Saturday, 26 May 2018

Gobsmasha from years ago



Earlier this week I saw a post on another site showing a 15mm Gobsmasher in the process of being built. This got me thinking.....

I had produced a Gobsmather some years ago (read that as over twenty-five years ago) and then started to wonder if I had any images of this long-lost model. Here are the only two that I could find, one showing construction and the second showing it undercoated in grey acrylic paint.


The model was built from scrap card, pen barrels and spare metal washers. The wheel detailing on the treads are lentils and the rivets are slices of plastic rod. The finished model was painted in a grey 'tiger stripe' camouflage and was for many years displayed in the now long gone Swansea Model Shop. I have no idea where the model is now but thought it was worth posting these images of a true 'blast from the past.'

Tony

Friday, 25 May 2018

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New European Union law requires me to give European Union visitors information about cookies and data collection and in some cases obtain consent. In addition GDPR rules have meant that independent Bloggers are now being inundated with requests to register and conform to new data laws. This is not what Blogging means to me. This is NOT a business, I do not sell data to other parties and I have no wish to obtain lists of visitors or followers. This is my hobby!

There will now be an additional notice on my Blog explaining the use that Google make of certain Bloger and Google cookies collected by Google.

I can confirm that I do not hold any personal data on visitors or customers of this Blog.

Tony

Thursday, 24 May 2018

AKTION a new wargaming magazine from AK Interactive



AK Interactive have launched a new wargaing magazine called AKTION which also includes articles on Cosplay. Details can be found here.

At this moment I feel this is one to look out for, I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to buy issue No. 1. but I am interested to see what AK do with this publication.

Tony

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Kenilworth Castle, another away-day



Another away-day - this time Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire. This was the first time Sue and I have visited this site and with glorious weather and another picnic on the green we had a great day out. For full details see this post.

Tony

Monday, 21 May 2018

Resin buildings from Apocalypse Miniatures.



The resin buildings that were originally built by me and then cast in resin are now available to purchase via the Apocalypse Miniatures pages for full details see this link. the examples shown are some of the first casts by Rob Alderman of Hysterical Games and were painted by Mark Lunn.

Above; The Traders Shack - £30.00

Below; The Apothecaries Rest - £40.00


And finally for here; The Barn - £38.00


The full range of over a dozen different terrain models has recently been extended and these new models should be available soon.

Tony

Friday, 18 May 2018

The New adventures of Monkey - Netfix



Both Sue and I have been enjoying this latest Nexflix series - The New Adventures of Monkey which is a re-make of the original 1970's series Monkey Magic.


I can remember watching the original series never quite knowing what was going on. The new 2018 Netfix series is a little clearer but still remains faithful to the original story and humour. If you remember the original, do yourself a favour and tune into these 25 minutes episodes for some fun-filled nostalgia.

Details of the new series can be found here, while information relating to the original can be found here.

Tony

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Shakespear's Rose Theatre to be built in York



I learnt of this ambitious project while reading a Tourist Information booklet for York. The plan is to build a reproduction of the The Rose Theatre. The building will be a copy of the 13 sided Rose Theatre first built in London over 400 years ago. It will be a temporary 'pop-up' structure constructed from scaffolding, corrugated iron and wood with a planned audience area for 950 people, both standing and seated. In addition to the structure there will be a themed park containing Elizabethan entertainment and food offerings. For full details see this link and this Guardian Newspaper article.

I initially picked up the booklet because it had a number of images that took my fancy, but once I read of these plans, I started planning an over night stay in York and looking to see which plays are being performed. In the past Sue and I have visited The Globe down in London as well as regular visits to the RSC and Swan in Stratford (in fact our plan is to visit Stratford-upon-Avon again today). We both love seeing Shakespear live and the thought of seeing a play in these planned surroundings is just too much to miss.

The building work is due to commence in June with performances booked between June 25th and September 2nd. Prices vary between £12.50 for the 'standings' and £59.95 for the seated. - having experienced The Globe, I would recommend that you try the standing area at least once. I just wish we lived closer as I am sure these performances will be fantastic.

I just can't wait to see this new attraction.

Tony (and Sue)