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  • in reply to: Recovering The Mojo – My SYW Prussians #147325
    willz
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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

    in reply to: Recovering The Mojo – My SYW Prussians #147157
    willz
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    Wonderful, keep them coming.  I am so tempted to do 15mm SYW but I have a shed load of 20 – 30mm SYW to paint.

    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #147106
    willz
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    Way too tidy work bench Mike are you sicking from something.

    in reply to: Preparations for war at Piggy Longton 1471 #147016
    willz
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    A wonderful selection of lovely painted figures and a good yarn, thanks for sharing Norm.

    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #146927
    willz
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    Hot off the work bench.

    La Reine regiment in waistcoat order Spencer Smith plastic figures

     

    The unpainted figure is what the figures started out looking like before a bit of carving.

    in reply to: Star Trek Lower Decks #146783
    willz
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    I am currently watching the original series, excellent stuff.  Never heard of Star trek lower decks.

    in reply to: January 1983 #146630
    willz
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    Having played with Airfix toy soldiers from 8 years old then around 1971 – 72 a friend from school Kim Watts inviting me to the school wargame club and then picking up Donald Featherstones “wargame books”, Terrance Wise “Introduction to Battle Gaming” and Charles Grant “The Wargame” all picked up from Ipswich library got me into this wonderful hobby.  Still going strong nearly 50  years later.

    in reply to: Recovering The Mojo – My SYW Prussians #146616
    willz
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    A wonderful selection of fine looking figures.

    in reply to: 28mm Kitbashed Arab cavalry #146615
    willz
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    Lovely looking figures and brilliantly painted, thanks for sharing.

    in reply to: Anglo Danish Huscarls/Fyrd Unit 1 #146510
    willz
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    Beautiful painting and lovely figures, thanks for sharing.

    in reply to: Sers/Diericke Fusiliers. #146398
    willz
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    An excellent display of wonderful painting, thanks for sharing.

    in reply to: WANTED: Heller 1/100 Mystere IV #146308
    willz
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    in reply to: Margraf Phillip Cuirassiers. #146159
    willz
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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

    in reply to: My 20mm ACW forces #145947
    willz
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    More excellent painting, thanks for sharing Fairoaks.  Fantastic inspiration.

    willz
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    Thanks for the post JJ, the Wife and I had a pleasant couple of days in Tewkesbury a few years ago.  Well worth for visit for the War of the Roses fan.  The Tewkesbury battlefield society produce an excellent book on the banners of the battle.

    The Street Banners of Tewkesbury’ price-£12.99  is now in its third edition and was compiled in response to public interest in the banners and the people they represent. Over 160 coats of arms attributed to notable people involved in the battle have been brought together in this book, each accompanied by a brief biography. This third edition now includes a ‘Rough Guide to Heraldry and its Terms’ giving a simple explanation of how a coat of arms is compiled.  All arms are in full colour, and spread over 220 page

    Alternatively we can post copies to any UK address for £14.99, including postage and packing. Please send your address, order and cheque (payable to The Tewkesbury Battlefield Society) to PO Box 147, Tewkesbury. GL20 9A

    Merchandise

    willz
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    In my 20s – 30’s I spent a lot of time at sea with nothing to spend my money on, when ashore I could spend my money on toy soldiers or beer so I bought wargaming items I wanted.  Fast forward to 2020 and I am lucky to have excess wargaming items I have been selling over the past few years, so these have been financing my wargaming related purchases.

    Now I only buy wargaming items for 25mm medieval, 18mm and 28mm 18th century figures, board games, terrain.  This is because I am downsizing  my unwanted but not unloved wargame items, if I don’t game with wargame items for 2 years I sell it.

    so my budget is only limited to what is in my paypal account after ebay sale (oh and after the Wife has taken her percentage).

    in reply to: My 20mm ACW forces #145806
    willz
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    Once again beautiful figures Fairoaks, I am having to fight the temptation not to do 20mm ACW.  I have a few hundred 30mm ACW in the waiting box, thanks for sharing.

    in reply to: My 20mm ACW forces #145791
    willz
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    Caesar are also made out of a softer plastic and seem to hold their paint – i HAVE varnished them, because I was doing so to all my plastics, and have not had the stickiness issue. Out of interest what varnish are you using? I use Ronseal Yacht Varnish and then dull it down with Testors. edit – maybe we should start a new thread rather than Hijack the very nice ACW thread?

    I use daler Rowney Matt acrylic varnish, I still buy and paint Caesar figures I just don’t varnish them.  Tried oil paints and enamels both still go gloss after a matt varnish, weird.

     

    in reply to: My 20mm ACW forces #145771
    willz
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    I matt varnish all my plastic figures with one exception Caesar Miniatures, for some reason when I have varnished them after a few months the go gloss, most annoying   I wash my figures with PVA glue and when dry I spray my plastic figures with grey car primmer , then paint, when dry matt varnish.  Every time with Caesar Miniatures they turn to gloss??????

