Blackbird Cottage

The Coastwatchers’ Cottage?

First unplanned build and paint of the year, a versatile toy wooden cottage kit that I received for Christmas with a ‘blackbird’ colour scheme inspired by the Falklands, Forgotten Georgia and filmmaker Derek Jarman.

See more photos of the colour scheme inspiration, construction and finished product here, crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two:

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2023/01/08/blackbird-cottage/

Blog posted by Mark, Man Of TIN (roof) on 8th January 2023

New Gaming Year Ir-Resolutions for 2023?

What will 2023 bring on the tabletop?

Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two …

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/12/27/new-gaming-year-ir-resolutions-2023/

Happy Blogmas 2022 – toy soldier decorations

The tree has been up for a week up and a few toy soldier Christmas decs are on display with a Danish Guards theme.

The sentry box and Guard is made of glass and quite fragile.

Happy Christmas to all my readers, visitors and blog buddies.

Here’s to you all receiving lots of shiny toys and interesting books to read for Christmas and a peaceful New Year of gaming!

Blog posted by Man Of TIN on Christmas Eve eve, 23 December 2022

More 1960s Featherstone Close Wars rules rebooted as Sci-Fi by The Wargaming Pastor on his Death Zap Blog

Another Featherstone Close Wars related blog post, by the Wargaming Pastor on his Death Zapp blog, crossposted from my Pound Store Plastic Warriors Blog:

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2022/12/17/more-featherstone-1960s-close-wars-rules-rebooted-as-scifi-by-the-wargaming-pastor-on-the-death-zap-blog/

Featherstone’s Close Wars rules used for modern combat? Model Rails and Wargames blog post from Norway

A link to Roger Halvorsen’s interesting blog post from Norway that mentions my Close Wars posts

https://modelrailsandwargames.blogspot.com/2022/12/close-wars.html

Crossposted (as appropriate to the plastic soldiers used by Roger) from my Pound Store Plastic Warrior Blog

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2022/12/10/featherstones-close-wars-skirmish-rules-for-modern-games-model-rails-and-wargames-blog/

Annoyingly I find I cannot leave comments on Roger’s post (a Google sign in thing)

Enjoy! Post by Mark Man of TIN 10 December 2022

The 15 Mill online magazine mentions 50th Anniversary of 15mm and Peter Laing

The 50th anniversary of 15mm figures and of Peter Laing figures is mentioned in November 2022 edition of The 15 Mill, an interesting eclectic and free online magazine (e-zine?) celebrating 15mm gaming run by Martin Goddard of Peter Pig 15mm Miniatures.

https://collectingpeterlaing15mmfigures.wordpress.com/2022/11/12/50th-anniversary-of-15mm-figures-and-peter-laing-mentioned-in-the-15-mill-online-magazine-november-2022/

Our “stop press” two and half page mention or article was put together as the November / Christmas edition was going to press from emails between Martin Goddard, Peter Laing collector Ian M.Dury and myself.

The November 1972 advert in Military Modelling that launched 15mm scale and Peter Laing figures.

All The 15 Mill back issues are freely available including no. 4 November 2019 featuring Peter Laing WW1 figures from the ABC Gamers blog.

After its recent Flames of War popularity, 15mm seems to be on a bit of a backfoot or backburner at the moment with the increasing dominance of 28mm as current standard alongside a quirky ‘free for all’ diversity of manufacturers’ scales from 2mm, 6mm, 12mm, 18mm, 30mm, 42mm and all stations in between (rarely an odd number like 15!)

Ian Dury set up and hosts the MeWe Peter Laing Collectors Group https://mewe.com/join-front/peterlaingfigures

Over the last year I have been cataloguing and photographing my Laing figures on this informal blog https://collectingpeterlaing15mmfigures.wordpress.com

Blogposted / Crossposted by Mark Man Of TIN 13/14 November 2022