Big Boys

A nice day was had bumbling around our local ‘big town’ Barnstaple today and the Mrs and I took our weekly pilgrimage to the finest discount shop B&M. Most of the time it’s fairly slim pickings in the toy section but today that was definitely not the case! 76 pieces for £5, sure there’s two […]

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Buried Treasure!

My Aunt and Uncle sent me a package this week. I enjoyed looking at the box quite a bit, but I wasn’t ready for what was inside: I let out a childhood squee when I saw the sort of thing that I enviously see in the possession of the Man of Tin. I formed piles […]

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Ghost Legions

Let’s categorise this under ‘bizarre’. So every once in a while I find myself picking up a box of 1/72 plastic figures, Airfix, Italeri, Hat, the usual culprits, and I seem to have amassed a rather large collection over the years. This probably stems from an unhealthy obsession as a child for our little plastic […]

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Discount Burma Bunker Busting

Emerging from the hobby sofa are some discount Chinese Nationalists. These Matchbox Afrikacorps copies… made in China now somewhat ironically masquerading as the German equipped Chinese Nationalists in Burma. I decided to face them off against the Japanese from the previous post with some fastplay WW2 skirmish rules I cooked up. I set the Japanese […]

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Expensive Paints on Cheap Figures

Citadel’s Contrast range of paints were touted as a miracle product upon release. People soon realised they were better at some things than others, and now for many painters I know the old pots of standard acrylic are out, and the contrast range is used as support to gain certain effects rather than the paint […]

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Instant WW2 Developments

Those poor American Airfix Marines seemed to be lacking a bit of Anti-Infantry punch when facing the Germans despite their victory. This is down to the fact that while the German’s are festooned with machine guns, the Americans are only carrying two, their other two heavy weapons are Bazookas so until I include tanks in […]

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Instant WW2

I fancied a tinker with Donald Featherstone’s Close Little Wars with my WW2 Airfix figures, but alas I had no suitable scenery… so with a couple of cans of spray paint, some newspaper, sticky tape and wooden building blocks I churned out the following: A nice crossroads to do bloody battle on! The sides were […]

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Toysoldierholics Anonymous

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 […]

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Disneyland Paris

It rained a lot and the food was pricey. And the defensive capabilities of their fortifications are severely lacking. The do have dragons though. And ‘Its a Small World’ has some examples of boys in red. A frontier fort yielded some good scenes of the Old West. And I did manage to find a tub […]

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Battle Squadron!

I’m hoping to play a larger game of Deathzap at some point this bank holiday weekend, but since we were rather busy today I only had time for some maintenance. A trip to Tesco garnered some Tupperware containers to store my Deathzap forces in which will save me digging around in the big box I […]

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