Thursday, 28 June 2012

Block House and Palisades

Here are some pictures of the Block House that i have asked Martin at to make for me. Along with the Block House i have got him to do some Palisades, Cabins and also snake rail fences.

I think it looks great and have said to Martin that he can put the design into production so it is available to other.

I shall be picking it up next week and i will get some pics of it with figures for scale.

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Sunday, 24 June 2012

FIW Miniatures Comparison

Nick from North Star sent me a sample of the North Star Musket and Tomahawk Figures so i thought i would do a comparison picture of the figures that i have currently. Not the best picture as it's on the iphone but you still get the purpose of it.

Most of my figures are Galloping Major and Redoubt. The M&T figure compares great with these. I just have loads of Conquest and Crusader that i can't do much with.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Trees and dogs and bears oh my!!!

Some small terrain additions that i have been working on. I hope to have my first set of Rangers done soon as well.

After seeing the great "How to" by Architects of War on how to make a small wood. I wanted to do the same for my FIW Project. I thought it would be the easiest way to show Birch Trees. The clump foliage probably doesn't do the best job for Birch tree leaves but im not too fussed about that i still like it. Going make a few more of them and also some individual cd based trees.

How To

My effort with some unfinished Galloping Major Rangers for scale.

Base is some wood floor laminate that i had left over and have been in the shed for a few years now. Expensive but not going to get used.

Trunks are 8mm dowel. I drilled holes to fit the dowel and glued them as well.

Leaves are polystyrene and clump foliage.

Some logs to play a game of hide and seek.

Some Dogs who love French meat and a big bear who would love anyone to come close to them.

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New Blog Please Follow

Thought i would a new blog that i can update on my French and Indian War project and any future ones.

The name "The Camlachie Wolfe" was picked due to one of the many history lessons from my father about the area of Glasgow that i grew up in. In one of these conversation i mentioned my FIW Project and more so my admiration for Wolfe. My dad then goes on to tell me that he stayed in Camlachie which is the name for the old weaving village that is now Barrowfield and Parkhead in Glasgow where i grew up. Eh was my first response, this guy is having is having a laugh or is drunk. As always the old man was right and i was again shown i shouldn't have doubted him. 

It seems that Wolfe was billeted in the Camlachie Mansion in 1749 when Lord George Sackville's regiment arrived under the command of its Lieutenant-Colonel, James Wolfe. He fell to the lot of Mr. Orr, who assigned to him, as quarters, the Camlachie mansion. Wolfe was then only twenty-two, but had seen much service in Flanders, having entered the army at the early age of fifteen, under his father, a Veteran General, and only three years before his arrival in Glasgow, had been at Culloden. A number of Wolfe's letters are preserved, written from this queer old house in Camlachie. In one of these to an intimate brother officer, dated 2nd April, 1749, Wolfe delivers himself of the following piece of high-treason, - "The women here (Glasgow), are coarse, cold, and cunning, for ever inquiring after men's circumstances. They make that the standard of their good breeding. You may imagine it would not be difficult for me to be pretty well received here if I took pains, having some of the advantages necessary to recommend me to their favour . . ."

So that explains the name. Im away to try and take pictures of what i have done so far. Feel free to follow the blog.


Article about the house.

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