September 2021

Back to work and hitting the ground running! Well, in my case now – ambling. Thank you all for your patience and quite a few of you do read my vague ramblings on here.

We are expecting some new bits and pieces by the month end, including some more WW1 releases, but more on that toward the end of the month.

Some pearls of wisdom though have ocurred to me as I get more mature, grumpier and closer to retiring.

We are frequently asked – ‘ I have bought such and such a manufacturers models, do yours fit in size wise?’ We haven’t a clue! For our modern/postwar ranges, we have usually been supplied drawings by either the MOD or the handbooks from the vehicles themselves, or we have sat in/on the real vehicle and of course Bovington Tank Museum has been a fabulous source of material while we were doing a huge number of models for them. So, assuming that the original manufacturer has the size right – so do we. We don’t generally take sizes from Google!

We also try to get the sizing right in length, width and height. We haven’t stretched any dimension to make it look right or so that it can be based or unbased next to something that is or isn’t.

We are rather proud of this!

Also, there is no such thing as ‘chain’ mail! Only mail.

Lastly, Alfred the Great never fought Vikings – he fought the Danes. Vikings were a ragtag bunch of pirates/marauders/ mercenaries who appear in the 10thC in the Anlo-Saxon chronicles. Never before. They would have been a mix of Norse/Danes/Irish/Scots/Byzantines/Moors/English and other assorted troublemakers.

Lindybeige would love the two statements above…

Chas

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