Sunday 31 December 2017

Why Men Are Stupid and Wives Are Not...

Some of you may have noticed an absence of posts on Bleaseworld over the last year and a bit. Whilst I have some excuse in the work involved on Panzerfäuste and Spitfyre has eaten into my hobby time, the main reason for the lack of doing anything hobby related was I had been struggling to see what the hell I was painting!

Like many gamers of a certain age I have vari-focal glasses allowing me to see things in the distance (useful when driving) and things close up (useful when reading). The problem I have with my prescription glasses is that whilst I can focus easily on a book at say eighteen inches distance trying to paint a toy soldier at six was practically impossible.

Being a typical man I hadn't really thought about a solution (well I have glasses that do the near and far thing) until I mentioned the problem to SWMBO this morning (who had thought I hadn't done any painting as I am just disorganised). 

She immediately dragged me (and a 28mm German para) down to ASDA to look at the non-prescription reading glasses, ignoring my comment that I can read fine, and made me try on some off the shelf reading glasses to see if I could focus on my beautifully detailed little lead friend at six inches... Eureka! I could!

So £10 later I now have a pair of 2.5x reading glasses which will allow me to paint some more of the masses hidden in Lead Mountain! All I need do now is gain access to my painting bench and hope my paints haven't all dried up...

See you in 2018 bloggers, Bleaseworld is back! :-)

Thursday 20 April 2017

Snapdragon Studio 6mm SF Scenery

We're having a bit of a move round in Bleaseworld which has led to the discovery of certain "lost" items in the loft including some of the display boards from when Wessex Games took Snapdragon Studio's 6mm SF range around shows in the nineties. These were stuck to black wooden boards but I have managed to prise them off and they can now be use for gaming.

It seems that photos of the range - which as you can see is high quality and stands the test of time - are quite rare, so here are the items I have rediscovered so far (there are some larger pieces that I will photograph when I find them).

Fire Direction Centre
Guard Tower
Ambush Position
Ambush Position (rear)
VTOL Landing Pad
Enclosed Hard Shelter
I decide to add a bit of variety to the trade stand by painting a few items up in non temperate schemes such as these desert pieces...

Light Weapons Casemate
Small Bunker with Razorwire
Light Weapons Bunker
Tank Position
...and these snowy ones.

Command Post 
Light Weapons Bunker
These two pieces were sat in a filing cabinet and had no identifying codes or descriptions on. I think the top one is a mortar team bunker but may be mistaken.