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  • in reply to: Ye Olde Fields #149977
    Andrew Beasley
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    Corduroy fabric covered in PVA to stiffen.

    Off-cuts / samples are on eBay if you want to take a punt.

    in reply to: Painted Battalion packs only 19.00 GBP!! #147329
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Problem here is this is a service being offered and may be totally legit as the figures could have been purchased from a legal source and then painted up…

    Folk have no way of knowing the origin of these figures and if Xan feels these are covered by the court case rulings it needs to be brought up with trading standards else Stonewall could cry defamation of character for such claims.

    Recasters should be handed by the laws in place and its a practise that I abhor as times are hard for all small manufacturers in good years (and this is not one).

    May I suggest this threat is locked?

     

    in reply to: Articles could be shorter … #147273
    Andrew Beasley
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    Introduce a new TLA -WTD

    Only read articles that cover wet blending?

    Only read articles that paint snow troops in one colour.

    Never noticed till you said – now I’ll not be able to avoid it and even hear it on YouTube now – arrrrrghhh…

    in reply to: Painted Battalion packs only 19.00 GBP!! #147272
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Interesting to see the do not come based.  One concern I always had was if the bases would match either previously purchased figures or my own.

    Shipping without basing makes a lot of sense to me.

    in reply to: Fantastic Battles #147214
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    …This is a game about big battles where one unit represents hundreds if not thousands of combatants…

    This always bugs me about ‘fantasy’ rules – unless you have a decent campaign system that allows for population growth / recruiting / mercenaries that for me its more a ‘does that pile look correct’ than number of troops 🙂 I never found one and it sounds like an excersies a math teacher would give out now.

    I think over the years I’ve gotten more cynical about figures = troops and find myself drawn more an more to 10mm / 6mm / 3 or 2mm figures and basic blocks representing units.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #147083
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    If most of the sales are off-shore then create new masters and ship from two / three locations?

    Do not know your sales figures (and would not ask) – just an idea.

    in reply to: Caltrop Flight Stands #147082
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Thats such a great idea – the fixed bottom looks much better than the normal adjustable tripod.

    Think these may be too small https://www.gamingenhancements.com/air-1/litko-mini-flight-stands-1-inch-peg-10

    I think these are for the very expensive die-cast models so, if you are feeling rich then https://www.diecastsupermart.com/small-tripod-stand-1-200.html

    How about a plastic wine or cocktail glass or even a plastic funnel inverted??

     

    in reply to: Is Germy still around? #147081
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Thanks for the kind offer but I cannot get my mind around anything other than simple rules at the mo so I’m sure I could not do them justice 🙂

    Saying that, I am settling down as the meds are removed from my mind so would like to take up the offer in the New Year if that’s O.K.?

    Smiled when when I followed Mikes link to http://www.germy.co.uk/ as the first thing that loaded was an advert to a certain web site that had the initials A.B.

    in reply to: Crom’s Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #146987
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Could you subcontract the resin casting to anyone?

    in reply to: 15mm Desert Fantasy #146986
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Nice start.

    Great to see a classic Minotaur (even if I did fail your ‘say that’ challenge) without loads of armour and the alter is a great set piece.

     

    in reply to: Is Germy still around? #146985
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    That’s great news.

    Your website and 2mm figures have brought hours of pleasure to the household.

    in reply to: What’s going on here? #146901
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Drastic solution but thanks for the tidy screen.

    in reply to: What’s going on here? #146886
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Bad news is that its back (and not only on iOS) – cannot tell if its the post title or the user names as both have a strange rectangular box before them.

     

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #146850
    Andrew Beasley
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    Test print of my first unit card, once I am 100% sure I am happy I will print them onto stickers and put them on plasticard sheets so they are super durable…

    I had a local printer do me two A4 double sided, colour QRS on 160gsm paper and matte laminate last week (email so handy).  Cost me £6 in total and very very happy with the result and as the laminate covers all the sheet edges they should be good for the odd coffee or tea spill.

    in reply to: Sort of Blog #146693
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Nice, clean almost minimalist design.

    Hope you enjoy the blogging as much as we the reading.

    in reply to: Board wargame vs wargame rules sales #146579
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Wonder if the wholesale distributors would know and share rough figures?

    Main issue I can think of is that more small direct sales (forgive the phrase by ‘mom and pop’ outlets) are made in gaming than classic retail that I think the figures would be unrealistic and not a true reflection.

    in reply to: Fantasy Decals #146578
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    How about printing your own if you get stuck.

    You can get both laser and inkjet decal ‘paper’ but you cannot print white (unless you have a posh printer).  A search on eBay for water slide decal paper shows it starting from £2.50 onwards.

    Last time I had some, the main issue was using the sheet up. Next time I would cut it down into A5 first (the smallest my printer takes) rather than try multiple passes over a couple of months.

     

    in reply to: Experimenting with 3mm #146577
    Andrew Beasley
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    Sweeeeeeeeet.

    The map like quality just increases every time.

    in reply to: 1/72 compatible Fantasy metals #146529
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Just found a pile of Prince August moulds for sale in the Hobby’s catalogue here in the U.K.  No idea if they are reasonable prices (the catalogue has high / reasonable / low prices) but it maybe a source if folk are struggling for some casting bits.

    The catalogue is a treasure trove of things / kits you want but may not know you did… Well worth the £3.65 just for the flick through pleasure alone.  Reminds me of Argos as a child and Maplin as an adult.

    Browsing the Midlam Mini site, I saw the note that says “(the old Metal Magic range) are slightly on the short side” so maybe they are an option?

    The other thought I had was was the old mega-minis lines where smaller than most – it may be worth hunting some of them out of eBay or wherever the moulds ended up.

