Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Republican Romans

Although I have armies covering most of the Classical world there has always been one serious omission - the Roman Republic.

So when I saw a mixed Minifigs/Garrison army on Ebay I put in an offer and got it.

The army itself has a few spears and pila missing but will give a useable force once rebased. 

It arrived well packed in thousands of small polystyrene balls. These things were electrostatically charged and were quite a pain to get rid of.  As can be seen, they got everywhere.

 One major fault of this army - it was a reasonable paint job spoilt by the dip. Quite simply, they had been dipped then put aside to dry. Trouble is, being liquid it tended to pool on the lower parts of the figures. The dark brown on these shields is quite mild compared to some figures.

So, a useful and useable addition to my armies, though certainly not the best.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

JohnBee Egyptians

Many years ago I got a tin full of JohnBee figures from Harry. Haven't done much with them,though have since added a few myself.

Then I spotted an auction on EBay for a load of Egyptians and some of them looked very Airfixish... So I bought them (mainly for the other figures) and can confirm that the unknowns were JohnBee Egyptians - a standard bearer and light infantry. For a full list of the JohnBee ranges, look here.

Actually, they're in reasonable condition and not badly painted. Also...hard to tell from the pictures, but I now think that some of the Egyptians in The Ancient War Game were JohnBee figures rather than direct conversions of Airfix figures.

So, quite a useful find.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Newhaven update, September 2016

One of the strange things about the school holidays is that I should have masses of free time, intend to do loads, then everything stops. Which basically means I haven't done much recently.

However, checking past posts pictures of Newhaven are pretty much out of date. So this first picture shows a view down Main Street - actually an amalgam of Main Street and Church Street from the original map I'm using as a basis.

This view from the river shows that the docks area still needs developing. The blue area to the right is simply the end of the board. More treesto do but most still haven't been based yet.

A view across the Park towards the University with the Police Station to the left. The Park clock is curently missing. The blue area is simply there because I haven't cut the relevant road section yet. I think the Police Station could still do with some railings.

Miskatonic University in place. I still haven't made the replacement building yet, so this is the old one.  Again, the blue area is simply the end of the board.

This shows the final arrangement of the University fence.

A view of the cemetary and church with the residential area in the background.

A view across the Park to the Police Station.

Wonder what a September 2017 photo will look like...