Wednesday 28 December 2022

Christmas 2022

This year I have been very lucky with various model making treats, such as these magazines, books and DAS modelling clay. In addition I had a pack of drawing pens and a WHS voucher to spend on even more magazines.

I also had this box as a gift from my two grandsons....

A box crammed full of plastic bits for use when scratch building. This is not the first time that I have received such a gift - some years ago Louvaine gave be a similar box and last year Aunty Liz gave me a bag full of bits and pieces for modelling - they know ho to get on my good side!

Thank you.


Saturday 24 December 2022

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Monday 12 December 2022

Cold weather hampers any modelling activity

Trips down the bottom of the garden have become difficult as the flurries of snow and the cold weather have made any attempt at working in the shed impossible - well difficult.....

My usual measure of when to abandon the shed - when the water in the brush cleaning jars has frozen, means that any modelling or painting has been put on hold.

Hopefully I can get some hobby time soon.

For now, stay safe (and warm)


Saturday 10 December 2022

Terrain good enough to eat - Miniature Wargames issue 477

The latest issue of Miniature Wargames (issue 477, January 2023) features what must be one of my quirkiest terrain builds - A Dwarf Gingerbread Cottage built from card and foam with No More Nails piping and painted with acrylics.....

The cottage was built some time ago and has already featured in the on-line magazine Barking Irons, but as this magazine has long gone, I thought it was worth republishing again and particularly to accompany a gaming scenario by Buck Surdo called War To Save Yule which is also published in this magazine.

The model was inspired by a Flintloque gaming scenario called "And he has raisins for eyes" written by Matthew Hartley and one of the Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar free gaming articles - the scenario can be found here.

For more information, see this link.

Merry Christmas


Tuesday 6 December 2022

Willow - the new TV series on Disney

Last night Sue and I watched the first episode of the new TV series Willow staring Warwick Davis and airing on Disney+. We both enjoyed the story and I thought the production values were very good, but there was a slight annoyance with the comic elements and dialogue. Overall I would say it was worth persevering with and I'll be watching with my sketch book in hand to see if there are any structures worth modelling.

I look forward to seeing more.


Saturday 3 December 2022

Day Three of the Orcs in the Webbe 2022 Advent - Another Foul Mouth Freddy story

On the third day of the Orcs in the Webbe 2022 Advent we have another short story featuring my creation Foul Mouth Freddy - Arm Wrestling with Foul Mouth Freddy. For those that don't know the character of Freddy is based on a family friend with stories that are either rooted in actual events or like this tale - a well known myth or fairy tale. For more information of this particular yarn - see this link.

Further stories of Freddy (there are quite a few) and his posse can be found here.



Friday 2 December 2022

Day Two of the Orcs in the Webbe 2022 Advent

Day two of this years OITW Advent and a classic revival of an old Flintloque scenario - Sharkes Abbey by James Clay updated with new rules and magic for 3rd edition Flintloque. For more information, see this link.


Thursday 1 December 2022

Day One of the Orcs in the Webbe 2022 Advent

And so it begins (again). Day one of this years Orcs in the Webbe Advent is this innovative two player game using packs of cards to decide the fates of besieger and defender. For full details, see this link.

There will be more daily updates from now until December 24th/25th, so please keep checking back for these free updates.