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

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

50th Anniversary of the first 15mm figures advertised by Peter Laing November 1972

Military Modelling November 1972

Read more about the birth of 15mm and Peter Laing figures here:

https://collectingpeterlaing15mmfigures.wordpress.com/2022/10/30/50-years-since-the-first-15mm-figures-were-advertised-by-peter-laing-in-military-modelling-november-1972/

Blog cross-posted by Mark Man Of TIN blog, 1 November 2022

Distracted by Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes

Not been up to much painting and gaming in the last week or two thanks to dark early evenings and the lethargy after COVID / flu jabs …

Crossposted from Man Of TIN Two blog

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/10/15/distracted-by-sherlock-holmes-and-agatha-christie/

Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN 15 October 2022

Lacrosse stick as a Ranged Weapon? St Trinian’s and Invasion Be Blowed! WW1 Boy Scouts

Crossposted (with apologies for any duplications) from my Man Of TIN Two blog,

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/10/09/lacrosse-stick-st-trinians-and-boy-scouts-invasion-be-blowed/

being a selection of recent blog posts from my DMZ Demilitarised Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop Project. https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com

Man of TIN Blog one is now almost 100% full of its free GB amount after six years of photo-heavy blogging about gaming and toy soldiers. I will maintain Man Of TIN Blog one and crosspost as needed from its progression / extension site Man of TIN Blog Two.

Specific posts about Scouting Wide Games, Sidetracked (railway overlaps with gaming) etc. will continue to go out on their own niche WordPress blogs.

Blog links posted by Mark Man of TIN, 8/9 October 2022