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by subedai
Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Army Painter Quickshade
Replies: 18
Views: 17539

I like them and will be interested in the outcome of your 'experiment'. My philosophy has always been if it looks good enough at arms length, why bother painting any more detail? After all, it won't be seen in amongst all the other stuff. A lot of reasonably well painted figures on a table with dece...
by subedai
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:48 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: New Pics of the battery
Replies: 3
Views: 3174

It's looking good, and with the rest of it in place it's probably going to look even more impressive.
by subedai
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Making terrain boards
Replies: 6
Views: 4753

I don't know if this helps or if I'm too late but the builders merchants/home improvement chain of Wickes stores sells the right stuff. I was wandering through the local aircraft hanger of a store the other week and noticed it. I also checked the prices for an 8x4 board -for future reference- and re...
by subedai
Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Barry's Article in Battlegames
Replies: 1
Views: 2358

Years ago, I found that the main cause of warping was the ready-mixed Tetrion because there is so much liquid in it. For anything smaller than 15mm I paint on wood glue straight form the bottle and then dip the bases in sand. For 15 and 25mm I would recommend the tubes of ready mixed filler obtainab...
by subedai
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: too funny not to share!
Replies: 8
Views: 5158

A little piece of historical comparison

I only came across your piece about forces humour today; very funny. I found this one the other day about the comparison between various types of small arms. It made me chuckle. Hopefully it will do the same for you. I found it on the www.historicalwargaming.com website. I hope they don't mind that ...
by subedai
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making standards
Replies: 1
Views: 1869

Making standards

While I was at Derby the other week I got chatting to the lads from the Border Riever Group. Now for years I have been an admirer of the LoA standards. I have read the articles on construction -including Mrs Hilton's comments- but was never sure where to get the material from, so I have left it and ...
by subedai
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Matt Varnish
Replies: 8
Views: 4250

If anyone is interested, for years I have been using two coats of water based matt or gloss varnish easily available from anywhere such as Homebase or B & Q etc. Each of these is dry within a few minutes and then followed with a good coating of Daler-Rowney soluble matt varnish, available from any a...
by subedai
Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: relative standard sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 4441

ECW standards

Roy, According to the Osprey New Model Army book by Stuart Asquith it says that the infantry standards were usually 6' 6'' square and each of the 10 companies carried one, normally all together in front of the unit. Cavalry had much smaller standards, 2' square, one usaully carried by each of the re...