Bill Horan

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Military Modeling paradigma… as seen in Facebook

Bill Horan does it better… than me and probably you… he is in a class of his own… I can remember when buying (long long ago) my copies of the magazine Military Modeling I was treated to examples of his craftsmanship or artwork… starting with a little mesh of bended wires etc.

Take this post for what it is, a “hats off” to his contribution to the Hobby. Never have I even intended to step on his footsteps (I know my limits)… and there are less then a dozen pieces in my modest collection that you can consider “pure” Military Modeling (see Posts about that in this web page to see the pics).

Simply awesome! (just look at the tartan trews paintwork…)

The Mess (I)

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Actually it means that the sky is the limit in 54mm Toy Soldiers… Facebook (MTSAM)

Of course the officer in the left needs to see his optician (not that he is going to ever acknowledge this)… A superb vignette that mixes manufacturers and a great scenery or setting. I found the “atmosphere” a delightful reminder of times gone by… More tomorrow maybe…

Awesome ACW wargames table (or scenery)

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Vastly superior to anything I ever tried on that field… seen in Facebook… Congratulations!

I am first and foremost a collector of Toy Soldiers (of course that includes wargames minis)… terrain has never been my forte… rather schematic I am (you need all sorts…)… see Napoleon or Waterloo Posts in this same web page or Blog and you will see what I mean… not landscaping for me (I did that as a job also so in a way it is probably easy to understand why I did not wanted to get too much involved in this side of the hobby… and of course also a matter of priorities I always chose to buy more “toy soldiers”… MY priorities…

Cheers.

Just a pic of 25/28mm

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Cover pic of a web page in Facebook… rather good if you ask me.

Ancients is a period I have played in a few occasions due to my initial introduction to the hobby (METAURO – GREAT BATTLES OF THE WORLD), experienced wargamers tend to use metal spears (or sarissas for that matter) instead of lead alloys to avoid bending and eventually broken “things”. This pic is a fine example of that practice.