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  • The Young British Soldier By Rudyard Kipling
    was a Hawker Hurricane This too although smaller than the Liberator Obviously has exactly the same standard of detail and proportion that the Liberator has and with no exception Last but not least was what I think is an Albatross sorry TD if this is not the case I was just given a packet and a list and not being particularly well up on WWI aircraft I m not quite sure Blame John He ll not mind Anyway The plane came in three pieces top wing lower wing and main fuselage and the undercarriage Once this had been cleaned and prepared it was sticking time but more on that in a while The detail of all three pieces was nice I particularly like the pilots head sticking out of the fuselage this was also like the plane proportioned but I must admit I didn t get the magnifying glass out to see if the facial details were their that would I think be going a bit far especially at this scale Again a nice model The undercarriage detail is nice with the tyres on the wheels being easy to distinguish and I feel this should if not all of them should be nice to paint Flash Not a lot and same goes for mould lines their was a little bit of cleaning to do on the Albatross before it could be glued together but this was to mainly make sure of a nice fit and gluing surface Cleanup didn t take long at all Painting This was to say the least fun I am used to bigger aircraft when it comes down to painting but you can get just as good results from these if you take your time I did get a little carried away with the Liberator and

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/March04/TumblingDice.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • The Young British Soldier By Rudyard Kipling
    the model can be used in various scales so it would be a very worthwhile item to have at your disposal The last Item is the blatted statue The first thing I noticed was a pile of rubble near to the statues base which was made up of bricks and I had to ask myself the question where did that come from as the rest of the model seems to represent stone so it did look a little out of place The next thing I noticed was the lack of detail when viewing the item from the side no mortar stone lines are evident The statue well all I could discern from that was a toga dress And what looks like an arm that has been blown off the main statue I also couldn t make out any facial or head detail for that matter which I felt was a pity Continuing with the statue itself although the composition is supposed to be of a statue that has been blown down the way it lays upon it s plinth seems to make it look like it has been their all the time and carved out of the plinth rather than being the separate entity that it is supposed to be A great shame really as this could have been a really excellent centre piece to a town square or at a larger scale a garden statue near a bombed out mansion or whatever If the statue had been under cut to make it look more separate from the plinth steps and the detail enhanced some more this item would I feel be of excellent value and it would have improved the piece considerably Again air bubbles were present but these because of the composition could be very easily passed off

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/March04/TheSquare.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • The Young British Soldier By Rudyard Kipling
    I found three trays Each of the trays had the following type recesses cut out Tray one 36 recesses 25mm wide 55mm long and 25mm deep Tray two 36 recesses 25mm wide 50mm long and 60mm deep Tray three 4 recesses 25mm wide 55mm long and 25mm deep plus 16 recesses 55mm wide 65mm long and 25mm deep These are not however the only trays you can get there are 22 different ones to choose from and from what I ve been told by the Manufacturer more are to follow Each of the trays are priced individually and are reasonably priced although this can be had cheaper through buying trays of the same sort Now that s good isn t it About the Company I did put a few specific questions to the guys at figures in comfort and these were soon answered as follows Firstly how long have you been producing these carrying bags and what gave you the initial Idea A We started looking in to it March last year and had a proto type ready for Salute we got good feed back while walking around the show We then went in to production of the Ultimate Storage the larger 8 tray case System July 2003 The Mini went on sale in Jan this year When a bag has been ordered or inserts what is the rough estimated delivery time a customer in say the UK US or Europe A we aim to take under 7 days but as a safe guard for both us and our customer we do have a maximum of 28 days we have managed to get foam to Serbia in 12 days Are you planning further releases aimed at the Wargaming market A Yes I am continuing to design more trays and cases we currently have 28 trays covering 6mm 54mm I intend to increase this to about 35 trays We have 2 more cases in development at the moment both larger The Ultimate plus will hold 12 trays and the Super Ultimate will hold 20 trays Do you intend to expand your range further A we are looking at developing some trays for the model railway hobbyist Do you support customer Ideas in regard to improving your Bags A some of the developments we have made have been from suggestions made from customers many of my friends at local clubs have the cases and foam they feed back all the time Who was the designer and is the designer a gamer or was the designer told of requirements by a Wargamer A I have designed the trays Julian Evans and have been a Wargamer for about 20 years I approached a long term friend Duncan Geddes with the idea he has been in the packaging industry for about 15 years and who now runs a foam factory foam Technics and the rest is history so as you can see we have managed to cover both bases although we are still will to

