Mittwoch, 25. Dezember 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you my friends. I wish you all a big bag of goodies from Mr. Santa and some time to relax with family, friends and hobby.

And to you Peter a big piece of vlaai....

(Vlaai is some kind of Belgian Secret Weapon)

Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2013

News from the front

Over the last weeks I did not really find the time to do something for the hobby.
As work consumes more and more time (it is the business season if you work like me in a shop) my trusty lead and plastic friends were busy collecting dust. But back to the trenches.
So what have I done lately. Today I came back from my caster and mouldmaking friend Andy of Hagen Minis. With me some conversions he made mould for me and some goodies from some future range he will hopefully stock. Pics of them after assembly I hope within a few days so stay tuned. Amongs them are a group of really nice medieval assasins. Well more like the guy from Assasins Creed video game. Three different and all are really great. The two Gladiators carrying wooden block for training. Just like fron the Spartacus Series and a (wohooooo tataaaaa) a box of vintage Atlantic Romans. The Gladiators and Cristians Mini Box in all it's glory. These sold for 1 Deutsche Mark when I was a kid. When I grew up I sold my collection for some warhammer models. Now these are really difficult to find.
last but not least are a box of revell imperial Artillery for the Thirty years war and a medieval executioner leaning menancely on his axe.

Sonntag, 1. Dezember 2013


In my last post I showed some masters of 20mm Mexicans.
I must say that these are not for comercial use. I planned to do this but as these are like the Mexicans from Steve Weston Toys and did not want to sell replicas even if they are from a totally different scale.
The next bunch of master models is in the making but with totally differen poses. So there will be no problems with copyright of any kind. And these will then be available through Hagen Minis

Dienstag, 19. November 2013

Coal Ridge Models

Hohohooooo finally I took the step in producing my own models.
With a little help from my friends of Hagen Miniatures
I will hopefully have my models up in their shop before chrismas time.
At the moment they are on the way from the sculptor to the mould maker (Hagen Minis).
Here are the first pics of the master models.
The are 20mm / 1/72 scale.

As you can see these are the first bunch of them. Truly Hollywood / Spaghetti Western style. The range itself will be under my name aka Coal Ridge Models. It will feature more Wild West style figures concentrating on Mexicans and Civillian types.

Dienstag, 5. November 2013

Crisis in Antwerp the last pictures

So here is the last bunch of pictures from the Crisis show in Antwerp

28mm Napoleonic. Wow what a chaos. Lots of beautiful painted models but well crammed. But that how I think a battlefield in those times might have looked. Well at least my hobby space looks this crammed

A great Saga type game. What I liked about this one besides the beautiful models andlandscape was that it shows that wargaming is not always about big spacey tables full of models.
Small table a few models and pure fun...great for beginners. Give Saga a try if you like. I don't know if this table was Saga but it looks like a big Saga game.

So that it is my pictures from Crisis Antwerp. To be short it is definitivly a show to attend. Smaller than Salute/London but not so crammed with people,

Crisis Antwerp 4th dimension

So back to Crisis Antwerp. So here are the next bunch of pictures.

Lace Wars...28mm and lotsa models...I really love it when armies sport lots of flags and colorful uniforms

Also 28mm this was a stunning display of medieval knights. Do not ask me for the battle as I lost the theme but to judge from the flags it must be something in britain. So what I have to say? More flags much more color on the uniforms... I am in heaven.

This was in my humble opinion the best display game. Lots of eye candy, beautiful figures,ships!!!, and so many small vignettes to watch....breathtaking really.

New Chinese Gang in town

Well here they are. my Chinese Tong posse for Legends of the old West rules.
I bought them this year from Wargames Foundry. The models are from the Victorian and from the Pirates range. I tried a new varnish on them that gives a quite strong coat but is semi gloss so reflects the camera a bit so they look a bit more shiny then in reality.

At the moment I am thinking how to use them the best in the next Wild West game.
As Legends of the Old West is a skirmish game I normally give my models names. Mostly quite funny ones like my Sheriffs name is "Wiley Burp".
My gang boss pictured else where on my blog is named Lee Chee. So how should i name the rest of them??
Some names that come to my mind are: Chop Stick, Chop Suey, Hung Lo, Hop Singh (Indian father,chinese mother), Fog Lung, you get what I mean.
It has nothing to do with chinese just that I like funny names.
The Lieutenant of my U.S. Infantry is called Clarence Wickersham the 3rd.