Italeri Warsaw Pact Troops

A box arrived today from Wonderland Models for a project I was working on many moons ago, back then in ye olde times (a couple of months ago), I was working on a modern/ Vietnam project, and so I ordered some Warsaw Pact troops and US Special Forces. Little did I know that the Warsaw […]

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Expensive Paints on Cheap Figures

Citadel’s Contrast range of paints were touted as a miracle product upon release. People soon realised they were better at some things than others, and now for many painters I know the old pots of standard acrylic are out, and the contrast range is used as support to gain certain effects rather than the paint […]

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Instant WW2

I fancied a tinker with Donald Featherstone’s Close Little Wars with my WW2 Airfix figures, but alas I had no suitable scenery… so with a couple of cans of spray paint, some newspaper, sticky tape and wooden building blocks I churned out the following: A nice crossroads to do bloody battle on! The sides were […]

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Irregular Miniatures 15mm ACW

I recently picked up a 15mm Skirmish Pack from Irregular (if the title hadn’t given it away) and have been slowly working my way through painting it. The pack includes 10 union infantry and two cavalry, an equal group of confederates, two trees, a house, a farmer, the farmer’s wife, some livestock and the farm […]

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Toysoldierholics Anonymous

My names Chris and I’m a toysoldierholic. Popped into the local discount shop on the way home from church today, and they had in some great looking bags of cheap figures… so naturally I bought four… The first bag had green Airfix Afrika Korps copies in and a few Matchbox Germans. The second was mostly […]

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Disneyland Paris

It rained a lot and the food was pricey. And the defensive capabilities of their fortifications are severely lacking. The do have dragons though. And ‘Its a Small World’ has some examples of boys in red. A frontier fort yielded some good scenes of the Old West. And I did manage to find a tub […]

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Army Soldiers

Here’s today’s purchase despite protests from the wife of ‘Don’t you have enough army men?’ You’ve probably seen these Matchbox copies before on other blogs or in stores so I’m not breaking any new ground here, other than to say the marked price of £6 (a bit pricey I admit) once I had reached the […]

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Knights for my own Little Wars

I remembered while reading H.G. Well’s Little Wars that he struggled to come up with quick and easy rules for simulating musketry, I thought if you go back before muskets, and have say knights fighting each other with ballistas and catapults or trebuchets instead of cannons, problem solved eh? Well, no… for some reason I […]

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