Sunday, 4 December 2016

Foul Mouth Freddy and the Wrong ****ing Wagon

Image 'borrowed' from Orcs in the Webbe

Day Four of this years Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar and we see that 'potty-mouthed Orc sergeant', Freddy get involved with some Wine Barons. The short story and gaming scenario which was written by me, can be found here.

Freddy has become a regular on OITW and further stories can be found here. There is even a limited edition miniature of this rogue produced by Alternative Armies which can be purchased from AA.

What is the OITW Advent? 

Check it out here.

Enjoy and once again Happy Advent.


Friday, 2 December 2016

Book Three - where are we and update.

Images of the completed Damaged Tower House - one of the models to feature in book three

I have agreed to exhibit at the Alumwell or WMMS on Sunday, March 12th 2017 - see this post. Having made this decision it then followed that I would like to have Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No 3 - Models for Wargamers published and ready for sale by this date.

Over the last month I have been working every hour I have spare to get the images and text ready for proof-reading and editing. I can now announce that the text and images are now completed and within the next week, I will be passing the files over to my Daughter, Holly who has once again agreed to do the editing and get the book ready for publication.

Hopefully I will have more details very soon, but for now this is the plan for Book Three - Dampfpanzerwagon Guide No 3;

A4 size
Card Cover
Over 110 pages
8 model based chapters
Approximately 40,000 words
Approximately 300 full colour images

My plan is to produce Book Three in limited numbers with the first 100 books being signed and numbered, as the previous two books.

I would expect the cost to be a little higher than the earlier two and postage to be about 10% - 12% higher. But as stated above, more details very soon.


Thursday, 1 December 2016

Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar 2016

Image 'borrowed' from OITW site

And so it begins. Thursday 1st December 2016, day one of the Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar. Craig has chosen a Panzerfauste scenario written by Matthew Hartley called Fear Itself as the first post.

For full details see this post.

Keep checking back for December Advent goodies each day on the Orcs in the Webbe latest update page.

Happy Advent 2016


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

IPMS 2016 - Pre-WWII Aircraft

Not as many as in previous years, but still a wide variety of models.


Sunday, 27 November 2016

Some More Timber Framed Buildings

Sue and I were in Stratford earlier today and on our return home we stopped in Alcester. Our plan was to pop in to one of our favourite restaurants and have a late lunch, but in the end we drove back to Droitwich and had tea at home.

Here are some images of a timber framed house in Alcester, I thought it was worth recording as the timbers look original.

This house was across the road from it and again, I thought it was worth recording.

Finally we have the back of a larger structure - these images were taken from the Waitrose carpark in Droitwich. I particularly like the Ochre colour which looked like it had recently been repainted.


Saturday, 26 November 2016

IPMS 2016 - Modern Aircraft

Part two of my IPMS Scale Model World photo report features modern aircraft from a wide range of different ages, styles and countries. I hope you like them.


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Orcs in the Webbe Advent Calendar - just one week to go.....

The Orcs in the Webbe 2016 Advent Calendar is now just over a week away, for those who are new to this fantastic Christmas giveaway, full details can be found here.

I have at least one short story ear-marked for publication this year and will be reporting on this and others throughout December.

Good luck Craig, I'm sure it will be another great year of content.