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New Release: 28mm 1:56 "Deads" December 12, 2018 10:50

Imaginatively titled "3 Dead in Bed" and "3 Dead" are now instore.

28mm sculpts by Geoff from Purple Lion Creations are available on their own or on laser cut MDF hospital style beds. Suitable for adding a bit of grisly realism to many gaming genres...WWII or Napoleonics casualties or fresh troops for a zombie outbreak.


New Release 28mm 1:56 "Bed Sets" December 09, 2018 14:38

28mm 1:56 MDF laser cut bed frames with resin cast bed tops. Expertly sculpted by Geoff from Purple Lion Creations and cast by Phil from Slug Industries, these bed sets are ideal scatter for ruined buildings...now instore.

 


New Release: 28mm 1/56 "Zeltbahn German Camp Set" November 12, 2018 11:13

The 28mm 1/56 "Zeltbahn German Camp Set" comprises of 3 different resin zeltbhan tents (sculpted by CFM) and a resin camp fire (sculpted by Phil from Slug Industries) and a 2mm MDF base.

The tents have been painted with "splinter pattern" camouflage however in doing research, I discovered that they were also produced in plain field grey, Italian camouflage and plain sand/tan for use in the North African campaign.

The set is available on pre-order and will be dispatched from 26th November. Limited supplies of the kit will be at the Warfare show this coming weekend. A full tutorial on how I painted this set will be in this blog before the items are shipped.


L'Ecole Instructions October 28, 2018 20:49

As an experiment, I have posted L'Ecole instructions here in this section where more detailed photographs can be posted, saving "wordy" written comments, ink and paper.

With all kits, work on a flat surface, identify all parts and offer up pieces in a "dry run" before gluing with a woodwork quality PVA.

 Product code 1529: "L'Ecole" schoolhouse.

 Once 3mm walls are glued together, while still wet, fix to base.

Glue this assembly to the left of the base.

One of the main roof pieces has a recess, this should be at the base of the roof and fits on the right when looking at the front of the main building. 

Glue along the apex and fix strengthening triangles; then set aside to dry.

Glue in strengthening triangle close to the apex point. Ensure the triangle is NOT STICKING PROUD OF THE EDGES.

 Run a generous bead of PVA along the inside seam, then set aside to dry.

Glue in windows and use edge of door to check they are square and aligned to the inside edge of the 3mm walls.

*** It is recommended that you paint the windows and the building before gluing the windows in place.

 Fix window surrounds and lintels using engraved lines to assist positioning. The main brick window surrounds OVERLAP the 3mm wall by 2mm to cover the join when the roof is in place.

Glue on all surface detail, doors and door canopy.

 

Glue in spacer to support lintels on the three large roof ends.

Glue in tabs to secure and locate roof section.

Use small 2mm spacers when gluing on fascias. DO NOT GLUE in place and remove once the fascias are dry. 

The entrance porch on the right has a separate roof. The main roof can be glued together or left as individual sections as required. Plastic half round strip is included in the kit to be used as capping tiles. The plastic should be cut into approximately 10mm pieces and glued to the ridges to hide the seams.


New Release 28mm 1:56 "Bag of Bricks" + "Sofa and Armchairs" by Debris of War October 25, 2018 12:13

Pushing my design skills to the limit: the new release from Charlie Foxtrot Models is a ... "Bag of Bricks". Also instore is the Debris of War resin "Sofa and Armchairs". Both products are part of my "enhance the ruins" project. A further kit is underway to add to this project soon.

 


New Release "Ammo Tracker" October 12, 2018 14:54

New release "Ammo Tracker" has been co-designed with Ian Day and is aimed at Battlegroup players who track AT and HE rounds on their tanks.

The Ammo Tracker can tracks rounds from 1-20 on up to 5 tanks.

Made form laser cut 2 and 3mm MDF with 3mm white acrylic labels which can be written on with a dry wipe pen.


Price increase...Pantile Range September 27, 2018 10:04

I have been advised of a price increase in casting resin. This will reflect in a slight price increase in the Pantile range when current stocks need to be replaced. At the current rate of sales, prices will hold until 15th October.

I have some stock of the Debris of War crates and barrels and again, prices will hold while stock lasts.


New Releases "Shako Range Ruler" & "Shako Tokens" September 27, 2018 09:04

Prompted and co-designed with Phil Portway from Morden (Thanks Phil) this unofficial release is for gamers who play the "Shako 2" rules.

The 18" ruler was taken from the rulebook and tokens prompted by Phil. Available separately as only one ruler is required while those with large model collections may require two token sets.

 


New Release: "Shieldwall" set of 8 tokens September 07, 2018 11:16

Designed for games where models go into shieldwall such as War & Conquest or Dux Britanniarum. This set of 8 tokens are cut from 2mm MDF and are supplied unpainted.


New Release: 28mm 1:56 "Pantile House 4" September 04, 2018 10:44

The latest 28mm 1:56 Pantile Kit (and most likely the last kit in the collection) is now available instore.

A higher status dwelling suitable for a merchant or holy man in Spanish or Italian settings. This model can also be used in pirate settings. Period features include: 3/4 height quoins, a detailed "masonry" door surround, a panelled door and rear balcony.

 

 


Normandy shops review September 04, 2018 10:40

This is an interesting comparison between Sarissa and Charlie Foxtrot Models.....naturally very pleased with the comments made.

https://dhcwargamesblog.wordpress.com/2018/08/13/house-hunters-normandy-edition-part-2/

New Release: Trays, trays and more trays August 10, 2018 16:04

As a customer request I drew single trays with a recess at the back to accept a sticky label. Ideal for games with named characters!

Not being content with drawing them just for 1p based minis so also drew 25mm and 2p based versions. Of course, there needed to be horse bases to complete the look for those mounted leaders.

The rear recess is 8mm deep (8mm white label is supplied; just trim to width)