Sunday, 18 November 2018

Stout Hearts!

I have been quiet on the blogging front recently for many reasons, one of them is the ongoing design work on a new solitaire game. Clue above! More details in a week or so.

I have also been pleased to see that the Valor and Victory website is back up and running. For those of you who have not been aware of this little gem, it is the equivalent of ASL but for normal people. It is free, and it is print and play. Current files include the rules, seven maps and counters for British and German forces for D-Day. 

Rather like Minden Games Retro rule set for Squad Leader which has a brilliant hesitation rule, V&V has some great rules for beaten zones and cross fire for machine guns. If you need a reason to take a look, the MG rule is well worth it.

Sunday, 4 November 2018


Well, these are two of my three Hummers with GPK (gunner protection kit) now painted (one .50 cal and one grenade launcher). I undercoated with Tan Earth, highlighted with Dark Sand and followed up with a Strong Tone wash and a final Iraqi Sand dry brush. I really like them.

Where is the third one? Well, I wanted to show how easy it is to clean up a printed model.

Starting state with tools (yes they are well used and not for use in operating theatres). Six minutes later......  

Almost ready to paint, just some very minor trimming left. Plenty of bits to chuck away. And, yes it really only took six minutes. You just have to trust that the actual components are quite strong and you can just lever off the supporting material.

By the way, the plastic takes paint nicely, there is no trace of any release agent or grease so you almost don't need to worry about undercoating.

From my point of view I am now sold on printed models and I heartily recommend Butlers Printed Models. I'm looking forward to getting more stuff off them.  

Thursday, 1 November 2018

The Battle for Ramadi Unbagging

A nice unbagging video for Ramadi. I understand this is not the same as debagging which shows just how times have changed!