Thursday, 1 October 2015
Quite pleased by the result. I decided to give them red hair to suggest a touch of the highland clansman in their DNA and rusted up their equipment. Seemed appropriate.
They are on 40mm bases.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
It's the average modern rental cost per month of a one bedroom flat (I.e. Two-room) at each stop on the London tube map.
I came up from rural Cornwall to go to university in Uxbridge, top left. When I was single I moved to Boston Manor (bottom left) to work in South Kensington, then my first married home was a one bedroom flat in Richmond (bottom left) .
We moved out to Kent to buy and because they had grammar schools. I couldn't afford to send my children to public school and didn't want to ruin their prospects by dumping them in an inner city comprehensive.
The map is high res of you tap on it.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Sunday, 27 September 2015
The above photo shows six models painted identically in fast, bland colours - no shading, highlights or layering. But two of them have been treated with Dark Tone: can you tell which, children?
When you are churning out forty ranked axe-dwarfs for a regiment this is a Godsend.
I don't dip the models but paint the varnish on, thinning with white spirit as necessary. However careful you are the lid will clog up and so expect to throw away about half. The pigment sinks to the bottom of the varnish but can be lifted up by the brush. I use cheap children's paint brushes.
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Peel (or Pele) towers were tower houses or small fortified keeps along the Northern Marches in Britain on the border between Scotland and England. This area was the Wild North, the land of the Border Reivers (who gave us the modern English word 'blackmail' - Reiv means to take by force) where neither London nor Edinburgh's writ ran very far. The zone was subject to constant raiding and was controlled by the Lowland Clans and Border Families who built fortified homes for themselves.
This is a fair representation of just the sort of Peel Tower that would be found on the edge of a Kingdom, around the Frozen City, or any lawless region.
The model above is new and from Fenris Games here in Medway. It can be had for the very reasonable price of twenty of our English Pounds.
The tower "120mm tall, 80mm diameter, hollow-cast resin and detailed with random stone blocks, timber floor supports, and single reinforced door and rooftop hatch .... an ideal objective or defensive point for any number of fantasy or historical gaming."
Looks particularly useful for Frostgrave or, indeed, any fantasy skirmish game.
Sculpted by Andy Hemming.