Sunday, 16 June 2013

Just a Quickie. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

First off HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you Dads out there!
How I like to see myself.
How the heirs' do?
It was  the  junior heir's 10th birthday this weekend and the Viscountess was flapping like one of Mathyoo's 'Magnifihens' ( which forced me to retreat into my man cave and escape the chaos. Which got me to thinking about my coppering project. and so it started.

Peeling off some flash, cutting off back backs, webbing and filling in gaps. I then smoothed the boots and rough bits with 'wood glue'. They're now drying s let's see how it goes.

In the end we took the heir and a few of his friends to the 'Crocky Trail', just outside Chester ( It was a great day out. Basically a farmer has hacked out a footpath around a couple of his fields that follows a stream. He's then built bridges, wobbly and solid, swings and tunnels into the banks. It's the stuff people of a certain age did in their youth, and the kids run wild. There are all sorts of rides and bits and pieces as well. You can stay there all day for £11.00 and bring a picnic. I'd recommend it to any family group visiting this neck of  the woods.
Well you get the idea.

Have a good day you guys.



  1. Looks like a lot fun love those sort of place. Nice start to the coppers mate look forward to seeing more of them.

  2. Oh, thanks for the shout out :D

    That seems like a great park, reminds me of all those times I got my shoes wet trying to jump over the streams around my place...spending time outside really isn't as self explanatory as it used to be.

    I'm interested in seeing how you convert the germans. Helmets make all the sense, but those assault packs could be a problem.

  3. The Bobbies look cool, im looking forward to how they turn out, i want to do some of this conversion work like removing gas mask packs and replacing ww2 guns with ww1 stuff, i do love the idea of Germans for police, im wondering what can be used for 1/72 zeds??

    We have a park like that in the vale of Lara in Co Wicklow

  4. Wobbly bridges and tunnels? Sounds like fun! And Happy Fathers Day to you too.

  5. Sounds like a great day out for all.