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New Release: 28mm 1:56 Eastern Front Windmill August 08, 2018 11:46

Newly released at Claymore and now instore the Eastern Front Windmill. This 1:56 scale model would suit Napoleonic through to WWII wargaming.


Claymore 20128 July 24, 2018 09:07

Charlie Foxtrot Models will be trading at Claymore in Edinburgh on 4th August.

We will be loading the van on the 1st, travelling part way on 2nd and arriving in Edinburgh on 3rd.

We are taking a slight detour to walk a part of Hadrian's Wall and visit a museum or two on our return journey. 

Orders will not be sent between 1st and 7th August.

Emails will also be unactioned during these dates.

Orders and emails will be actioned in date order on our return. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

I am working to complete a new kit in time for Claymore which will be released on our return.

Colin.


Slight delay in fulfilling orders. July 12, 2018 06:40

There will be a slight delay in fulfilling orders this weekend as Charlie Foxtrot Models will be attending "Bossfest" a four day wargaming event under canvas. The gaming event clashes with the Battlegroup South show at the Tank Museum so I will be gaming for 2 days and trading for two days. Each evening, it will be back to the Bossfest campsite to roll more dice. Let the hobby overdose begin.

 


New Release: "Terrain Bases Set 1 and 2" June 26, 2018 08:10

I have been drawn into two new projects and as usual, need more terrain! I designed these for the scratchbuilder to make hills, rough ground, rocky outcrops etc. The large piece may also be used to base a building. Watch my Facebook page as I post my progress. "Terrain Bases Set 1 and 2" multi scale, multi period, generic scatter now instore. 28mm Hezter by Warlord Games 15mm Opal Blitz by Forged in Battle for scale purposes.


News: Claymore 2018 May 25, 2018 09:08

Charlie Foxtrot Models will be trading at the Claymore show on 4th August 2018

Really happy that we can attend this show..and walk a bit of Hadrians wall while we are nearby. Looking forward to taking a long road trip from Cornwall. A few new releases are in the pipeline before then...watch this space or follow me on Facebook or @CFoxtrotModels on Twitter.

 


New Releases: 28mm 1:56 "Wagon Shed" & "Wheels" May 22, 2018 10:31

I really enjoyed designing and painting this kit, following my own painting guide tutorial. The optional side panels give the modeller in you something to add "flavour" to. To start you off, the ladder and 3 wheels in various states of repair are included in the kit. 

This model can be placed on AWI / ACW or rural Eastern Front settings.

As the wheels came out so well, I have packaged them up for use as basing material, battlefield scatter or scratchbuilding. Being happy with the first wheel set, I went even more rustic and produced solid wheels too.

 


Holiday Notice..... May 04, 2018 14:21

Charlie Foxtrot are off to Exeter Legionary show on 12th May and then will be taking a short break until 19th May.

Orders can be placed and will be sent up until noon on 10th May (then the stock will be loaded onto the van).

Emails and orders will be actioned on our return in a date order basis....starting 21st May. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please scroll down.....for a sneaky peek of the "Wagon Shed" to be released on our return.


New Release: Measuring Sticks & more skirmish trays April 17, 2018 13:42

This release has 3 products: "in-line" skirmish trays for 6 man units in 1p and 25mm base size versions and a set of 4 Acrylic Measuring Sticks which may be suitable for games such as Congo. Sticks come in 4", 8" and 12" lengths.


New Release : 28mm 1:56 "New World Tavern" and Debris of War resin. April 06, 2018 11:45

Based on the Weatherburn Tavern in Williamsburg Virginia, the New World Tavern is a real table centrepiece; suitable for AWI and ACW gaming. This large kit, crammed with period features comes with card ridge tiles to cover the roof seams.

Thanks agian to Ron Carnegie from Virginia for the 360 degree pictures that made this kit possible.

The model pictured has benefitted from optional extras: 3 sheets of "Roof Tiles 2" and resin barrels from "Debris of War" all available instore.

While designing the kit, I searched for barrels to enhance the theme of the building and bought a few from Debris of War. I was so impressed with the products that I now stock selected items from their range that compliments my buildings. Barrels and barrel stacks, both large and small. I also stock their crates, also in two sizes.

It you have not seen the full range of Debris of War resin products, please visit https://www.debrisofwar.com/

Redcoats by Wargames Foundry.

A tutorial on this kit appears after this release notice.


Tutorial : New World Tavern April 06, 2018 11:44

The "New World Tavern" is a large kit which has many components. Each part has been designed to be user friendly in assembly. The following steps may assist those who need more info than the A4 instructions included with the kit.

By following the instruction sheet it will get you to this stage. I worked on a flat surface and used full strength wood quality PVA.

 You will note that I have left off lots of pieces that would make the painting more difficult.

As this is a large centrepiece I really wanted to present this model at its best. I used 3 sheets of "Roof Tile 2" (available on this site) together with the capping card tiles (supplied with the kit). Leaving the bottom row as engraved roof shingles, I started one row up and used PVA to glue on the tiles. I used a cutting mat and a craft knife but being thin card, scissors would also do the job.

I have left the dormer roof off at this point as I want to do more work on them in sequence.

