Friday 30 November 2018

Models For Wargamers - another update

Today's post is more of a reminder; my limited edition, self published book Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No.3 Models For Wargamers by Tony Harwood is still available to purchase.

I have a limited number of copies which are being sold at the reduced price of just £12.50 (plus post and packaging). For full details see this post.

Thank you.


Wednesday 28 November 2018

Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar 2018 just days away

We are just days away from another Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar. I'm sure Craig will be feverishly working at the computer with one eye on baby-sitting. I for one, can't wait to see what gifts he has to offer us this year.

For details of past OITW Advent Calendars see this link.


Tuesday 27 November 2018

Selly Manor, Bournville, Birmingham

Earlier this month Sue treated me to a Groupon Away-Day with a trip to Selly Manor, Bournville, Birmingham. This is the first time I had visited these preserved buildings and we had a great day out. The two timber framed building were purchased by George Cadbury of Cadbury's Chocolate fame and gifted to the people of Birmingham as a historical memento or time capsules.

The larger of the two buildings, a 14th Century manor house originally stood on a site near Bournebrook and was bought, dismantled and re-constructed by George Cadbury in the early 20th Century, The smaller building Minworth Greaves (see above) was purchased for its timber as it was thought they could be used in the re-construction. However both have been re-built on the same site and the pair are now open as a museum and wedding venue.

Both buildings have been heavily modified during the re-build, but even so there are a lot of original details to be seen and the re-construction, although a little simplified by today's conservation standards has much to entertain the visitor.

Both Sue and I enjoyed our Away-Day and I would expect to visit again. For those who are interested Selly Manor is right next door to Cadbury World Birmingham.

You can find more information by visiting the official site here.


Saturday 24 November 2018

Scale Model World, Telford 2018 - part three (The Propeller Planes)

Even more images of Scale Model World, Telford from earlier this month.


Scale Model World, Telford 2018 - part two (The Jets)

Part two of my photo essay showing some of the many models I photographed while at Scale Model World, Telford earlier this month. This time the jets. I hope you like them.