of a timber framed building which I thought caught the traditional construction style very well.




Tony

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Happy Birthday to me - some of the presents



In addition to a new sketch book and some gift vouchers for W H Smiths (newsagents/book seller in the UK), I received this near pristine second-hand copy of the Andreas Miniatures Catalogue from Sue and a copy of Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman from Holly and John.

Tomorrow Sue and I are having a weekend away while Holly looks after Flo and we will be celebrating Mothers Day with a picnic in Gloucester.


Tony

Sunday, 19 March 2017

West Midlands Military Show - Alumwell 2017



Here are some images taken by me at the West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell last Sunday.









The show was the venue for the official launch of the latest Dampfpanzerwagon Guide - Models For Wargamers. Should you wish to learn more, please use this link or follow the tab to the right.


Tony

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Models For Wargamers now available to order



Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers is now available to order. For full details of how to get your own numbered and signed Limited Edition copy, please go to this link.

I should also point out that there are a few copies of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.2 - More Wargame Terrain available and to order a copy, please go to this link.

Dampfppanzerwagon Guide No. 1 - Building Wargame Terrain has been out of production and sold out for some time.

Thank you.

Tony

Sunday, 12 March 2017

West Midlands Military Show 2017 Alumwell



Sue and I are now home from a very busy and enjoyable day out at the WMMS, Alumwell where I exhibited some of my scratch-built models and launched Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers book.

Image One - Sue volunteered to help out and had a great deal to do with the way the table was laid out.


Image Two - The right hand side of the table.


Image Three - The left hand side.


Image Four - The centre.


Image Five - The three helpers, Sue, Holly and Flo.


Thank you to everyone who popped by and a big vote of thanks to those who purchased a book (or two). I have commented in the past how much I enjoy this show not only for the fantastic displays and demonstrations but also for the friendly atmosphere and warm welcome.

I should also point out that copies of the signed and numbered Models For Wargamers books are selling out quickly. For details of how to order your own copy, please go to this link.

Tony

Friday, 10 March 2017

Models For Wargamers Book official launch this weekend



On Sunday, Sue and I will be at the West Midlands Military Show, Alumwell where I will be officially launching the Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers. My intention is to have models from all three books on display plus some others, for example the resin casts from the Panzerfauste range and a couple of models that have featured in magazine tutorials. If you are attending, please stop by and say hello.

I have a couple of copies of More Wargame Terrain which will be sold for just £15.00 a copy but it will be the new book that I will be concentrating on.

As with the earlier publications, the first 100 will be numbered and signed. My plan is to hold a prize draw once these books are sold. Should you wish to order your own copy, please go to this link.

While details of the Alumwell show can be found here.

Thank you.

Tony