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/March04/FiC.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • The Young British Soldier By Rudyard Kipling
    called combat chains where through interlocking fighting zones you calculate the number of dice to be rolled in deciding a combat This can become very complicated when you have fighters with special abilities intermingled with a host of minions and when it is the combat zones rather than command or influence areas that designate who is involved in a particular chain The key to winning such combats is the effective placement of individual figures so that you maximise the impact of your ordinary troops or minions as well as the specialist troops or characters known as Heroes Heroes and some Minions have special fighting powers for example Legolas is a deadly marksman able to shoot at speed Aragorn has a berserker ability which makes him fight harder the more enemies that he faces and Hobbits can sneak allowing them to pass through enemy hexes and attack them from behind pretty useful The range of models available is pretty comprehensive covering most of the characters introduced in the films though there are more to come in the future including a Troll and Sauron Each figure comes in a number of forms rated from Common to Ultra Rare This is an element of the collectability part of the game and the rarer the model the stronger it will be and more abilities it will have One of the limitations of the game is that it is confined to hex maps and at the moment there is only one form of map available though I understand that more will be on the market soon Also from a purely visual point of view the two dimensional playing area is boring and I reckon can be improved be terrain pieces based on hex tiles The size of the maps currently available limits the scope of

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/March04/SabretoothLOTR.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • NEW VIKING IMAGES ON
    which although peelable and self adhesive have to be cut out before use The range is quite remarkable and covers a number of conflicts of the C20th The range are a great boon for the wargamer and modeller in general and I can imagine some railway modellers going crazy for the British advertising posters I can also imagine just how the collection of Nazi flags and posters would enhance the

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Feb04/Feb04/TheSquare.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Lancashire Games
    has done himself proud and for collectors and gamers alike the range is second to none Also I love the extras you can get horse and carts etc but my love is lots of German Para s and the Peter Pig range will keep me happy for a long time with all the stuff they do Big Range or small range well you can t moan at this Peter Pigs WW2 range is 425 packs Each pack contains 8 Figures are priced at 1 80 you get Tanks Buildings everything the complete 15mm game is at Peter Pig Oh I hate to say this because the bank account is already stretched to the limit but I might be getting more of these as the Show season begins For Gamers who don t know Peter Pig he is a UK based trader down in Weymouth in Dorset he goes to nearly every show going where ever a show is Peter Pig is there with their range They do Rules as well and produce a cracking web site Been checking it out so you can mail order and pick up at a show if you want i can t praise these 15mm

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Feb04/Feb04/PeterPig.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • NEW VIKING IMAGES ON
    the glories of High Medieval society with the magical connotations of Arthurian legend The full details of the history of Bretonnia is contained in the Warhammer supplement 12 which consists of 80 A4 pages packed with wonderful colour pics of models featured in the new range rule additions heraldry and details of the lore history and mythology of Bretonnia All in all an essential purchase for anyone building up a Bretonnian force The Knights in the range have always been impressive wearing the fully splendour of heraldic accoutrements Of course the cynical wargamer knows that historically the full helm would be reserved for gala days and the tournament the fancy additions being a definite liability in the dirty fighting of the battlefield But in fantasy games anything is possible and there is no denying that these models look really impressive decked out in their full glory The Knights of Bretonnia set 15 consists of eight mounted knights including command figures which as usual can be assembled in a variety of combinations and positions These redesigned models are finer in detail than the original range and far more realistic in appearance and pose The same has to be said of the

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Feb04/Feb04/Bretonnians.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • NEW VIKING IMAGES ON
    head variants have either no hat floppy bush hat or what I call Benny hat Cap comforter I take you are now beginning to see the variety of changes possible just with the heads Also in the additions are two choices of back pack the large 60 odd lb yomping backpack or a smaller light kit backpack there are 4 of each of these in the set Last but not least is a hand held rocket launcher which is very nicely detailed and again very proportionate to the figures Flash Not a lot of flash on the models at all it was Very light as far as this is concerned and no major problems were incurred during the removal Mould lines were slightly present but again not major problems to remove Painting The heads of the figures needed to be chosen and attached to the figures first as did my choice of kit bags The heads do have a long neck which does need to be trimmed down with a good pair of metal cutters and then leveled with either a modelling scalpel or a good file Gluing can be a little tricky and care taken I found normal superglue a pain so I decided to try a different approach and used a superglue gel this worked much better and was also used to attach the kitbags where required Painting was easy at first but with successive build up of the DP it got a little disorienting this is something I like to take my time on as I feel that if you rush this type of Cammo you can spoil the overall looks Faces and facial detail is of a good quality and pretty well cut as are the hands of the figures some designers don t put much

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Feb04/Feb04/Brooks.htm (2016-02-16)
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