My photo
Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tommies for Normandy

Good afternoon everyone!

Hope you are all well. 
I have made some major orders for my ever growing armies, through the net, and in the meantime, I have painted (and I guess that I will paint some more, till my models come) some figures. Tommies of the Wessex Wyverns for my Normandy project.

These plucky lads are from 3 figure kits. PSC Late War British Infantry 1944-45, Caesar British Army and Esci's / Italeri British Paratroopers. The two kneeling figures that come from Esci's kit, have new helmets on their heads, made from Green Stuff. All in all, it took me 2.5 hours to paint these figures, a mediocre result for my records.

These last two photos show you the the biggest part of my WW2 Tommies. Still have a lot to paint! I have many many ideas for this army. :-)

I hope you like them!
Have a great Thursday night everyone - if you don't, remember that tomorrow is Friday!! Best day of the week! :-)

Monday, 25 February 2013

Caesar's Kit 7210 - WWII German SWS Halftrack

Happy Monday (if this is the case), everyone!

I managed to give it a go and finish Caesar's two SWS halftrack I was talking you about the other today.
Below you will see the photos. They were assembled very easily, their details were crispy clear, and they were a joy to paint. 

If you are interested in getting a late war tractor for your German army, consider it as a really good option for your time, your budget and a pleasure in terms of quick assembly.

Off we go with the photos:

Have a calm Monday night everyone! 

Friday, 22 February 2013

Making a foxhole - Part 1

Hi everyone!

I'd like to thank you for your help regarding the info I was seeking about the diameters of pennies and cents throughout the world. With your help, I gathered all the info I needed and I decided to make some foxholes with a 22mm width, in order to fit every possible penny of the world!

Below you will see two photos of the basic elements I am intending to use for my foxhole. A piece of a vinyl tile, a piece of 3mm foamcore paper and a piece of insulating foam. 

At this hour, these pieces have been glued and some strips of kitchen paper are on them, waiting to dry for the next step, as you see below.

Stay tuned for the second part which will follow. 

Have a great Friday night everyone!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Penny Diameter -‏ for a mold.

Good afternoon L&D!

Hope you are all well. 

During these days, I've been reading the Fighting Wessex Wyvers book, written by Patrick Delaforce. What I noticed (among other things and aspects of course) is that, soldiers whilst fighting and refighting their days through Normandy and other battlefields, they were constantly digging foxholes for their protection. Since this was the 'staple' element of an occupied position, I came up with the idea of making some foxholes for my little men, and perhaps making some molds for multiple copies both for me and for you in case you are interested in buying some.

Since I want to make things right and not amending them afterwards (I am a rather tempered person - it must derive from my origin), I thought that I should ask you about your country's currency penny/cent diameter. If this seems odd to you, wait till you get some terrain pieces, and your figures don't fit it... It's not very nice, trust me. Nowadays, every penny counts, and we should consider every aspect that might arise to a problem for us. ;-)

As you all know, I live in Greece, where, for the time being at least, we are still in the Euro currency. I know about the diameter of 1cent (15 mm) and 2cent pieces (18 mm). 

Could you please help me about your country's pennies? England's, Australia's, US, South Africa's and any other country's I may have missed??

Thank you in advance - you are the best! :-)

Have a great Thursday night everyone!


Monday, 18 February 2013

W.I.P - Caesar's Kit 7210 - WWII German SWS Halftrack

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a pleasant weekend. I know I did!

Not had the chance to take some photos of my weekend work so far, so I'll show you what I am preparing for my German army.

Also, I painted three figures, for my British Army. Two of them come from Caesar set (#H055) and one from PSC set (#WW2020002) . I think they blend together rather nicely. What do you think?

I like the tin cups hanging from their backpacks! :-)

Stay tuned to see these little monsters finished!
Have a great Monday night!


Sunday, 17 February 2013

A new blog from the next generation!

Hi everyone!

This is an inline post, for a new member in the blogosphere!

It's John's ( son, who has started his own blog. It is called Small Soldiers at Arms and I think that we should all visit it, to get things rolling.... 

The boy is a natural, and he does paint very well. He will make us look obsolete in a few years from now. :-)

Have a great Sunday evening everyone!


Monday, 11 February 2013

Normandy Town House‏

Greetings from warm Athens.

Hope you are all well.
As most of you remember, my last post was about a new terrain piece I was preparing for my Normandy Project. A normandy town house made from stone - well, it was made from Plasticard and foamcore card but, for the sake of our hobby, let's all pretend that I am telling the truth. :-)

If you have noticed, the whole project was done in a pile of paints, brushes, cutters, pieces of plastic etc etc....

My inspiration for the house you are going to see below, derived from the links below (not in any particular order), which helped me 'envision' the finished result. So, in case you were wondering, yes, I am a crazy tosser, I see a wooden gate, and ask myself ''what can I make out of it''....? Other people think about cancer curement, famine extinction...well, I don't. I see plastic people (and metal occasionally) everywhere... :-)

It was a rather time-consuming work, because I decided to develop my modelling approach, by adding some new features, such as round pieces of foamcore for the gate, pieces of needles for the window cases, a new-mix for weathering stonework and other building parts etc.. :-)

The dimensions of this piece are big, compared to other previous works I've done. The base only, is 30cm x 30cm. I reckon that if I carry producing behemoths like this in the future, I won't manage to get married, cause my girlfriend will throw me out of the house (or my models - sth anyway, to save some space). :-)

So, on with the photos......

What do you think? Will it serve its purpose?

Any C&C are more than welcome!

Have a great Monday night everyone!