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Paskal, I believe you may be over-thinking this a little!
Although the social organisation of the Welsh may have been different to the English, not having ‘Knights’ for example, the kit that they used was probably very similar. Just a bit less of it and a bit lower quality on average.
Mike – that is a strange, angular hat you’re wearing in that first photo!
Connard – you and George Clooney? In a certain light there might be a resemblance….
I won’t post a picture of myself. International man of mystery and all that……
I would just use the same figures that you would for any other 11th, 12th, or 13th Century troops. Maybe a bit less armour than average?
Thanks for the info, guys. So would GHQ vehicles and Baccus figures be a feasible way to go?
Cheers, I’ll have to add yours to mine…if you see what I mean!
If GHQ and Baccus are both on the large side of 6mm, how well do they match up to each other?
Has anyone tried the two side by side yet?
My fault for not gaming enough and getting distracted by other rules and periods.
I like the colour palette, it looks very authentic. Or, what I imagine to be authentic at any rate!
Good report and photos! Many thanks!
I have only been to this show two or three times and was hoping to go this year, but was not able to in the end. It is a nice show though, isn’t it!
That is very interesting!
I haven’t bought any since the 1970s and the difference is night and day. The old ones were so much crisper with really well defined detail!
Those Airfix hussars look a bit dodgy to me. They are definitely from the Airfix British Hussars set, but a really rubbish quality casting. Maybe they are cheap knock-offs?
Thanks Noel. That really made my day….
Anyway. Yes I am trying to keep on top of it. I took a break for a while and it got old surprisingly quickly! Over the Summer I updated the main Directory, and I’m now having a go at the ‘period’ tabs!
I was going to reply but find that Connard Sage has already said everything that needed to be said!
Etranger – or, legend in his own lunchbreak…
I have a shed at the bottom of my garden that I use for painting and stuff. It has heat and lighting so I can use it all year round.
I live in SE England – the warmest part of Britain!
I suspect that the people who have mentioned the ’28mm is easier to photograph’ aspect have pretty much hit the nail on the head.
I remember once, years ago, reading an article about putting on some horse and musket battle or other. The figures they were using were 6mm but the photos were mostly of 28mm figures! Just for illustrative purposes…02/10/2017 at 08:31 in reply to: Shiny swords, dull swords and other metallic items #72937
Well, having worked with modern steel on car restorations, and a bit of reproduction armour making, this is what I think….
Since the end of the Bronze Age, all edged weaponry has used steel. Before industrial processes were developed in the late 19th Century, steel was difficult and expensive to produce. The thing that all steel does, irrespective of its quality or how it was made, is rust.
Rust is the big enemy of steel. So you have to protect it by sealing the surface against contact with air. Paint can do this very effectively , which is why your car is painted in a nice shiny colour! This is not so useful for an edged weapon which needs regular sharpening to maintain its effectiveness. The answer here is regular polishing and oiling.
So any steel weapon that receives any basic maintenance is going to be at least a bit more shiny than flat grey steel. How shiny, you ask? Depends on the enthusiasm of the user’s servant…
As far as a shorter working week and less spending power goes, Patrice is right. Most people really don’t have that choice. Especially in my neck of the woods. Housing is so MASSIVELY expensive that a 25% reduction in income would make half the population homeless!
I expect I wouldn’t have much time for this economist feller. I’ve always been suspicious of people who try to tell everyone how they should lead their lives…
I have used oven cleaner on old Airfix plastics, in the past. Seemed to work well enough.
Squirt oven cleaner all over the figures, leave to marinate for 24 hours, then scrub with an old toothbrush under a running tap.
Can’t remember what brand I used, just the first thing I saw in Tesco…
Lovely job. You can never have too many Dark Age warriors!
That sounds a bit good!
I’m lucky enough to see a Spitfire quite often as my work takes me to Biggin Hill on a regular basis. There is a Spitfire that has been adapted into a two seater and takes paying passengers. It is pricey, mind. About two and a half grand for a twenty minute flight! The sound of the engine is just magnificent!
No wonder Mr Dewhurst doesn’t know what he’s doing. When I was a kid it was a butcher’s shop, not a haberdashery! Poor bloke must be very confused….
Very cramped looking everything! And that recoil just beside your right ear looks a bit un-nerving!
Looking good! I’ll add you to my Manufacturers Directory!
Good stuff! I much prefer a battalion to have a decent number of figures.
I tend to buy stuff direct from the manufacturer where possible. Most scenery and other odd bits and bobs I get at shows.
Ahh. Thanks for the link. Seems like they are still active and it is just the website that is gone!
Thanks for the update, Ian. I’ll keep an eye out for further news!
Lovely figures and you’ve done an excellent job on them!
Guy, I’ve frequently looked at these figures and wanted to buy some. But I have found a good reason not to……heraldry!
Very interesting. It would seem logical for men to live together and fight together.
I’ve read several collections of letters, diaries etc. It seems to be a feature of the age that friends were rarely mentioned, from what I remember. Lots of accounts along the lines of ‘we marched from here to there’, ‘we saw the French over there’, ‘the locals in this town were very hospitable/ripped us off’, and similar!
Mind you, it’s been a while since I read them…