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I like reading books and playing games about "what if" history or as some say "plausible realities"

Steam & Aether

In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, peace descended on a troubled Europe for the first time in living memory. It was an age of reason, of enlightenment, and progress. An age where the ingenuity of mankind scaled heights previously unimagined. And yet, it was not science or intellect, nor even conquest that was to change the world. It was the discovery of something older and far more mysterious than anything humanity could have dreamt; something that had lain dormant since the dawn of time

Alternative 1914

I have to agree that the Morane-Saulnier Type N was truly an aircraft ahead of its’ time, and had these Frenchmen only adopted ailerons and had perfect firing ammunition with synchronized machine guns firing straight ahead, creating a Saulnier Scourge in 1914 you could have the seeds of an an alternative history in which a magic Bullet could have ended the war early and saved millions.

Roman Battle scene at the BBC !!!!

Again these figures have a really earthy feel a bunch of tough infantry…

Si's Soldiers

During the summer I recieved an email from Dan a researcher for the BBC programme “Coast”. They wanted to use my model of the Romans Vs Celts Battle scene for a segment in one of their shows (series 10) , I believe, at Maryport in Cumbria, to illustrate a time line.

The model wasn’t actually mine as it was donated to my wife’s school, so had to ask them first, they were of course very happy to loan it out.

So I packed it up, very carefully and sent it on it’s way. Inevitably there was some risk attached, models are delicate things, after being away a couple of weeks filming and clearly having some adventures the model did return with some battle damage!

Dan and the BBC were very gracious about putting it right and replaced the damaged dust case lid…..and I fixed up any breakages to the figures…

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Spectrum Helijet WIP/update

This is a great example of a very realistic model

Si's Soldiers

Started this Iami kit a couple of years ago, but didn’t get round to completing it..until today!!!! Well, it does need a little bit of a touch up around where i glued it all together so don’t look to closely!!!!! there is some Green stuff drying around the exhausts. Once I have finished painting it i will take some photo’s.

pilots are 28mm scale and were kit bashed heads from here Bodies from here

Decals from J Bot here

Base and telescopic/pivoting stand from Corsec Engineering  But will need adapting as helijet is way over the weight limit for the magnetic ball bearing.

the original kits nose was way off what it should have been so I redesigned it with Green stuff, also upgraded the weapon system from M.G. to Partical beam weapon!…well it will be used to hunt Daleks!!!!

Anyway here are the updated pictures.

Spectrum Helijet Spectrum Helijet

Spectrum Helijet Spectrum…

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