Take care with the two smaller roof sections to ensure you are tiling from the bottom to the top.

Add tiles to the half hipped roof sections and trim off once try. Using a craft knife with the blade extended (more on this later) hold the flat of the blade along the roof and gently cut toward the roof, pressing the tile to the MDF. This will prevent the tile lifting.

I completed the roof tiles (the two smaller roof sections are not glued in place but tiled separately) and then spray primed grey. I then lightly spray primed areas that were to be white in my final colour scheme. The grey undercoat will act as shading. At this point, I glued together the steps and then used blu tac to temporarily stick the remaining smaller pieces to some cardboard. This will prevent the smaller parts moving with the force of the spray. If you are spraying shutters and doors, spray at a low angle 45 degrees or less to retain the black engraved detail lines.

If you plan on skipping the optional roof tiles, the dormers will look like this. The roof comes with engraved tiles to paint as standard.

 I painted behind the window black and the planked walls with tester-pot emulsion, leaving the spray primed window white. Using an all purpose glue (UHU) I glued in a piece of blister packaging for glazing before gluing on the dormer roof triangle end piece. This was then followed by the larger right hand side (see note below) as shown. After the final piece is glued in, allow to dry before filling with polyfilla or greenstuff. This is to ensure that the card tiling is easier to do.

Take a piece of dormer roof and make a card template ( I used a cornflake packet). The template can then be used to take the guesswork out of cutting the roof tiles to fit the sloping roof.

When tiling the dormers, do one flat side at a time and trim to fit before tiling the triangular sloping face.

 By adding the middle tiles last it is easier to align the tiles to the existing rows on the dormer roof sides. Again, cut and glue on oversized and trim once dry.

Extend the blade and use the sloping dormer roof as a guide. Push the blade carefully towards the building to cut each row of tiles in turn.

With the roof tiles complete, I gave the kit a basecoat. I used Johnstones "English Trifle" emulsion for the walls, Games Workshop Teracotta for the brickwork and Americana "Bittersweet Chocolate" for the wood and roof shingles. (note the side roof is still not glued in pace)

After base coating, I did a pale yellow highlight to the lower edge of each "plank" using Dulux "Vanilla Sundae" tester pot. I drybrushed the roof and picked out the planks on the base by adding Vallejo Beasty Brown to the base coat before using a light pure Beasty Brown. Games Workshop "Dawnstone" grey was used to provide an extreme highlight which was toned down with GW Agrax Earthshade where I applied it too heavily. For the brickwork I added a pale muted orange Dulux Emulsion "Sumatran Melody 2" (left over from the pantile paintjob) and picked out random bricks. A number of shades were used by differing the amount of highlight paint. After the highlights werer applied, I spray varnished the brickwork to provide a seal before applying Model Mates "Brick Joint Filler".

The following pieces were painted separately and added in this order.

Shutters, basement ventilation grilles, doors. All were sprayed grey and then oversprayed white.

I then glued in the rear supporting timbers for the long narrow roof. The timber supports are a single piece that too was sprayed grey and then white. Four triangular roof trusses slot into the main building and link onto the roof support pillars. Ensure the one engraved one showing the planks is on the left. One has a deeper notch to accommoadate the window frame.  I spray primed the roof trusses grey and painted them yellow once in glued in place.The pre-tiled and pre-painted roof section was glued along the back.

I picked out the ironwork to the cellar doors and glued them in place. The doors fitting between the rear raised areas are a close fit. The paint needed sanding back using an emery board to ease the fitting.

I painted the four sets of steps and glued them in place after applying brick joint filler to the brickwork behind. I glued in place the handrails to the front steps. 

The final optional extras were added. The resin barrel stack was painted and glued to the recess in the side wall. I used an epoxy resin (a multi purpose glue would also have bonded the resin to the wall). A single barrel was added to the rear for further effect and to strengthen the Tavern theme. Coupled with the "Hare Tavern" sign barrels, the two components are visually brought together.

Lastly I glued with a multi purpose glue (UHU or similar) blister packaging to the inside on the windows to get a glazed effect.

 

 

 

 


New Releases: 28mm 1:56 Pantile Breached Walls & Skirmish "Chips" February 19, 2018 08:51

No MDF in this weeks releases: acrylic "chips" sold in single coulours for you to mix  and match. Red, blue, white green and black instore now. The "teacup" is in flourescent transparent yellow! At the Bournemouth show it was suggested the grey "chips" be produced for ACW gamers. The acrylic has been ordered and grey will be out next week....OUT NOW!!!

Two new additions to the Pantile range "Pantile Breached Walls" are also out today! Single piece resin castings to compliment the Pantile High and Pantile Low Walls.


New Release: 28mm 1:56 "Shiloh Church" January 31, 2018 15:05

After many hours of research and developing :thanks to Perry Cuskey from Tennessee for additional info. http://shilohdiscussiongroup.com, I am happy to release 28mm 1:56  "Shiloh Church". An essential terrain piece which gave its name to the American Civl War Battle of Shiloh.

The kit has a number of features such as: heavy foundation timbers, exposed roof trusses, internal fireplace, open steps and cardboard roof shingles (included in the kit).