Friday, 24 September 2021

Cheap Paint - Nearly One Year On

In January this year I began using more and more craft paints.  They have some clear advantages and a few disadvantages but, used with these in mind, they offer lots of useful results.  Here's what I've found so far.

Friday, 10 September 2021

15 mm Early Medieval Polish Knights (Essex)

This post features something a little different: rebasing & reworked figures.  Normally I don't do either but since my work on my Wars of the Roses archers in January I've become more open to all sorts of rework.

These two bases (units in Art de la Guerre speak) are intended for my Feudal Russian army.   The ADLG list contains just two units of Polish Knights.  This is handy as I have quite a few spare from the days when I played DBMM and built a Polish/Lithuanian army with all the options.

Monday, 6 September 2021

15 mm Medieval Russian Levy (Fighting15s)

These two bases (units in Art de la Guerre speak) mark the last of the core infantry for the medieval Russian army I'm working on.  After this I've only some cavalry to do.

They are from two packs of FE031 Peasants with pole weapons from Ian at Fighting 15s.  Ian has re-moulded these excellent, late period, Josef Ochmann sculpts and the detail is incredible.  I don't often get the chance to paint eyelids!

Saturday, 28 August 2021

Buying Online: Some Tips

We all buy things online.  In recent years buying online has become the only way we can buy certain hobby items.

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Setting up an e-commerce web site is now very easy.  There are lots of "boiler plate" solutions out there.  So much so that every man and his dog seems to have a shopping cart.  However easy it is to get started, running a website well and complying with all the UK regulations is a different matter

Regular readers will know that I used to run an online business selling toy soldiers until I retired earlier this year after nearly twenty years.  So what follows is somewhat of a whinge based on my background knowledge and my recent buying experiences as a regular punter.

If you don't want to read a critical article stop now.  However I always use the issues below to assess whether a business is being run properly and safe to buy from.