Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A spot of attribution

Some visitors to this blog inquired about the origins of the medical and cookhouse figures shown in the masthead photo. I bought them from eBay and the seller didn't know, but I've since found they come from Black Tree Designs (US)

The medical team are the appropriately titled "Kill or Cure" vignette, and the Cookhouse team may be found here

I have had good results from Black Tree, with their reasonable prices and quick dispatch of orders. Some time in the future I hope to buy their heliograph team, which would make a splendid addition to the garrison and field force of British Ukraziland. 

I'm a bit busy making commissions and getting ready for the upcoming Archon convention in Fall, but I should get a wargame or two in soon. The next scenario for Ukraziland is stirring in my mind. I need to work out a few details, but it should be a challenge for the garrison.
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I did manage to finish the Pendraken AVBCW figures bought recently. Here are the Vickers MG teams (one each for the LDV, Socialist Militia and BUF), and two period lorries.

The above shows the LDV cavalry, with the armored lorry Black Shuck on the road, supported by the new Vickers team. The road itself is cut from a tar shingle, and the photo shows how flexible it is where it follows the contours of the cloth. Time permitting I'll take a couple of photos of the entire force of LDV and militia soon.


tradgardmastare said...

Splendid,old bean!

Jiminho said...

It looks like you are back in gear, AJ. Great to see.

Very very clever I must say, that use of a shingle!

A J said...

Thank you, gentlemen! Yes, it's good to be back in the saddle again. The tar shingle works fine, but needs a little care as it can crumble and split easily. I'm thinking of gluing it to strips of thin card, which should cure the problem whilst retaining the flexibility.


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