The Battles of Martin’s Hill and Hooks Farm – The imaginary Wars of H G Wells, man and boy

The Battles of Martin’s Hill and Hooks Farm – The imaginary Little Wars of H G Wells, man and boy crossposted from my Man of TIN blog

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/27/the-battles-of-hooks-farm-and-st-martins-hill-h-g-wells-experiment-in-autobiography-and-little-wars/

Hex-tagons? Pound Store Plastics DIY version of Games Workshop Lost Patrol game tiles

or why Octagons are not Hexagons!

Pound Store plastics, sharpie, paint and cardboard DIY version of the old Games Workshop Lost Patrol game:

Cross posted from my main Man of TIN blog 12 February 2021

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/octagons-are-not-hexagons-or-my-diy-games-workshop-lost-patrol-tiles/

More on the early players and shapers of H.G. Wells’ Little Wars 1913 identified

A certain Mr M (centre) & his brother Captain M, (right), “hot from the Great War in Africa …”

Some of the early players and shapers of H.G. Wells’ Little Wars (1913) identified, from the remarkable Masterman family …

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/mr-m-and-his-brother-captain-hot-from-the-great-war-in-south-africa-identified-h-g-wells-and-little-wars-1913/

The Masterman’s influence on Little Wars …

and three more early players identified from Wells’ Edwardian world of authors, politicians and men of letters

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/05/three-more-players-of-h-g-wells-floor-game-little-wars-1913/

… which saw Wells and fellow authors working for England / Britain’s cause through the War Propaganda Bureau in WW1. The Great War that the final chapter of Little Wars warned us about!

Blog cross posted to this my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog by Mark Man of TIN 5 February 2021

No Mixed Bathing (FEMbruary 2021)

No Mixed Bathing (No Running, Diving, Bombing, Heavy Petting or Smoking in the Deep End)

It’s FEMbruary – and the first of my believable female miniatures heads towards the painting table. The BMC Plastic Army Women from last year’s BMC Kickstarter.

These are not Pound Store figures themselves but complement that style of plastic figure, often pirated or cloned that ends up in pound stores.

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2020/12/27/snowball-fight-at-camp-benjamin-bmc-plastic-army-women-arrive/

Before I paint a trial handful of these new Army Women, I took the time to give them all a bath and scrub to remove any mould releasant.

All 105 of the figures, 3 stretchers plus 3 dogs and their leads ready for a wash and brush up!

Last seen wearing … snow gloves and cold weather gear for a Christmas 2020 game.

So the BMC Plastic Army Women was my first Kickstarter which arrived in time for FEMbruary … but I also stocked up on an extra FEMbruary project just in case for this year (or next) – Bad Squiddo WWII Pigeoneers!

Beautifully packaged Bad Squiddo Miniatures

You can read more about the FEMbruary figure painting challenge set up by Alex at Lead Balloony at my fellow blogger Marvin’s post here: https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/fembruary-2021/

FEMbruary – Open to all to join in!

I have some interesting plans for 2021 for these plastic army women figures … watch this space!

Meanwhile the Arma-Dad’s Army Elizabethan project trundles quietly across the painting table as well.

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 1 February 2021