25 October 2015

Do You Think That's Wise Sir?

Couldn't help but notice this trailer of the new 'Dad's Army' film. Due out next year it's a remake of a very popular British TV show following the misadventures of a platoon of home guard in England in during World War Two. I grew up watching the show and have it on DVD and I must admit I'm looking forward to watching this once it's released, even if Mrs Mainwaring is a on screen character. In the original show she certainly loomed large in Captain Mainwaring's life but you never got to see her.

Anyhow in anticipation of the upcoming film I thought I'd post these images of Beth's 'Dad's Army' miniatures. Actually they're aren't called that and they belong to a world war two range from Foundry, but there is a passing resemblance.

Long past their prime these enthusiastic part-time soliders stand ready beside the platoon transport (Lcpl Jones's Butcher's Van) to defend their homes against any invading German foe. The van is actually a die-cast corgi van Beth found on-line at a vintage toy site.

 "Take that Jerry" Pte Pike wearing his muffler given to him by his Mum (because his such a delicate boy) likes nothing more than get his hands on the platoon's 'tommy gun'. "...just like James Cagney..."

"Do you think that's wise, Sir?" The long suffering Sgt Wilson stands ready to offer advice to Captain Mainwarring.

Members of the platoon out on patrol, looking for Nazi parachutists dressed as nuns.

Carrying the lewis gun, these platoon members rush forward to where they are needed. We can only hope Pte Frazer hasn't misplaced the butterfly spring again.

15 October 2015

On The Workbench - Need Some More Black

I sat down tonight intending to undercoat my new based space torpedoes in preparation to painting them and finish off a non-scale 'Andromeda' from the original Space Battleship Yamato that's been nearly finished for 'a while' and what do I find? I'm almost out of black paint? I blame the 'paint goblins', surely there are such things.

08 October 2015

05 October 2015

World Broadsword Championship 2015 and Gloriana Cup

Recently some members of the Hobart branch of the Stoccata School of Defence travelled to Sydney to participate in The World Broadship Championship. One entered and won the Junior title and the other four entered the senior competition and all made it through to the finals. There were eight spots in the finals so it was Tasmania against the world, two of the four won second and third place.

So congratulations to Lewis Hand (1st place, junior) , Mariusz Rybak (2nd place, senior), Shaun Jefferys, (3rd place, senior) and Shaun Douglas and Bennett McComish (finalists), great job guys.