New Release: Terrace Front Yard (Plain wall version) May 27, 2015 14:24
As shown in my step to step "Table Edge Terrace" tutorial, I am now releasing the front yard with plain walls. This version differs from the red brick version, being smooth walled and having a different fence.
This model is designed to fit against both British and French versions of "The Terrace" and the "Table Edge Terrace".
New Release : "Stables" May 23, 2015 16:32
The "Stables" model is available now on the onlineshop. Ideal for WW2, VBCW or modern wargaming.
I had been working on this model for some time; having been given a unit of SS cavalry for my birthday spurred me on to finish the model.
I sprayed the flagstoned floor before assembly, then sprayed the outside grey. A light white spray, followed by a brown wash finished the walls. Total time to make and paint: 4 hours. A personal record for me!
This model was designed to fit in the "Stone barn" space of the "Farm Tile" however it would look equally as good in a field with the "Farmhouse" nearby.
New Release: "L'Ecole" school May 17, 2015 18:49
My latest design is now available in the on-line shop.
I went with L'Ecole to compliment my French range of buildings yet, this building could be pressed into service as a church, town hall, funeral parlour or chapel of rest. I have completed the packaging, recieved a supply of half round plastic strip for the capping tiles and uploaded lots of pictures into the new page on this site titled "Instructions". Please visit the Instructions Page and see how easy it is to construct this kit! A full 370mm x 255mm footprint makes this a real centre piece to any urban / village set up.
New Release: "Dial Counters" Pin markers, gaming aid May 6, 2015 11:49
The "Dial Counters" 5 piece set, are laser cut MDF and require assembly.
The "Dial Counters" were designed to act as pin markers or "push & shove" counters. The 40mm diameter gives plenty of scope for modelling wounded / deceased or any appropriate diorama for your chosen game system.
The counters have numbers 1 to 9 and are less likely to be picked up and rolled than marker dice.
The pictured " Black Tree" models have been painted by Paul Buller (Westwind also do some excellent WWII casualties)
New Release: "Farm Tile" April 29, 2015 17:43
The "Farm Tile" is the latest model off the production line.....it will provide an excellent centre piece to any table with opportunities for attack / defence.
This piece is quite a size and has a massive footprint. It will transform a collection of buildings placed on a green battle mat to something more spectacular. With walls low enough to provide hard cover it also has significant gaming possabilities.
The "Farm Tile" has been designed to fit a range of Charlie Foxtrot Models buildings, the full list is mentioned in the online shop. Further additions are planned for an alternative to the "Stone Barn" pictured. Please come back and check my progress on that.
New Release: Sword & Spear gaming aid April 22, 2015 17:14
Having played a few games of Sword & Spear, I was immediately hooked and quickly invested in the rulebook. This week's release has been developed alongside professional painter Kev Shilito and in consultation with Mark Lewis the author of the rule book. I am please to say the Data Stick and gaming tokens have been approved and can be labelled as the "official" set.
If you have not tried Sword & Spear, invest in a copy, it comes highly recommended!
It is fast play and makes you think throughout without getting bogged down in superflous detail. There is very little reference needed to the book ...if you have the Data Stick handy.
I did say to myself "no new projects, no new armies" and here I am planning a 15mm ancients army.
40mm x 15mm and 40mm x 30mm bases in both 2mm and 3mm are also available in the shop.
New Release: "The Terrace" April 12, 2015 16:46
This week sees the release of a building I have had in the pipeline for some time. I wanted to release two versions of this building together with front & back yards. The French version has a steeply pitched roof with dormers and the windows have shutters. The British version was designed for alternative history games with Dad's Army types fighting German Paras or "A Very British Civil War". The British version has a lower pitched roof and dormers and shutters have been removed. For more pictures of all 4 models, please visit the shop. The moss patches are Mini Natur self adhesive moss. Peel & stick on to break up that grey expanse. Expensive yet you only use a few, I am sure one pack would be enough for a complete village so good value for money in the long run.
The model was a very quick paint job. I sprayed the middle section black. I then sprayed all the model grey primer. Next, I masked off the centre house and sprayed over the grey with white primer. as all 3 cans are in my "always keep in stock" I did not have to go out and buy anything. I sprayed the white lightly on the "scruffy end" and sprayed a second coat on the "tidy end". A quick brown shade wash and a very watered down black shade wash the walls were complete. I sprayed the windows at the same time as the walls. The only one that saw a paintbrush for base coating was the blue. The roof was painted dark greay emulsion from a tester pot and the progressively lighter patches of emulsion were added; again from tester pots. To speed up the process, no paint was mixed. A few dabs of Vallejo German Orange Ochre and Ghost Grey were added for the weathered aged lichen covered look I like.
I had fun with the back yards, emptying my bases decorative scenics box. The walls were spray painted "red oxide" primer. A quick highlight was applied from yet another tester pot of emulsion. I wish I had seen the red oxide primer before I painted trhe "Georgian House"...it saves so much time. The back yard walls are deliberately tall to block line of sight. The party fences can be seen over, giving some tactical variety.
|With the addition of the front and back yards, this model has a large footprint and will form the centre of the table. I have visions of placing this opposite the row of 4 shops. Look out for this at Exeter Legionary show. Two of my gaming mates, Paul Buller & Big Ron Leacy are playing a demo Bolt Action game at the show, using my terrain. Both chaps are very accomplished painters so it should be quite a spectacle.|
|On the workbench this week is a complex roof for a large building, once more this will be suitable and customisable for both French and British scenarios. I have just cut the walls and window detail ....I always get apprehensive at this point hoping that the many hours on the computer designing pay off and it fits together! Watch this space.|
New Release "Ruined House 3" 28mm Laser cut building April 8, 2015 14:28
Packaging and instructions are now complete and this model is now available in the shop. I have added a set of planked "Z" bar doors to cover a wider time frame.
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