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Guest Video: Eastern Front "Cabin, Log Store & Tool Shed" March 14, 2017 20:05

 Michal Pokorny from Czech Republic features 3 of the Charlie Foxtrot Models smaller kits from the Eastern Front collection. Applying his modelling conversion skills yet again!

New Release: 28mm 1:56 "Pantile Church" March 10, 2017 09:45

The fifth model in the Pantile range is soon to be available instore.

Inspired by the episode "Sharpe's Rifles", photographs taken by Carlos Elias Llop from Barcelona.( I have admired Carlos' modelling on Facebook and followed his work for some time, he is a real craftsman / perfectionist) and a whole lot of Google imagery, the "Pantile Church" is crammed with detail.

A multi-layered grand doorway is topped by a layered "roseton" window and above that a metal bell hangs in the "ermita"

To make the kit more of a gaming piece, a mezanine floor has been added to allow models to "fire" out of the rosette window. A narrow roof (accessed via trapdoor) has been added so a sharpshooter / sniper can be placed behind hard cover. Four models mounted on 2p coins can be placed on the roofspace to snipe at troops below.

 

 

 


Guest Video: New World "Tidewater Home" March 02, 2017 23:01

 Palmer Clarkson from Canada has kindly put together a review of the "Tidewater Home"...I am really pleased with his comments..Thanks Palmer.

Guest Video "Eastern Front Rural House 1" March 01, 2017 21:39

 Michal Pokorny from Czech Republic turns his attention to the Rural House 1. Michal has applied so much more to the standard issue waney edged "planking" that comes with the kit, lifting it to a new level. Outstanding work!.

 

 


New Release : "Long Dial Counters" set of 5 February 24, 2017 11:56

I have been using the popular "Dial Counters" to record pins, wounds and shock for some time. Being a huge fan of Richard Clarke's Sharp Practice, I wanted to record shock on cavalry units so I made the "Long Dial Counters". Now avaiable in store.

Suitable for many games systems, they have an elongated top for horses, motorbikes or sprawled casualties to match your army.

 

 

 


Eastern Front "Rural House 2" A review by Michal Pokorny February 14, 2017 20:28

 Michal Pokorny from Benesov in the Czech Republic has subtitled his 2nd Charlie Foxtrot Models video (more to come later) ..needless to say, I am delighted with this!

New Release: 28mm 1:56 New World "Workers' House 1 & 2" February 14, 2017 11:49

The "Workers' House 1 & 2" are now available to house low status Colonial farmhands or slaves. Packed with period details, the "Workers' House 1" and the imaginatively titled: "Workers' House 2" comes with a supply of card "planks" to texture the roof.  The roof is engraved to assist with the assembly.

Thanks goes once more to Ron Carnegie from Virgina for supplying the photographs that these models are based on.

Ideal for gaming the French Indian Wars, American war of Independence, American Civil War and may even be used as a "Wild West" shack / frontier house.

28mm Painted Redcoats by Wargames Foundry.


Wargames Soldiers & Strategy Issue 88 February 02, 2017 12:00

I subscribe to this publication and read it cover to cover. I am a bit slow with this issue, having to finish off a Terry Brooks trilogy before turning my attention to WS&S. The www.charliefoxtrotmodels.com "Eastern Front Church" gets a review and I have another MDF building article in "Parting Shots": this time the "Porch House" is featured.

Having had quite a few published, I still get as excited as I did the first time on seeing my words & pictures in my favourite magazine. Contact  WS&S if you have any modelling / painting tips..... that is the page I turn to first.

Next issue no.89 has an American War of Independence theme...perfect timing as my New World collection is growing. 2 New releases are due in this range soon.


Guest Video: Eastern Front kits by Michal Pokorny February 01, 2017 20:03

 Michal Pokorny from Benesov in the Czech Republic (as featured in the customer gallery) has added English sub-titles to this video....look out for further videos from Michal of the finished kits. I am delighted that the models have been recieved so well. It is good to know that the time and effort to design and manufacture my kits is appreciated.

New Release: 28mm 1:56 New World "Kitchen" January 19, 2017 12:06

The Kitchen has been released as a supporting building for the large "Tidewater Home".This building may also be used as a workers rural farmhouse. Please watch this  space for another workers farmhouse version, due soon.

Inspired by photographs taken by Ron Carnegie (Thanks Ron).This building is suitable for a range of periods, from French-Indian Wars, through American War of Independence to the American Civil War.

Regular readers of this blog and my Facebook page would know that I am not big on doing interiors to buildings for a variety of reasons. I could not however, ignore the chimney being such a dominating feature. An open fireplace seemed essential.

This lower status building has engraved split wood wall cladding and shingles to the roof. Shutters, both opened and closed are supplied for the two back windows and the window in the gable end.


New Release: 28mm 1:56 New World "Tidewater Home" December 31, 2016 15:38

The "Tidewater Home" is a typical Georgian Colonial style building that could be used as a wealthy landowners dwelling or a tavern. Ideally suited to gaming battles in or around Virginia. Many period features are included: cornices with denticles to front and rear, a classical pillared entrance and ventilation grilles to name a few.

This buiding would be suited to gaming the French Indian Wars, the American War of Independence or the American Civil War.

This model is part of a new range of kits inspired by wargamer, blogger and historian from across the pond in Williamsburg, Virginia: Ron Carnegie (pictured). Ron's blog can be visited by clicking this link:https://cryhavocwardogs.wordpress.com

I am grateful to Ron as he has supplied me with so many inspiring images to work from. A range of smaller, supporting buildings are now "on the drawing board". It is a pleasure to collaborate with Ron and share his local knowledge. It has greatly assisted me in developing authentic looking models.   Please watch this space or "like" the Charlie Foxtrot Models Facebook page for news of new releases.


Eastern Front House review by Chris Harris December 01, 2016 21:07

Chris Harris from "Tabletop Wargamers" has given his personal touch to one of the Charlie Foxtrot Models Eastern front kits. This time, "Rural 1" comes under close scrutiny. It is good to see a winter effect, contrasting with the summer paint scheme that is covered in an earlier tutorial on this blog.