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by CarlL
28 May 2021, 08:59
Forum: Early 20th Century
Topic: the fighting in Sudwestafrika pre WW1 and its results
Replies: 4
Views: 346

the fighting in Sudwestafrika pre WW1 and its results

Some years ago, I joined my friends from Crosby Wargames Group, (Richard, Phil, and Martin) on their tour of Ardennes and other 1940 battlefields. Visiting museums (and village memorials) I realised how the German army (long before the rise of Hitler) had executed so many innocent lives in Belgian v...
by CarlL
28 May 2021, 08:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The fate of Chinese merchant seamen who survived WW2
Replies: 0
Views: 155

The fate of Chinese merchant seamen who survived WW2

This is a story not covered in the history books! (I think same could be said of the thousands of Chinese workmen brought to Europe to dig trenches, as elsewhere in British Empire, only to be discarded later as unwanted 'coolies'.) But it sure smacks of institutional racism and toxic views about the...
by CarlL
26 May 2021, 18:12
Forum: New Figure/Model Releases, Sales, Bargains
Topic: Skirmish Kids playtest available
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Skirmish Kids playtest available

Great links and post Russell. And thanks to Peter Schweighofer for offering out his basic rules for playtesting. It's something I have thought about and teased in two roles: as (unofficial) ambassador for the Society of Ancients presenting DBA participation games at the Phalanx show (in St Helens in...
by CarlL
26 May 2021, 17:42
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: OK I am on the cadge (again) - help with a latrine problem
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: OK I am on the cadge (again) - help with a latrine problem

These are the three buildings I restructured from the "Warbases" Hou house, as I wanted to create a bigger courtyard with these three buildings facing onto the bigger courtyard. The Warbases ad photo of the Hou house is added for comparison. I expanded their model using styrofoam and card,...
by CarlL
26 May 2021, 17:27
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: OK I am on the cadge (again) - help with a latrine problem
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: OK I am on the cadge (again) - help with a latrine problem

This is the pig sty cum latrine model in progress!!
CarlL

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by CarlL
26 May 2021, 17:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pendraken's New Premises - Stage 1 Complete!
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Pendraken's New Premises - Stage 1 Complete!

Leon, Well done moving and keeping business going. Unfortunate that your move has proved more costly. Hopefully in long term it will be worthwhile. It can be cold in winter so hope your new workplace in Middlesbrough is well insulated, hard in traditional factory units where heat escapes through hig...
by CarlL
26 May 2021, 17:07
Forum: Early 20th Century
Topic: Air Attacks on Alicante during the SCW
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Air Attacks on Alicante during the SCW

Richard,

Good to hear that Spanish cities and provinces are commemorating their own "blitzs" and remembering their civilian dead.

CarlL
by CarlL
24 May 2021, 20:48
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: OK I am on the cadge (again) - help with a latrine problem
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: OK I am on the cadge (again) - help with a latrine problem

These two gents from Airfix Wagon Train may work!

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Or if I want bare legs and remodel little else may be one of the Airfix Red Indians!

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CarlL
by CarlL
24 May 2021, 20:25
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: OK I am on the cadge (again) - help with a latrine problem
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: OK I am on the cadge (again) - help with a latrine problem

Yes, good ideas.... keep them flowing Richard (and others). You immediately sparked off "Airfix Cowboy wagon driver" and "Have I got an un-used one!?" And "Airfix Red Indians.... would one of those old riders do?" I shall check them out. I think my WW2 tank riders and d...
by CarlL
24 May 2021, 20:20
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: Not more Germans - Valiant Fighting 20s
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Not more Germans - Valiant Fighting 20s

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More great work! love the way you scratch build.
CarlL