Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Sunday, 24 April 2016


I was in the process of building a dragon and then... Well, let's say there was an issue with the drill bit. 

And under my thumbnail. To cut a long story short, the drill bit is broken which means I can't finish pinning the dragon. 

So onto other construction matters. 

First, the dungeon. The rules are coming on nicely as are the tiles. A couple of more rooms and we'll be ready to paint. 

The other thing is having a castle. Every wargamer should have a castle. The problem, of course, is always coat. The new Renedra castle is lovely but - dear lord - the cost!

Allow me to present the Simba castle playset, available from Debenhams. 

How does it look? 

This is less than a quarter of the whole castle. A QUARTER. 

You can see the nice stone texture, so I imagine it will paint up very easily. The plastic has taken plastic glue very well and the scale is spot on:

It's obviously lacking a touch of detail on the inside but considering I got it for less than £20 how on earth can I complain?

More progress on these next week, I hope. 


  1. I can't believe that, just ordered one myself off the back of this post!

    1. You won't be disappointed. I'm torn as to how much work to do on mine, as with a lick of paint it's more or less ready to use right out of the box.

    2. I had a quick good of Simba Castles and there are some great examples of washes and matt spray.

    3. That was meant to say Google!