The Vintage Wargaming blog has a nice series of posts with scans of the 1975 Airfix magazine that explored Operation Sealion, the possibility, the weapons and wargaming the invasion. Some really nice pictures of old 20mm wargames complete with Airfix railway scenery (the kits now available from Dapol) as well as Airfix military vehicles. Well worth a look.
Blog post describing a really nice looking collection of figures for playing games around Walmington-on-Sea. Including the Home Guard platoon as well as some German opposition.
Really enjoyed reading this blog post on making press moulds or stamp tools for models.
So you want to be an Assault Space Marine with your own jetpack?
If you have £50,000 ($100,000) then you can get one of these.
The Martin jet pack can, in theory, fly an average-sized pilot about 30 miles in 30 minutes on a full 5-gallon (19-litre) tank of petrol.
Here are a couple of interesting Doctor Who links I found today.
Make Your Own Classic Doctor Who Scarf
With the re-imagined Doctor Who ready to return for a fourth season next month, I can’t help but think of one of the series’ enduring hallmarks; the Doctor’s ludicrously long scarf. The scarf became a symbol not only of Tom Baker, the fourth actor to play the role, but also an icon of the quirky series.
Putting colour back in the Doctor’s cheeks
A new video restoration technique could see dozens of classic episodes of series such as Doctor Who and Dad’s Army restored to their original colour for the first time in more than 30 years.
Next month sees the next new series of Doctor Who and though Catherine Tate is in it I am still looking foward to it, hopefully it will be as good as the first three have been.
Games Workshop have released online their bitz and collectors catalogue as a downloadable PDF, quite large at 10MB, but lots of colour pages.
Alas very few bitz!
Is it just me, but once you remove all the collectors stuff, they are only selling a very limited range of bitz?
I knew that they were going to collate bitz together, but it seems whole ranges of models are now no longer available.
That’s a pity.
I have been re-looking at my Killa Kans after reading this very interesting article on the Games Workshop US website.
Mine are currently looking like this:
This is how mine were painted.
The article gives some interesting ideas and concepts on painting Ork Killa Kans and Dreadnoughts.