Monthly Archives: March 2021

Review of ‘The English Civil War Armies’ added

Jonathan Aird has reviewed an older Osprey title, “The English Civil War Armies,” but finds it’s still a good read with valuable information for the period. His review is on the Ospreys at a Glance page. Share this…emailPrintFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedin

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Airfix Magazine and Airfix 1/76th-scale figures

By Rob Morgan To continue where, well, more or less where, I finished in my previous note, there was a substantial number of series dealing with the conversion, upgrading and the general potential of the Airfix small-scale wargames figures during … Continue reading

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More on banana oil

By Brian Cameron Oddly, a day or so after my last post, a friend asked me about banana oil, which prompted me to look into the subject. You can get the genuine article here: https://www.addlestone-models.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=oil%20banana&PN=BANANA%2DOIL%2D125ML%2DBO%2D125%2Ehtml#SID=84 However, it’s worth noting that … Continue reading

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Banana oil and wargaming!

By Rob Morgan Yes, now that takes me back! Brian Cameron is quite right, several of the old Airfix articles on modelling 20mm plastic figures contained instructions on ‘fixing’ additions with banana oil. I recall being given advice by an … Continue reading

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Airfix Magazines

By Brian Cameron Anyone who is enthused by Rob Morgan’s comments can find a selection of issues on the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/search.php?query=airfix+magazine&page=2 I remember many of the articles about converting Airfix figures (and have copies of some), often using plasticene … Continue reading

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Scruby catalog from the ’90s now on-line

James Camilli has provided a copy of a catalog from Jack Scruby’s Soldier Factory dated  1997. It’s interesting to note the changes from older Scruby catalogs. The later one is focused almost entirely on larger-scale figures, such as 54mm, rather … Continue reading

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Like what you see?

As part of some wider-ranging discussion about enabling more feedback for this website, we’ve now added “Like” buttons to the blog. At the bottom of each post and comment, users will now find a gray “thumbs up” icon. If you … Continue reading

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Ancient wargames notes in Airfix Magazine long, long ago

By Rob Morgan We seem to have started a serious discussion on the subject of using Airfix 1/76th scale figures and their potential for conversion, so perhaps it’s time to offer a few memories of the articles that cropped up … Continue reading

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A new sample article is now available

Another article from past issues of Lone Warrior is now available. This one is by David Newport. In it, he explains how he set up a game based on the D-Day invasion and the rules he used in the game. … Continue reading

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Floating grids

By Jim Rohrer This is a new game board set up for me. It was inspired by Bob Cordery’s Wargame Miscellany site. Bob uses hexes instead of squares. This site https://narrativesolowargames.blogspot.com/ shows use of floating squares but they are 2″ … Continue reading

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