So in general reaction to Turing’s Tinboys has been two things: 1. Nice Idea! 2. Why the hell did you choose to build so many of those Automaton figures? While I welcome both reactions, the second has become more relevant as time has gone on. For my first 5 “Challenging” models, I had decided to […]Read more "The Turing Test – How to Pin an Automaton"
Firstly let’s start with explaining what Oil Washes are and why they’re suddenly such a hot topic. Oil washes are generally created by mixing artists Oil paints with distilled white spirits or Turps (as it was called in my day!). They are popular because Oils are very easy to work with and offer […]Read more "Weathering vehicles, Getting Started with Oil Washes & Filters"
I was off on holiday over the recent school break in the UK and having been a bit frustrated with the paucity of my K47 hobby output I decided to set myself a challenge. I’ve had a planned Desert Raiding force for my US rangers for some time now. My vision was for a force […]Read more "Painting an Army in three days.."
Resin is a very popular casting material due to it’s lightness and capacity for holding sharp and fine details. In recent years many manufacturers have moved from resin to plastics or a hybrid of plastic and resin to create their models. There are, however, a great many very good resin kits available on […]Read more "Soviet Steel – First Steps with Resin Vehicles"
I had to wait until after Christmas before I could get some more toys for my Soviet Army. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when a box of Soviet bits arrived this weekend. I’ve been waiting for the Cossack for some time. Given the paucity of options in the armoured car slot […]Read more "Soviet Steel – Magnetising the Cossack Light Walker."
There is a simple theory: Those who can’t, Teach. With this in mind to distract myself from the #streakofshame (17 games and counting) I seized an opportunity to help introduce a new player to K47. To assist me in this I enlisted John Perkins who was itching to try out his new French force. Facing […]Read more "Those Who Can’t; Teach – Introducing New Players to K47"
When I was younger I thought that I had a good knowledge of the Second World War. It was only when I started playing the PC game Warthunder (other pc ww2 action sim games are available) I realised that all my knowledge centred around the popular theatres and was predominantly focused around the British and […]Read more "Soviet Steel – The SU-76"