‘Keep Calm and Build a Model’

Greeting my Fellow Adventurers!

Whilst we’re all stuck at home during these ‘interesting times’, and therefore unable to get out and have some adventures, might I suggest something to keep you busy!


Mediocre Models

Greetings Fellow Modellers!

During this highly unusual time of ‘Staying at Home‘ and ‘Keeping Safe‘, what better way could there be to pass the time* than digging that long forgotten Airfix kit out of the attic**, getting a tube of glue, some brushes and paint, rolling out newspaper on the kitchen table, turning the clock back to the 1980’s (showing my age here) and building a scale model!


Over the next few posts I’m going to put up some thoughts for basic tools and methods, review a kit or two and share some of my own work in progress. All with the aim of helping someone new or returning to this wonderful hobby get into it.

I’m also going to add a page up with some links to various websites and forums where you’ll be able to get the stuff and help you need.

So welcome…

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Almost Wordless Wednesday – Autumn Colours

Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Its that time of year again, where the trees around us burst into a kaleidoscope of colour and everywhere is covered in falling leaves. With the changes come a promise of a wonderful Autumn and Winter to follow with dark evenings, cosy fires, woolly hats, mists and mellow fruitfulness - Fantastic! Personally… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Autumn Colours

Happy Birthday Maddie – you’re old enough to drive a tractor now!

Alli and I just wanted to wish a happy 16th Birthday to our wonderful daughter Maddie, and we both really hope you enjoy your day - you're only 16 once! As you can see she's always been adventurous ... As most of you have probably guessed, she loves tall-ships, pirates and anything to do with… Continue reading Happy Birthday Maddie – you’re old enough to drive a tractor now!

Almost Wordless Wednesday – Why I dislike the Tudors, reason no…

On a recent trip to Winchester, we visited the 'Great Hall' - all that remains of Winchester Castle and home to King Arthur's famous 'Round Table'. The table was built by King Edward I in the 1200's. Edward, a massive fan of the Arthurian legends had a plain wooden table built for him and his… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Why I dislike the Tudors, reason no…

D-Day 75 years – 6th June 1944. My Great Uncle Billy – ‘Who Dares Wins’

My Apologies to you all for rather a sombre post, especially after yesterday's dose of humour, but having watched the memorial service for the 75th anniversary of D-Day this morning - I've been inspired (with a fair sized lump in my throat and tears in my eyes) to write about my family's connection to this… Continue reading D-Day 75 years – 6th June 1944. My Great Uncle Billy – ‘Who Dares Wins’

‘Roads Go Ever On’ by J. R. R. Tolkien

Just in case you've never read or heard it - I thought I'd share this wonderful poem from the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. It always springs to mind every time we head out on one of our long adventure walks... Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves… Continue reading ‘Roads Go Ever On’ by J. R. R. Tolkien