Tuesday, 18 October 2016


Or 'Virginyah' as they keep saying in the Gettysburg film. Anyway, whatever they are called, here are the first 3 stands of a generic Confederate firing line. All are from the original Perry ACW set with support provided by the bits box. The anonymous Federal marching enemy are not far behind

Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Still not finished but enough of the Orange Auxiliaries to get the idea. Aim here was to test out the new backdrop. Despite 1 or 2 21st century inconsistencies I think it works.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016


Along come the Stewarts of Appin - all 150 of them with my scale of 1 to 20. Some light conversion work on the man with the Lochaber axe and the casualty. `The standard hangs in the Edinburgh Museum alongside that of Barrell's foot. Next up - Lovat's Frasers.


The first base of a Confederate 'firing line' battalion using figures from the original Perry ACW box set - with accessories from the bits box primarily to provide muskets and bayonets. Some of the joints are a bit iffy if you look closely but overall it works I think. Im working on a Union unit at the same time using the marching figures - both will be for sale so pm me if you're interested

And I found the b&w function on the edit package.........

Thursday, 6 October 2016


Young FSP has gone off to boarding school so I took the opportunity to remind myself what he had stashed away amongst all the Lego and Airfix. I came across these and thought I'd give one a go, liked it and have decided to build a Battalion for both the Union and the Rebels. The former will be home to all the marching figures while the latter will be a firing line heavy on conversions. These are old models but I prefer the smoother finish to the more angular later ones - like the Zouaves.

Monday, 26 September 2016


Anyone expecting photos of a 1;10 flying replica of something going at warp speed is going to be disappointed. Sorry. This is more to do with the enterprise (or lack of) that pops up on Dragons Den as largely hopeless business men and women pitch ideas to potential investors. It's entertaining but scary to think that the UK economy is reliant on such deadbeats.

I'm waiting for the first wargames related business to crop up because I'll be texting the programme with the following questions as soon as the entreprenuer steps out of the lift:

1. Will your website have a redundant telephone contact number?
2.Will you accept orders and then fail to follow up with the client with some form of feedback?
3. Naturally you will be ignoring emails?
4. Your failure to think ahead will be deemed sufficient acceptable reason for a lack of response?

Now I could drone on like a caller to Jeremy Vine but will keep it short. I'm prepared to accept that with a few exceptions we rely on the enthusiasm of what is a cottage industry. It's a risky business but regrettably the moment money changes hands the old 'cat developed leukaemia' gambit doesnt cut it anymore. If I'm kept up to date I'll tolerate delays of a reasonable magnitude but your domestic crisis is really not my problem - would you accept an order that I said I could not fund because I'm going on holiday and needed the cash for something else? Doubt it.

Sounding a bit TMP so I'll stop. 

Thursday, 22 September 2016


My third Culloden Battalion finished. This time its the 4th of Foot. Barrell's Regiment who stood on the left of the Government line. On next to more tartan and the 21st but I will be ordering some of the new Crann Tara figures first. The mounted Jacobite command figures look terrific