Tuesday, 5 July 2016

The ending of a blog

I have decided to discontinue posting to this blog.

For a while now, I have had growing reservations about blogging, in particular with the substantial time I invest in posts against how much those posts are actually valued by enough people to justify the effort.

This post from TMP ( LINK HERE - http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=425375 ) has help crystallise that decision.

The idea that somehow I might be thought of as a lazy blogger because I don't include a picture of blog in links that I leave on various forums has left me seeing red I'm afraid. We seem to be moving into an era of even faster internet browsing, where you need to draw a picture for the mass consumer, to help them decide where to click and which eye candy is confused with content.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the blog and brought it to where it s today, whether by comment or as a follower, I have always appreciated your voice.

I will continue to run my Commanders web page (a paid for site - so no adverts) and full support of my rules etc can be found there. The same depth of article is not likely to appear, but hopefully the pages will have enough substance to keep regular readers happy.

Please bookmark it if you find the content interesting, it is updated regularly and probably will become more relevant with the closing of the blog.

I have started a TMP post asking whether blogs are taken for granted ( see resources below for a link)

Cheers Norm Smith.

RESOURCES:

The Commanders web space LINK http://commanders.simdif.com

Are blogs taken for granted? LINK. http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=425531

 

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Painting 28mm v 10mm or 12mm

I recently saw a post which concerned itself with whether it was faster to paint the larger scale or the smaller scale. The answers revealed a variety of factors, suggesting the matter was not so straight forward.

Having recently been painting 28mm ACW, for the post, I threw together a similar unit in 12mm to compare the differences in prep, painting and basing times.

This post demonstrates some of those differences.

Please click on the 'read more' tab for the rest of this post.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Perry ACW game set update number 1

This is the second post that looks at getting the Perry ACW 28mm Battle in a Box set done, with a view to getting a bigger scale onto the kitchen table and evaluating it as a starter set.

As this is the first monthly update and with a commitment to doing a unit a week, I should by now have four units fully done .... Please hit the 'read more' button for the rest of this post to see how things have progressed.