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by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contacting manufacturers
Replies: 15
Views: 7281

Dear Duke, N.B. Please tell me its sun drenched and blisteringly hot in Oz 8) Not "blisteringly hot" dashing, but a lovely sunny day and 27 degrees C. Not bad for Melbourne in the autumn. I do indeed understand your frustration. Certainly annoys me when I'm trying to give people my money yet the in...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contacting manufacturers
Replies: 15
Views: 7281

In an ideal world all reasonable requests and enquiries to a miniatures company should be granted some sort of polite response. At Eureka Miniatures it is company policy, and we endeavour to respond to every email or answer phone message that needs an answer - usually well within 24 hours during wee...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Start of a new project.
Replies: 87
Views: 36971

CoffinDodger wrote:
barr7430 wrote:Actually it IS!

The Ghost is apparently called Miss Cameron... David Imrie knows all about it!
Good looking?

Jim
Serves behind the bar?
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Old Guard
Replies: 23
Views: 11694

They are very nice... Vitrix I'm assuming?
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Start of a new project.
Replies: 87
Views: 36971

Chaps, just took a detour from Stonehaven via Lundin Links to check out the venue with David Imrie. I am delighted to report : 1. Bedrooms - extremely excellent value for money and would probably carry a charge of £90-£120 south of Birmingham 2. Our playing room - VERY large, bright and spacious 3....
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Russian Brigade Commander
Replies: 5
Views: 2965

Fabulous!
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Perry Plastic french Dragoons
Replies: 4
Views: 2945

Sounds excellent Clarence. I am looking forward to seeing the results. Surely someone will do plastic Chasseurs? I often think the poor old French Chasseurs à Cheval get a bit neglected behind their more glamorous, but less numerous - pelisse wearing/helmet sporting/lance touting - cousins. Failing ...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Perry Plastic french Dragoons
Replies: 4
Views: 2945

...and what are you going to do with them?
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Napoleon OR Black Powder OR R2E OR Lasalle?
Replies: 52
Views: 20731

Yes - it's often been said I do go on a bit... :oops:


One other thing in favour of army lists - or at least basic ones. They do at least help beginners / youngsters get started. Just so long as they are made to realise the lists are not meant to be 'The Gospel according to Barry' :D
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Napoleon OR Black Powder OR R2E OR Lasalle?
Replies: 52
Views: 20731

Barry – I’ve noticed you referring to the success of Lasalle in Australia (in comparison to RtE) a couple of times now. Now I’m not sure what impression Nic Robson has given you (or any other contacts you might have in Oz), but I think I should put a couple of things in context (before you assume th...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: For want of superlatives.....
Replies: 11
Views: 4388

Lovely stuff Barry! Breathtaking in fact. As an aside on the quality (or lack there-of) of some British cavalry regiments in Belgium in 1815: a view I've always leaned towards is that while a few, like the Greys and the 1st Dragoon Guards, had almost no combat experience whatsoever - and the "drille...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nafziger
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Yes - a very gracious and generous gesture by Mr Nafziger.

I've worn my printer out these last 24 hours mining this superb resource.
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Varnis and bases
Replies: 18
Views: 10736

dab wrote:I have used most matt varnish( including Winsor & Newton - Acrylic Matt varnish) over many years (30)and they have all gone yellow ( stick out over white areas) after time.
Doesn't bode well for my Austrians then... :(

Ah well - they'll just have to look dustier.
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Varnis and bases
Replies: 18
Views: 10736

Sorry Barry - I wasn't trying to cause alarm. :) Just an idle question. One of those unknowns I worry about sometimes - especially as I tend to use a standard hardware store brand. I suppose I was wondering if people with miniatures they painted - say - more than five years ago had any words of warn...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:02 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Varnis and bases
Replies: 18
Views: 10736

I was wondering - Has anyone had any issues with particular varnish brands (or types) yellowing? Is the W&N stuff mentioned above one of those brands which specifically don't yellow?

Cheers - John