All at Sea - On the Stocks in JJ's Dockyard (Bob's British Squadron)

21 January 2022

It was nearly two years ago that JJ first started work on the Warlord Games Black Seas British Squadron box set of model 1:700th ships, which comes complete with a British first rate, three third rates Colossus, Ajax and Mars and three fifth rates, Euryalus, Naiad ad Indefatigable plus some brigs and a set of gunboats.

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More Sarissa Old West Buildings for Babel The slow construction of Babel, my old west town continues.

10 January 2022

Over the Christmas period Furt managed to complete more Sarissa Precision buildings and some accompanying scratch-built additions. Read more

Future War Stories from the East: The Arcadia of My Youth

08 February 2021

Captain Phantom F. Harlock, badass space pirate and brainchild of one of anime's founding fathers, Leiji Matsumoto. He was an uber-cool anime character seeking freedom and adventure far from the control and laws of governments in the inky blackness of space. It was in the 1982 animated film "The Arcadia of My Youth", that Harlock finally got a story that was worthy of his eye patch and laser-sword.

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Learning new techniques with random loot crates

04 December 2020

Chris decided to take a punt on Asset Drop, the loot crate for painters where you get sent a small box each month with a selection of paints, tools and other bits and pieces. When the box arrived, he worked through a tutorial on how to paint with that “tricky colour” yellow and a second one on weathering effects - but was it worth the £20 he spent on it.

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Ancient history is worldwide

02 November 2020

There has been a lot of interest in ancient history and ancient wargaming recently. But most of it is focused on Europe. Thomo’s most excellent website is keen to highlight coverage of Asian warfare, and has pointed out that Burmese, Thia and Khmer armies have lagged far behind. He is now researching information about the pre-Jesuit Philippines, but it is proving tricky.

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What will we do with a sunken sail ship?

07 October 2020

What would you do if you had an old Royal Navy ship that had lay dormant for years with missing guns, poor paintwork, masts broken off and a ship’s wheel out of scale? MGB considered converting his hulk into a prison vessel but changed his mind at the last minute and went to work on it. Finally, it was ready to have the RN Ensign added.

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