English Civil War Base

Well hello folks, I have just returned from “The hedge studying tour of the UK “ and I have to say it was a grand success. I started my studies on the train from London to Edinburgh, lots of good hedges an hour out of London and up to York . The rest of the […]

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Infantry/Artillery Painting Update

Well my fellow followers I have finally finished painting the infantry and a few artillery men to complete  the figures I need for the dio, 180 infantry and about a dozen artillery guys.  This completes the painting and conversions that have taken a bit of time as those of you who like to do conversions […]

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Hedges: String Method

Finally the weather was kind to me and I was able to get some shots of the hedge project for the ECW diorama I’m working on. I have seen some great blogs on how to make them but this method is a little different and adapted from TIM’s tree method of using string. I found […]

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*Update* Cavalry horses

I have just finished painting fifty horses and cavalry men , it’s my first go at painting horses I usually shy away from them but this time I had no option but to bite the bullet and go to it. After a bit of research and some practice it wasn’t to bad and towards the […]

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RETREAT TO CORUNNA

50CM (1.9 FT) X 40CM (1.4FT)   2.1KG The subject for this diorama is one I have always wanted to do, but was a bit wary about doing it because of my concerns  in regard to creating the snow effects.  However after the research I did for the Russian diorama, it was a little easier although […]

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The Painted Figures

Well, now that’s done! 247 infantry figures painted for the next diorama, a good number for the size of the base. As usual I feel it might be a bit of a squeeze- I’m yet to fit all the figures I have painted on a diorama. In the past I have shied away from the […]

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TIM’s Trees

This is my experimentation with The Imperfect Modeller’s method of making trees without glue. A brilliant and easy idea once you have practiced his method. This can be found on TIM’s blog– I highly recommend having a look. Below you can see some of my experimentations, the better ones you will see on my next […]

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