Wednesday, 23 July 2014

446 - Interesting Scenery (28mm)

Hullo, All.

After a week in Amterdam with work, it's back now to bombing to-and-from Portsmouth to help take care of my dad, but hopefully the hobby should be BACK ON for a few eveings at least this week.

In the meantime, I saw these really characterful barracks huts on a well-known online auction site (UK; six days left). They're exactly the kind of narrative scenery I love, and I thought (a) I wonder if anyone might be interested in these, because they're great, and (b) I wonder if anyone knows who manufactures them...
Pic used without permission sought...but there's no such thing as bad publicity, right?
If you ARE interested, they're currently standing at 99p + £4 p&p - seems like a bargain to me, but I'm cutting down on my 28mm stuff and besides, accumulating scenery seems a waste for me as I've not played a game of 40k in my house for five years now.

This should be the link: [here] - if not, the description is as follows: "6x Barracks Army/PoW Camp Hut - terrain scenery – Bolt Action 28mm WH 40k".

Keep well - more to follow, with luck.

- D.

PS: Are these Nissen Huts?

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

445 - Back in the Saddle Again

Did some painting.

First time in a month.

= win.
[stupid late-night mobile phone pics...grrrr]
- D.

Monday, 30 June 2014

444 - Change of Plan...But Here are some Pretty Pictures!

Okay, so I lied. I haven't got any more hobby time yet as (1) my dad's now in hospital and (2) the chance arose to do another week's worth of work marking exams and I need the money. Hobby, therefore, will have to wait.

On the plus side, whilst visiting the Ol' Sea Dog in Portsmouth, my offspring and I took a brief trip to Canoe Lake, where - as ever on a Sunday - the local R/C modellers were out in force...and this year they have a special theme! No prizes for guessing - enjoy the pics:
Annoyingly, I forgot to check the scale. These landing craft are about 3ft long though.
No. 1 Daughter's arm...
...and bizarrely, this is what Google+ considered to be an 'enhancement' of the above. Err...?
Toy soldiers, anyone?
That silver WWI tank is 1:6 scale, apparently!
Portsmouth. Twinned with Caen. Yup: I went there.
Some other floaty things.
I thought I'd take a shot of this too, but it's out of focus. At least you can see who did all the hard work!
Nos. 1 and 2 Daughters totally digging the craftsmanship...albeit to the detriment of the fence.
- Drax.
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