Thursday, 30 January 2014

The blog mini castings have arrived.......................


A little bit like Christmas.......still experimenting with the baggie.....once I have a design I'll get them sorted and bagged and hopefully have them available! Many thanks go to that main man Pete Brown at The Mouldmaker....






Et voila!



Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Minifigs Volkssturm finally painted......


Took some time as winter has set in along with the old SAD. Pics are a little bit naff but give me a few years and I may progress along those lines.....

VOLK01 Volkssturmmann, civilian dress, wide-brim hat and spectacles standing ready with Mosin-Nagant rifle


VOLK02 Aged Volkssturmmann wearing his old WW1 uniform and stahlhelm, advancing with Mauser Gewehr 98


VOLK03 Volkssturmmann, civilian dress, flat hat and scarf, standing ready with MP-1008


VOLK04 Old Volkssturmmann, civilian dress, uniform cap, kneeling with Panzerfaust


VOLK05 Hitler Youth in HJ attire, shouting with slung shotgun and holding 'Potato Masher' at the ready



VOLK06 Angry Woman firing Volkssturmgewehr 1-5



Oh, and just found a new Bob Charrette sculpt...Martian Flyer for his Parroom Station range...available here from Brigade Games. This is a wonderful set of ranges sculpted over the years. Figures are a little slim (read realistic) compared to many other ranges however well worth a punt.


Friday, 24 January 2014

Quick non mini related post........me as a Simpson............


Had to post this.....cost me $5 and is still making me smile hours later.......

From this;


To this;


Linky here if you want one done. Colour me sad but it's great fun and I will be getting the family Xmas cards done for this year.......although I haven't sent any out for the last couple of years at least....


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Blog minis master castings done..........


Excitement comes in many forms...this one is lead.....all courtesy of Pete B at The Mouldmaker.

DTB1


DTB2


plus a not for sale Derek the Troll (sculpted by that new boy genius George Fairlamb from the old White Dwarf comic strip by Lew Stringer). 



Saturday, 11 January 2014

Minifigs Volkssturm and Pulp vehicles plus Maggie T WIP.....


Those nice people over at Minifigs have sneakily released 6 Volkssturm which I found whilst browsing their site the other night...one order put in and a swift arrival later......

VOLK01 Volkssturmmann, civilian dress, wide-brim hat and spectacles standing ready with Mosin-Nagant rifle


VOLK02 Aged Volkssturmmann wearing his old WW1 uniform and stahlhelm, advancing with Mauser Gewehr 98


VOLK03 Volkssturmmann, civilian dress, flat hat and scarf, standing ready with MP-1008


VOLK04 Old Volkssturmmann, civilian dress, uniform cap, kneeling with Panzerfaust


VOLK05 Hitler Youth in HJ attire, shouting with slung shotgun and holding 'Potato Masher' at the ready


VOLK06 Angry Woman firing Volkssturmgewehr 1-5


All available here at £1.45 a pop (or random 4 for £5) so a good price as well.

Good website here for more historical info......

http://www.german-helmets.com/VOLKSSTURM%20Main.htm

I also picked up one of the old Aureolo Rococo re-releases 'AR13 Women Warrior leaning on spear' that I have been after for years.....forgot it was one I was after! She is available here.


They have also picked up the PMC line of resin Pulp vehicles....only a couple of pics up on the site so far but well worth checking out for all your interwar splendor.....note to Dave at Caliver...more pics please......36 releases in this range...check the listings here.



 Also, last but not least....my 'still lots to do' painting WIP of the soon-to-be-released DTB2 Evil Female Duergar.....



Friday, 10 January 2014

Army Service Corps September 1915....my grandfather, God bless him.


A bit of a departure from the norm however I was given this postcard some years back by my mother. I know very little of my grandfather's service days as, like so many other questions, they never got asked before he passed away from cancer 30 years ago. Ewart Roberts, you live on in so many memories, one being Xmas presents consisting of boxes of Airfix Napoleonic figures and another being taken to see 'The Towering Inferno' back in 1974. Still miss you Grampa.