Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Happy Christmas and some artistic inspiration

Happy Christmas to you all out there in blog land and all the best for 2015. This will be my last post of 2014. Six posts this year was to say the least a bit pathetic, so my first resolution for next year is to up the post rate. Wish me luck, I'll need it.

As for the inspiration, the pictures above are from Julian Merrow-Smith's brilliant blog
They have inspired me in creating my Battle in a box terrain project. He lives and works in Vaucluse, in the South of France.

More inspiration to come in the new year, all the best to you and yours 


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Never look a gift aquarium in the mouth

Just a quick post about a find I made recently when over at our costal estate (father in-laws house) He had bought himself a big new second hand aquarium. The previous owner  had some expanded polystyrene panels on the back wall of the tank to give the impression of natural rock backdrop to the tank.

Knowing about my wargaming affliction, when he took the panels out of his new tank to replace them with a new backdrop, he saved the old panels for me. Thinking I might have some use for them. What a star.

The pictures above show the panels along side some of my Greek 1/1200 Triremes. I'll repaint the panels cut them down and use them to create shorelines for my navel forces to fight around. I might build some small costal towns/ports as well in 1/1200 scale to go on them.