MotM is Langden Games monthly model painting competition, to enter you need to bring in your model by 12 noon on the last Saturday of each month, it’ll then be voted on by visitors to the shop. The winner is whoever gets the most votes. That person will get a Model of the Month certificate and will be in with a chance of winning Model of the Year!
The keen eyed among you will be wondering why I’m publishing this in October, well, it’s due to us recently having started our new financial year (our year runs 1st September to 31st August). Anyway, on to more interesting things!
Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been a customer of the store over the last year, thanks to your support we continue to grow and develop.
I’m back with another article that has been sent in to us! (It’s been a while I know!).
There has been a lot of interest in Bolt Action recently (It’s a great game, we’re loving the new Operation Market Garden Campaign Book – Matt) and as part of the hobby some scenarios need one off models (such as landing craft), this is an ideal time to try a bit of scratch building!
Our friend Steve has built a number of models for his collection so below is his guide on how to go about scratch building with card, over to Steve!
Scratch building a LCM for Bolt Action, by Steve Tee
I’ve been asked about scratch building by various people so I’m writing this article to explain.
The first thing you need to do is research. I usually find several photos/ drawings of my intended model, including a side and front elevation, and as many obliques as I want, to show all of the details. Also, I find the overall dimensions, usually on Wikipedia. With this information I can start marking up the pictures.Continue reading Scratch Building a LCM for Bolt Action
Recently we asked you to send us submissions for our website, and we’re pleased to say you didn’t disappoint, we’ve been sent our first article!
Thank you to Adam Higgins for his Black Power Battle Report!
The battle takes place around 1811 and sees the forces of Marshall Ney taking on the British commanded by Sir Miles Nightingall, anyway enough from me, I’ll hand you over to Adam to tell us what happens…
Black Powder Battle Report, by Adam Higgins
In this battle the French battalion is holding a hill, this hill gives a vantage point overlooking a village in french territory. Marshal Nay is here to inspect the troops when all of a sudden the drums of war are beating, the British have sent a battalion to siege the hill.
We’re looking to expand our website with a selection of modelling and gaming articles from the Langden Games team.
However, we are also keen to get more involvement from the wider community, that’s where you come in… fancy writing an article on painting? Reviewing a game? or coming up with a custom scenario? If the answer is yes, then get in touch!
Send Daphne, our very own roving reporter, an email with your submission and any related pictures and we’ll add it to the website on your behalf (crediting you as author of course).