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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A church . . .

Dear all,

Your help please!! :-)

I am interested in putting a church in my Normandy town, and while I was searching the web, I came across this magnificent model made by Faller (HO scale).

It's dimensions are: 240 x 129 x 340 mm.

I know that the scale is smaller than 20mm, but I thought that since it is a big and tall model, the difference will not be visible to the eye (it will need a serious painting job to fit the other buildings though).

It will be a sole building based on a small hill, therefore I think that it won't be 'easy' to compare it with my other terrain pieces.

Do you think that it can cope well with the other buildings?

I am only asking you because it is a rather expensive model to acquire (45 euro), and since I am a simple employee of the private sector, I don't want to waste my money on something that can't be used in the end of the day!!

I am sure you can feel my agony! :-)

Thank you in advance!


Zimbo's vs Byzantium Models

Good day everyone!

After a request that I got from Greg (great blog by the way mate), I uploaded some photos that shows how Zimbo's buildings are standing next to Byzantium Models buildings.
As you can see, Zimbo's buildings are bigger, but this difference can give a nice perspective to a gamer's eye, and add variety to the terrain.

Regardless of their differences, I recommend both og them with closed eyes! :-)


(I apologize for the dark pics, I took them late at night)! :-)

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Zimbo's Buildings!!

Hello everyone!

This is my latest addition for my Normandy Project!

These two buildings have been purchased by a very polite and talented German fellow, Marc (email:

The buildings are made from resin, and they come in separate pieces that you have to assemble.

The prices are very reasonable for someone who wants to recreate realistic Normandy buildings .

If you are interested, simply send him an email and he will be more than pleased to help you!

I recommend them with closed eyes!!!!

By the way, I hope you like the buildings that I painted! :-)

Any comments are more than welcome, as always!!


Friday, 27 August 2010

Behind Omaha

Good day everyone!

While searching the web, I found this terrific site from some fellow German Wargamers, that have decided to create their own set of rules (in German language) for their wargames.

Even if you don't speak German (like me - but God save the Google translator), you will notice that the models used and the scenery that complements them are magnificent!

A truly inspirational site!


Thursday, 26 August 2010

Barn & Stables

Good day everyone!

Some of you may remember that I have painted some models that I got from and I have painted them in Ochre tone colours. However, I wasn't very pleased with the result.

That's why I decided to repaint them, in darker colours, most suitable for my Normandy Project.

Maybe I exaggerated in the quantity of washes used. . . But let's say it was my peronal artistic touch to the models (excuses I know)! :-)
I hope you like them.

Any comments are welcome!


Monday, 23 August 2010

Little kittens!

Good day and good week to everyone!

Last weekend I painted a couple of Italeri's fast build Tiger tanks.

They are (IMHO), ideal for wargames. They may not have many details, because the models come in only 10 pieces, but for what they offer, in addition to their price (9.5 euros) they are very very decent models!

Hope you like them.


Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Byzantium Models

Good day everyone!

After a long period of absence (work & holidays), I returned with some photos of my lates acquisitions.

These two buildings are for my (what else) Normandy project. I have bought them from , a site of two very polite fellows from England, that sell them in addition to some other buildings as well. If you visit it, don't miss the German Houses range, it is simply fantastic and unique in the market of 20mm figures.

Hope you like 'em.

Any comments are more than welcome!