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

Monday 29 September 2014

And so it begins...

This will, eventually, become a diorama of a section of men from the Prince of Wales Own Volunteers in Deepest Africa coming face to face with the past.

The basic construction is quite simple, as you can see; a DVD base with blue foam carved into rock. Some filler will be added for texture.

The most valuable lesson I've learned over the years is to plan your composition before you start sticking anything down.

More to follow; next steps are undercoating the miniatures and sticking some foliage down - awaiting delivery of some aquarium plants from ebay.

A beginning is a very delicate time...

Hello there.

I've been wargaming and painting since I was 14, on and off. I even worked for a wargames company for a while developing game lines and writing rules sets.

Now I'm settling in to middle-age with fairly bad grace; with the advents of kids, wife and a time-consuming job - like seemingly everyone else with a wargames blog I'm a teacher - and I don;t really have the time to organise games. Especially seeing as most of my gaming group have drifted away over the years.

But I'm determined to, at the very least, get back in to some painting. This blog is a possibly misguided attempt to keep my mojo flowing. If you like anything you see, please leave some feedback to help me stay motivated.

First off the blocks will be some Victorian SF.