Well it’s been a busy few months. I was promoted at work just before Christmas and then the holiday season was upon us. One of my main pledges during the holidays was to build more terrain. So far I’ve managed to build a Sarrissia 28mm Roman Villa, modern construction buildings by TT Combat and several fantasy ruins using old plastic Games Workshop Lord of the Rings kits.
So I recently moved house, all the way from down south in Bath upto Sunny Sheffield in Yorkshire. This also meant we were able to purchase a much larger property, and I finally get a room to myself, a man cave, or as the other half refers to it the JUNK ROOM.
Euro Militaire is a two day show aimed at modelers, is hosts one of the largest miniature painting contests in the country and attracts entrants from all over the UK and Europe. This year saw a jaw dropping 1000 + entrants to the competition.
Over on Griffon guides, the sculptor and demon winning painter James Griffin is running a cool concept called a sculpt along, he sculpts a mini and you follow his blog learning to sculpt your own. I think this is a great idea and will be following the project with an attempt at sculpting my own mini. I will keep updates on my own progress here.
1. First up is an excellent tutorial on painting winter armour by misterfinn over on Brushthralls. This technique can be used on WW2, Great War and modern armour, as well as sci-fi. Here misterfinn is painting a warjack from Privateer Press.
The Medieval longsword, “langenschwert,” or “spada a due mani,” was a specialized form of the “knightly” cruciform sword that developed in the early 13th century. Although initially developed to combat reinforced mail armour, by the mid-15th century, the
longsword had also become a civilian, “dueling” weapon in the city streets of Europe. This style of swordplay became so popular that fencing matches are recorded in Germany as late as the mid-18th century, two hundred years after the weapon’s usefulness on the battlefield had died out.