Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Traders Shack for the Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter

The Traders Shack is yet another scratch-built master for the Apocalypse Miniatures  OldHammer Kickstarter due to be released later this year. I will be keeping the Blog updates with details once I have more information.


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Spring Clean part three

With all the work I have done on the exterior of the shed, I thought it was only fair to clean up the inside. Here you can see my North-facing workstation with my (antique) paints. I treated myself to a new A2 Cutting mat with the old one being cut up to act as lining for the shelf and use as a surface protector.

I really should be getting on with the last of the scratch-built models for The Pen and Sword terrain book, but with weather this good, I think I can allow myself a little me-time.


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Spring Clean part two

Following on from the earlier thread, see this post, I have spent most of the weekend painting the shed with wood preserver. Hopefully, I will get a couple more years out of this 17 year old shed.


Saturday, 20 May 2017

Charlie William Harwood

Yesterday at around 2.45 pm, Charlie William Harwood was born. Charlie is our second grandson and earlier this evening Sue, Flo and I got to see him for the first time.

Lots of love to Charlie, Beckie, Gary and Finley.


Tony (Bampi)

Friday, 19 May 2017

Models For Wargamers Book - the first 60 copies have been sold

Sales of Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No. 3 - Models For Wargamers continue with book no. 60 being ordered earlier this week. Remember the first 100 copies will be numbered and signed.

For details of how to order your own copy of this limited run, self-published book, please go to this link.

Thank you for all of the support.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Stone Bridge for the Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter

This is another image of the finished stone bridge that I built for the Apocalypse Miniatures Kickstarter Campaign. I am particularly proud of this model as it used a new DAS sculpting technique rather than a core structure covered in DAS. When the shape was fully defined and the DAS was set, I carved the stonework with scalpel, before refining the shape with a large needle. Additional texturing was done with sandpaper and a wire brush.

I have a resin cast (cast by Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games) and I will be painting it up very soon.

The Kickstarter is due to be launched later this year and I will add further details once I have more information.


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Spring clean.....

Over the last two days, I have been Spring cleaning the shed-at-the-bottom-of-the-garden and doing some much needed repairs and updates to the shed walls. Last year I lined one of the back walls with roofing felt in the hope that this would protect the wood from the conifers that grow behind the shed, Yesterday, I clad the second back wall with 20mm thick wood (ex-pallet wood) that was given to me for free.

It took most of the day to break down the pallets, but now that it is all done it does look good - I just need to paint on some wood preserver.

The shed is now 17 years old and with these and the earlier updates I would hope that there is at least three to five more years left in her. (The shed).