Airfix

18 Jun 19
A Year of Aviation Illustration & Art

A painting by the remarkable Roy Cross (later well known for his Airfix kit box art) of the English Electric P-1B, later developed into the Lightning fighter, and advertising the Rolls Royce Avon engine. (Linguistically the text is also an example of words concatenating over time. Then ‘turbo jet’, now ‘turbojet’.) Used as a magazine […]

17 Jun 19
Butterflies, Birds and Battles

‘A damn near run thing’ and it could almost have been as I came off the Brussels bypass at the wrong exit on the drive from the ferry and then I got super stressed as I ended up somewhere to the west of the battlefield. Getting back on track took a bit of time and […]

17 Jun 19
Wave eStore

Airfix Eighth Air Force: Boeing B-17G & Bomber Re-supply Set 1:72: The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Eighth Air Force was created during World War II to support the Allied invasion of German occupied Europe by flying day-time strategic bombing missions from bases in Eastern England By late 1944 the Eighth Air Force’s air […]

16 Jun 19
The Law Pantry

Introduction Different rights and privileges are afforded to those of different employment statuses. The courts have developed tests to determine employment status especially in respect of “employees” and “independent contractors” (IEs); however, they have failed to provide definitive guidance. This essay shall establish the latter proposition through firstly outlining the basis of the tests then […]

16 Jun 19
Flying the Camel

In order to adapt the Angel Interceptor to earth based operation it needs wheels rather than skids First step I have fashioned main wheel bay covers from rotor blades out of the spares box. These also serve as templates to cut out the bays themselves Some undercarriage legs (I think these came from an Italeri […]

16 Jun 19
Deathzap

My names Chris and I’m a toysoldierholic. Popped into the local discount shop on the way home from church today, and they had in some great looking bags of cheap figures… so naturally I bought four… The first bag had green Airfix Afrika Korps copies in and a few Matchbox Germans. The second was mostly […]

16 Jun 19
Da's Boat

There’s been a good bit more progress on the Airfix Blenheim, one engine is now built with the other part way through. The engines build up to look very nice through the cowling, and look quite bulky on when fitted to the plane. I fitted the front glazing too, which was quite a daunting prospect […]

16 Jun 19
The Busy Bookshelf

As things begin to return to somewhat normality in what has been a rather bizarre month, a few trips to the park in rare moments of sunshine in what is supposed to be early summer in Bournemouth has led me to the end of the second of Adrian Albert Mole’s epistles. Perhaps it’s my somewhat […]

16 Jun 19
A Bushy Bearded Blog

Welcome to blog number 1, where this endeavour begins with the simple aims of sharing my wargaming experiences, reaching out to a wider audience and to enjoy the fun of writing about my hobby along the way. As a description of myself, I have been wargaming since 1998 when my older sister’s friend, Chris, invited […]

15 Jun 19
Butterflies, Birds and Battles

The 204th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo is upon us in a couple of days and realising this got me thinking about 2 things: The importance of this battle in kicking off my interest in Military History and my first visit to the Battlefield in Aug 2015, some 40 years after first reading about […]

15 Jun 19
Pound Store Plastic Warriors

Crossposted from my Man of TIN blog https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/close-wars-simplified/ A blog post all about American gaming librarian Jen B using simplified Featherstone rules with simple plastic 54mm figures to attract young or new entrants to the figure gaming hobby: Photo by Jen B of her D-Day 75 simple drop-in library game. Blog posted by Mark Man […]

15 Jun 19
Man of Tin blog

Jen’s Normandy 75th Anniversary Game in her library. (Image: Jen B.) I wish my local Library had looked a bit more like this photo by Jen when I was a child. (What was going on in the inside of my head looked like this!) My lovely local library was a busy but quiet place, a […]

12 Jun 19
Flying the Camel

The Interceptor kit that started this build group was a kind of accidental buy. I had intended one to provide decals for the Gnat build, but bid on two at the same time at a lower price than the premiums they are currently going for in the hope of picking up a bargain and won […]

11 Jun 19
Si's Soldiers

TABLETOP GAMING We’ve been running an after school club for year 3 & 4 pupils now for several years, as you can see, our club revolves around construction kits, painting figures and now mainly the tabletop gaming aspect of the hobby.  A quick scan through this blog will show you the many areas of the […]