Castle Extension no. 2

Well finally after 18 months I have finally finished the third castle add on, the Archers.  They are another fine set of Valdemar figures that fit in well with the rest of life that went on around the castle back then.  Archery would have been one activity that would be very much at the fore […]

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Caribbean Corsairs

1.5kg (3.3lbs ) / 45cm x 30cm x 30cm. Well here we are finally, the Ship’s crewed, the natives are angry and the Corsairs want to do some plundering! First to the Heller caravel Nina, it was originally going to be the Pinta but she has been struggling against the stormy weather since March and […]

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Corsair Update

I just thought I would post a few photos of the Corsairs and the native guys I have chosen to repel these bothersome pirates. The corsairs are from Dark Alliance, sets one and two, and the natives are made by Caesar. The little boat is the medieval life boat by Zvezda, and will fit in […]

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NINA

Well I have finished the little sailing ship NINA the 1/75 scale model made by Heller, quite a fine vessel and it is ideal for the purpose I have in mind. Not being ship savvy it was a challenge!  Putting the hull etc. together was easy enough but rigging it was the hard part.  After […]

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Waterloo Charge

18” (45cm) x12” (30cm). 3lbs (1.5kg.)                                                                                                                                                     Well the Waterloo cavalry charge is finally finished; there are 70 cavalrymen, 64 infantry and 21 Royal Artillerymen and it took me three hours to put it all together.   As always there was a nervous start as after putting in half the infantry in the part square I realised […]

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The Swamp

11”x 15”(39cmx29cm) 2lbs 6oz (1kg) Well here we are folks, finally I have finished the swamp diorama, after a hold up getting the last of the Elves I required, the ones I called the angry Elves! They are the 2nd set of Elves and work well with set No 1.  This is also true with […]

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Dutch Red Lancers

This week I finished painting the Zvezda Life Guard Polish Uhlans that I have changed to Dutch Red Lancers, they are a great set with lots of detail so easy to paint. As there are a good number of figures in the set (18), I feel I have enough cavalry as with this lot it […]

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