    Anyone else have this problem.

    in reply to: Building and painting PSC’s Sdkfz 231s #145725
    willz
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    Thanks for sharing, enjoyable watch.

    in reply to: My 20mm ACW forces #145658
    willz
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    More excellent ACW, thanks for sharing Fairoaks.

    in reply to: Postage Rates! #145446
    willz
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    In the not to distant future “postage rates” will be a thing of the past, we will be getting our wargame items (and other household items) via 3D colour printing.  Just like Star trek, imagine a 28mm medieval army printed and coloured overnight or probably in minutes as technology advances.

    in reply to: Postage Rates! #145403
    willz
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    postage price is subjective.

    It’s a specific amount of money. How can that be regarded as “subjective”? All the best, John.

    Subjective = based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions.  Postage can be at different prices thus its all about personal feelings or tastes.

    in reply to: Postage Rates! #145333
    willz
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    postage price is subjective.  Packing and postage are a subject close to my heart, I sell unwanted but not unloved wargame items on ebay (down sizing my wargame collection).  I charge packing and postage of £4. 50p for a small / medium parcel 2nd class tracked and signed for, up to a weight of 2 kilo’s and combine postage cost’s at 50p an extra item, this is all dependent on size and weight.  Parcels up to 5 kilo’s again up to a certain size can be posted for £9.99 2nd class tracked and signed for.  I have had potential none buyers on ebay e-mail moaning that £4.50p is too expensive and don’t want to pay for tracking or signature, .  Though I believe 10% packing and postage from a commercial business is a reasonable amount to ask.  In your case the company is being unfair and I would not use them again.

    I sold a large terrain item last week on ebay with a quoted packing and postage price of £10, he was happy and won the auction, when I posted it at the Post Office the price was £7 so I refunded the buyer £3.  The buyer was very happy and is keen to buy further terrain items from me, it all about good and fair relationships between seller and buyer.  When I buy an item and have to pay postage I want it to be a fair price and the same rules apply when selling items.

    I just would not use the firm again, very poor buyer / seller relationship.  Ditto with Les name and shame.

    in reply to: Big Static Mats #145299
    willz
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    I won’t be buying one of their mats Mike but at least you got a refund.

    in reply to: War of the Spanish Succession 18mm Wofun Games. #145262
    willz
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    I want to game with my WSS Wofun figures but have not got the table at the moment.
    So here are a few snaps of them.  The British have not unfurled their flags, I have not done them yet.
    I bought 25 15mm trees for £12 the other day and made up some wooded areas, based on table coasters.

     

    The Wofun cannons are made of MDF and I think they looked to thick on the gun carriages and wheels, so I cut down the centre of both and made
    the cannons slimmer.  Then I added a cannon barrel from Cornwall models.
    Repainted and based.

     

    This is from the Wofun web site to show the gun carriages.

    in reply to: Is This A Proto Dalek? #145219
    willz
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    I can’t help thinking that a shovel under the wheels or a sharp stick to puncture the wheels would solve his problem.

    in reply to: Big Static Mats #145218
    willz
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    Cheers Mike.

    in reply to: Big Static Mats #145207
    willz
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    found one!

    Dis the dirt Mike, or should I say grass.

    willz
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    Beautiful, most impressive.

    in reply to: New from Wofun Miniatures French Indian War #145092
    willz
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    This:

    Can’t find those on the website

    They are on their facebook page, I think they will be on their web site later this week.

    in reply to: New from Wofun Miniatures French Indian War #145085
    willz
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    I like Wofun miniatures but I find some of their ranges strange to look at

    These are an example I just don’t like the style but that’s down to personal taste, I like the Peter Dennis one best.

    in reply to: New from Wofun Miniatures French Indian War #145072
    willz
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    Have they really done all the French left handed? A strange decision if so

    Well spotted that man, did not spot that.  That does look a difficult way to shoot a musket.

    in reply to: New from Wofun Miniatures French Indian War #145039
    willz
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    Glad I do not Facebook! Hmmm ?!?

    Its a public access one Andrew so you can droll over the pictures.

    willz
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    Thanks for sharing a dam fine AAR.

    in reply to: All at Sea – HMS Revenge #145007
    willz
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    Vey nice, “hearts of oak”.

    in reply to: Malalai of Maiwand Vignette #144978
    willz
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    V-nice.

    in reply to: You can’t take it with you. #144960
    willz
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    This link is form one of the chaps over on the “Fife and Drum forum”  in response to me asking about what to do with your collections and I thought we had a niche hobby.

    in reply to: You can’t take it with you. #144957
    willz
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    in reply to: You can’t take it with you. #144955
    willz
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