Friday, 23 October, 2020

Month: November 2019


The Games We Play: Roco Radio Truck conversion

Well, after the popularity of my Roco Dodge Radio Truck post, here is another one. Another truck I picked up at COW was a half converted crane lorry on a US chassis. The crane had been removed and a crude Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Good Victory...

is the name of my latest quilt finish, my 14th quilt for 2019! This is the second time I have made a scrappy quilt  with this ‘pattern’…. I really like how the navy blue works with the white  and all Read more…


The Games We Play: USS Pampanito

I was fortunate enough to visit Northern California recently and along the way visited the USS Pampanito , a WW2 US submarine docked in San Francisco. It is only 20 USD to look around, but very few people seemed willing Read more…


The Games We Play: Roco Dodge Radio Truck

I picked up a few bits and pieces on the Bring and Buy at COW earlier this year, once of which was that Charles Grant staple, the Dodge radio truck. I thought it would be handy for either my US Read more…


Patchwork n Play: Time Flies....

when you are having fun! Well, it certainly goes quickly when you are busy! And I have been very busy with my day job,  so there’s not a lot of time left for sewing! But I am making Barbie a new Read more…


The Games We Play: Galactic Heroes

After the triumph of Galactic Heroes a New Hope (see here) it was off to Tatooine for some more Star Wars silliness. In this scenario the players are elite Imperial commandos (Darth Vaders Inquisitorious plus associated hangers on, for those familiar Read more…


The Games We Play: USS Intrepid

I was fortunate enough to visit New York a couple of  years ago, accompanying my wife who was on a work trip  While she was off setting the world right, I had an opportunity to look around and one of Read more…


The Games We Play: Zvezda 1/144th Henschel 126B

My attempts to buy every single model Zvezda have ever produced continue. I wanted some sort of spotter/liaison plane for the Germans. Really I was after a Storch, but they were out of stock so instead I picked up a Read more…


The Games We Play: Chaeronea 338

Tim has jumped forwards in time a bit now away form the Peleponnesian Wars to the rise of some place called ‘Macedonia’. Here King Philip II of Macedon and his son, Alexander the as yet not very well known, face Read more…