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by Blockhead123
10 Mar 2020, 17:16
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: Raid on Andrevia at WMMS
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: Raid on Andrevia at WMMS

Lovely looking game - thanks for sharing
by Blockhead123
26 Feb 2020, 18:14
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay

Many thanks Mr Creak - I'm not a full member, so don't get the journal. That saves me wasting my money!
by Blockhead123
24 Feb 2020, 21:03
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay

I followed Gary's advice and looked for the cheapest offers for those BTR kits on e-Bay. The seller I found has them for £2-75 each if you buy 4 or more, and also has: M3 half-track (with some rather crude toy soldiers that look like Airfix copies) Humvee with ToW Opel Blitz Pak 40 1938 M30 Russian ...
by Blockhead123
24 Feb 2020, 18:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2D Trees colouring help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

These are the wooden 'toy village buildings I was talking about - they need some work to be really usable, but it is quite surprising how well they come up: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Creative-Toys-Childrens-Wooden-Village-Playset-in-a-Bag-Toy-New/233157505421?epid=2100726558&hash=item364945318d:g:w...
by Blockhead123
24 Feb 2020, 18:49
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay

Thanks Gary - it was the BTR's that really interested me - though it's a pity that they don't make 1:87 versions to go with my ROCO MInitanks!
by Blockhead123
24 Feb 2020, 17:50
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay
Replies: 9
Views: 438

More inexpensive 1:72 'Toy' military vehicles from China on e-Bay

I just spotted this listing on e-Bay and thought it could be of interest - I haven't bought any myself (yet!), but they look raesonable models from the pictures: Russian BTR80: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-72-4D-Assembly-Tank-M35-Truck-Soviet-BTR-80-Armored-Vehicle-Model-Military-Toy/163866688631?ss...
by Blockhead123
24 Feb 2020, 17:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2D Trees colouring help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

UshCha - thanks for that link - some of those buildings look really nice. Personally I have gone with under-scale buildings for my games, so that I can leave enough space between to place figures - I bought several bags of those wooden 'toy village' buildings a while back and am working my way throu...
by Blockhead123
18 Feb 2020, 13:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2D Trees colouring help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 601

Re: 2D Trees colouring help needed

UshCha - I like your two-dimensional tree idea - as you say, they save space, but also make placing figures and models easier around them. In the same spitrit, have you seen Bob Cordery's idea for adopting a similar approach for buildings in his 'Wargaming Miscellany' blog? : https://wargamingmiscel...
by Blockhead123
09 Sep 2019, 15:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Total loss of focus and drive :(
Replies: 23
Views: 4216

Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

It will be much simplified! Actually, when you look closely at the structure, it isn't that complex: Hull, two basically rectangular deckhouses, a central rectangular section below the funnel. Upper deck with a flying bridge across, oval conning tower, single circular section funnel and mast. Everyt...
by Blockhead123
09 Sep 2019, 08:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Total loss of focus and drive :(
Replies: 23
Views: 4216

Re: Total loss of focus and drive :(

In my case it is something that only just scrapes into 20th century - a river gunboat for my 15mm German colonials . Only just bought the wood and fittings, so not even started yet! The end result will be about 24cm long and in real terms, nearer to 1:200 scale, but the end results should look somet...