Workbench no.1

As I’ve done enough prattling on for now, I thought I’d have a go at bunging up some photo’s of what is on the workbench – also Sparker on TWW asked to see these so here goes! (Pictures done on my phone so apologies in advance)

Just finished basing some of my ‘Alt-Modern’ Polish.20150806_130536Some close-ups.

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The mighty PT-90 (or Scotia EET-1 masquerading as a Vickers Mk.7) with a H&R Vickers Mk.3 and Scotia Stormer-20 aifv in background.

20150806_130437Another view of a Stormer (might need to do some touching up!).20150806_130308More Vickers mk.3 – quite a cool looking model once painted and based.20150806_130314And lastly the terror inducing Ferret mk.2/6!!

(These are all just to test posting photo’s really, more and better to come soon I hope!)

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Projects………

OK, I currently have two projects that I am working on at the moment, one is Napoleonic and the other is a Cold War/early 90’s period one – I’m thinking of having a page each on this blog so that I can catalogue them as they progress.

As both projects are for my own benefit I figured why not go a little off-piste, so both are based on alt-history/imagination but will contain enough ‘real’ forces so that I can use them against other gamers at the club if needed. I’m sure that I’ll get distracted along the way as I get involved with stuff at the club, for example there’s a LOT of Sword & Spear going on at the moment, I’ve played one game and really enjoyed it and I still have a mighty bad Spanish Civil War itch that needs scratching……

Wotcha!

After ages thinking about doing so, here’s my attempt at blogging about my Wargaming exploits, projects and musings! First off a bit about me I suppose.

I started Wargaming in the late 70’s when my dad finally allowed me to ‘play’ with him using his collection of Airfix ACW Union troops and with my obsession with history and all things military I was hooked. I did join a club in the mid-80’s which I enjoyed immensely but I had to stop attending when I started my Saturday job and then I got more interested in girls and going out than ‘playing with soldiers’. That is not to say that I stopped my interest in Military History and wargaming, I still read lots of books and dabbled in the odd board game here and there but no figures or models were bought from about 1985 until about 2 years ago! For the past couple of years I have started getting back into things, albeit very slowly as I have a health problem that has some impact on things both financial and practical, but I am getting more and more ‘involved’ all the time.

I am now a member of the South London Warlords and must say that attending the club every week has really helped me get back into things although it is dangerous for the old ‘ooh shiny’ problem us wargamers seem to suffer from! The name of the blog is due to my favourite periods – Cold War/WW2 and Napoleonics – tanks and uniforms being the attraction in both (it also alludes to my non-wargaming passions; music and clothes!).

So hello to anyone who pops along, I hope that you enjoy it.