Sunday 31 March 2024

Renegade Nell from Disney

The new fantasy adventure from Disney landed this week and after all of the hype I was looking forward to seeing how the story and characters panned out. Episode one was a character introduction story but I found it a little underwhelming - I'm not saying that I will not be watching the rest of the series (which I hope will get better) but I think I was expecting more.

I have included this link for anyone not familiar with the story, but there are many other clips and reviews available on the internet should you want more information.

Overall I would recommend it but think it could have been better. Hopefully the next episode will be better and live up to my expectations.


Friday 29 March 2024

1935 Morgan Super Sports from Academy/Minicraft

Earlier this month I was given this secondhand 1/16th scale model kit of a 1935 Morgan Super Sports three wheeler as a birthday present. The second hand kit is complete with just the rubber tyres attached to the spoked wheels and minus the decals. Quite a feat for a kit from the 1990's.

I was given the Morgan three wheeler book some time ago so I can't complain that I don't have enough information to build a true replica. But will it be a pristine example or slightly used one? And what colour?

Thanks to Gary and Beckie (and the boys) for my birthday present.


Monday 18 March 2024

West Midlands Military Show 2024

The West Midlands Military Show was held yesterday and I spent most of the morning and lunchtime browsing the exhibits and trade stands. Here are some of the photographs I took.

I didn't buy that much, just some modelling supplies, but I am grateful to the organisers for the Bring & Buy stand where I sold off a number of pieces of scratch built terrain which should give me some much needed room in the garage. I hope that anyone who bought the pieces has some use and fun from these models.

Once again I thought the show was very well organised and I enjoyed meeting up with modelling friends and discussing new projects.


Tuesday 12 March 2024

West Midlands Military Show 2024

Just over a week to go to the Alumwell Wargames West Midlands Military Show. I intend visiting but will not be exhibiting as I have other commitments. For more information, see this link.

I look forward to the first show of the year (well for me anyway).


Friday 8 March 2024

Easy Build Terrain featured in Miniature Wargames issue 492

The latest issue of Miniature Wargames features a novel piece of terrain that I built from an under-sink bottle trap and then painted and based for use in various Sci-Fi games.

In the image above. I have used some 40mm Flash Gordon figures from Graven Images while in the one below, I have included a group of early Games Workshop Eldar.

For more information about the contents of this months magazine (which also includes a free show guide for Salute 51), see this link.


Monday 4 March 2024

A French Dovecot - the full article

Earlier this week I came across an article I had written for the magazine Miniature Wargames (June 2020) that has been reproduced as a free on-line tutorial with full text and all of the illustrations. If you are interested in how I build my scratch built terrain the article can be found on the Tabletop Gaming Features site - here.

More details can be found on this Blog - here.

I checked the rest of the Features but this appears to be the only one written by me - however there is a huge amount of free content on the site for you to read.