Sunday, June 17, 2007


My idea in starting this blog was two fold. To motivate me to keep painting and to provide resources for someone wanting to simulate this period. With the latter point in mind here is a run down on where I have got my supply of figures.

Figures : All are 20mm and all are Liberation miniatures. I really like their figures proportions and they have a very large selection of figures, weapons and vehicles. I hope that they continue to expand their range as it still needs to cover certain important types of figures and vehicles. The company is in the UK at The US distributor is Duane is very helpful on special orders and ships quickly. He does not carry the full line of miniatures so make sure to look on rhmodels if you don't see what your looking for.

Models: all aircraft and most vehicles have come from ebay. Patience and looking for a good deal have manage to keep my costs down and provided me with out of production types of models. Now to find a cheap airfix Canberra!

Books: Books are a problem. Besides Osprey most titles are out of print and are fairly expensive. I have found the titles I have reviewed on ebay and amazon. Look on used books sites and in used book stores. patience will once again work to your advantage and make the good deal all the better.


Syr Hobbs said...

Hey Dave, thanks for the post about Syr Hobbs Wargames. Much appreciated.

In terms of resources, I was thinking more along the lines of a mini-bibliography for each entry.

Like what movie, web page or book inspired the scenario?

Or what resource did you use as a painting guide? Osprey, other resource book or web page?

I wouldn't think a proper bibliography would be neccessary, just like author & Title for folks like me who are looking for ideas. If people need more information, they can ask for it.

So does this make sense? or just to much work! LOL

In any case, . . .

Keep up the great work

Dave said...

great idea! I will try to put refernces to sources in some posts.

The scary part is most posts are just off the top of my head based on what I have read.

Shelldrake said...

I don't know how many other people visit your blog, but i do on a regular basis, as i am very interested in the Rhodesian conflict.

I am intending to wargame the period once i learn a bit more about it and learn how to paint the figures correctly.

Many thanks for your blog,

Ian in Australia

Dave said...

Thanks Ian,

I 'm glad you like the blog, I am a bit suprised at the response too, actually, larger than anticipated.If there is any information you need let me know and I will see If I can help you.
Regards, Dave