     

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #146456
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Most kind.  Once the head stops pounding  (withdrawal symptoms – nurse said ‘it may hurt for a while’) I’ll follow them up.

    Off back to bed (only done 20 out of the last 24 in there) I think.

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #146397
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    The base size looks spot on and the tufts looks a realistic size.

    Do you have a link to the seller of those trees?   My searching has only turned up very basic ones so far…

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #146237
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Have you seen the use of coconut fibre for forest floors?

    Its popped up on YouTube a couple of times recently and you basically chop it as fine as you need, so a heavy ‘chop’ is best for smaller figures.

    For myself, it seems a bit plain (more pine wood than deciduous) and I would be tempted to mix herbs in unless it was a big pine forest I was doing.

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #146231
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    They are nice trees – any plans on stocking them?

    Interested to see how the 1mm grass goes as I’ve some 2mm for Jakes 28mm Tau to try but with no static ‘shaker’ I’m not sure what the result will look like but I know its going to be too big for my 6mm – maybe OK for the 15s I’ve got to do.

     

    in reply to: Can you save Private Ryan? #146166
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Very cleaver idea.

    in reply to: Experimenting with 3mm #146164
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Speed and cost?

    Not even sure they are gains over 6mm TBH. Cost for an army at these sizes are often a one off purchase with the advantage being you often buy two or three ‘sides’ over time as the cost makes it viable long term.

    3mm painting time is similar to 6mm for me and again it’s normally a one off compared to the game time.

    For me, it comes down to range choice and if they have to options I want – more important in fantasy than ‘traditional’ human armies.

    in reply to: French Indian War new from Wofun Miniatures. #146162
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    O eee O and other sounds of glee and interest.

    Time to print my Songs of Drums rules…

     

    in reply to: Short (?) delays at Crom’s Anvil. #146052
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Take care of the family first.

     

    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Bad news over the Inn – maybe a bootleg beer seller to keep the locals ‘happy’?

    i do love a good map like this.

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #145665
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Nice result – is that going to be your standard single basing style?

    Will each figure be based and sabot bases for units?

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #145504
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Ouch.

    You could try painting / glueing the back and weighing them down while drying…

    in reply to: Postage Rates! #145411
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    And in contrast I’ve just had a 70p refund from Second City Games on eBay as they can post the order for less than eBay discount table allows for.

    in reply to: 1/72 compatible Fantasy metals #145310
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Possible the early Minifigs ranges?  The old Lord of the Rings and Valley of the Four Winds where 25mm with lots of models being cast again in the U.K. http://www.miniaturefigurines.co.uk/Catalogue.aspx?ScaleID=3&CategoryID=35

    Impressed by your casts.  I’m of an age where I remember PA being introduced and ‘discussing’ the option with parents (much to their horror).

    in reply to: Poop #145176
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    IKR, never in my 30 ish years since gaming have I ever had more than 2. 😐 Mid life crisis?

    Welcome to the Dark Side. Next thing will be you complaining about a lead mountain and scale creep

     

    in reply to: Marshes and Romans #145168
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Very neat – do these stay flat?  It’s always a concern over latex I’ve had…

    As for your figures – love the source material and wish more where easily available on TV and from the library locally.

    in reply to: New from Wofun Miniatures French Indian War #145038
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Glad I do not Facebook!

    Hmmm ?!?

    in reply to: Do Your Pirates Dare Go Into The Mangroves? #144921
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Excellent work.

    You could use them in a future Water World style game and have air-boat races though I would be tempted to run a wet version of It Came From Beyond The Still

    in reply to: You can’t take it with you. #144919
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    With two kids interested in wargaming / roll playing I’m not convinced there will be an issue (unless it ends with a roll off with loaded dice for ownership).

    Now excuse me while I get back to my odd tasting cup of tea…

    in reply to: War of the Spanish Succession 18mm Wofun Games. #144729
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Very neat – it’s amazing how well the 3D building and weapons go with the flats and the filling of the bases really make a difference.

    Still not happy with you posting this 🙂

     

    in reply to: How do you control yourself? #144658
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    How do you guys control yourself

    Understand? I do not

    Never been able to since the original release of The Valley of the Four Winds figures and I ended up with a pile of unpainted dead!

    Since then eBay has had a fortune from me in sellers fees but I’m getting better in that I limit myself by project and size now I’ve cleared a big big lot of the lead mountain.  Oh yes, having a breakdown ‘helped’ but I really do not recommend that as a solution for anyone.

    The best tip I can give is to select one project to start with that you want to work on and break it down into work and fun – if you like painting leaders but hate line troops then for each unit painted you treat yourself by buying and painting a leader.  All other projects should be packed away carefully labelled and detailed in a notebook where any ideas and ‘Oh shiny’ wants go. If the main project takes a long time regularly review the notes and prune them as a second look often changes or removes the need to spend.  When you start the second project prune the notes again but use them as a buying plan / sequence.

    On a more serious note, the mental effort for a collector who dreams (I’m an INFP for those that understand these) to stop thinking ‘Oh I could do this and this but look there is this and this AND this but over here there is this…’ is massive and it’s not as easy as The Minimalists make out. I do recommend ‘Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less‘ as an aid.

    in reply to: 3mm epicer than epic #144588
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    <b>…</b>I’m thinking cowboys and Indians in the old West as I found my old copy of Pony Wars (B troop ain’t coming back) had a quick chuckle to myself reading through it, and I have heard rumours that Bacchus might be re publishing said rules , and I’d love the thought that they might produce the figures in 6mm .

    No rumour – the news is here

    Currently it’s about 10% funded.

     

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