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by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: The Duke of Plaza-Toro tries to get his mojo going again
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

The Duke of Plaza-Toro tries to get his mojo going again

Gentlemen Just wanted to let interested parties know that my World Crisis in Miniature Blog is active again. My apologies for the long silence (like it has only been 8 months... :-( ). The last year has been blighted by employment difficulties for both myself and my better half - and all the associa...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Dutch Grenadiers
Replies: 4
Views: 2395

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Lovely stuff Clarence. Especially the buttonhole lace work. Cracking figures!

DPT
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: The Road to Perdition III
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: The Road to Perdition III

Very nice Jim. You've got the colour of the French khaki and the green helmets just right.

DPT
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thank you from Barry
Replies: 19
Views: 158617

Re: Thank you from Barry

I'm sure I will be just one of many wishing you - Barry, Clarence, David and everyone in the LoA gang a very Merry Christmas, and above all a very big thank you for everything that you put into the hobby. Slightly disappointed Barry didn't thank The Betty Ford Clinic in his 'Oscar' speech... :D A pe...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Eureka 28mm Hungarian figures
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Re: Eureka 28mm Hungarian figures

Those are indeed excellent!

DPT
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: The Percy 'Battle' 1388
Replies: 13
Views: 5001

Re: The Percy 'Battle' 1388

Those are quite splendid! Great painting and modelling.

DPT
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The cost of wargames figures
Replies: 29
Views: 9076

Re: The cost of wargames figures

Good discussion. Price has hardly ever been a major factor in my figure buying over the years. And I say that as someone who throughout my working life in both the UK and here in Australia has never earned anything close to the average wage! Expensive figures might get ordered in smaller quantities ...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Finally finished my latest French Revolution unit
Replies: 6
Views: 2899

Re: Finally finished my latest French Revolution unit

Thank you very much gentlemen. Yes, I can quite understand why the cost of these great figures can be off-putting to you chaps overseas. I dropped into Eureka only yesterday afternoon to pick up some paint and Nic and I had a chat, both bewailing the continued strength of the Aussie Dollar and the d...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Finally finished my latest French Revolution unit
Replies: 6
Views: 2899

Finally finished my latest French Revolution unit

Took me a while (a few distractions) - but the 29th Régiment de Ligne c.1792-93 is now up on the 'World Crisis in Miniature' blog, together with a few words about how I paint white uniforms and hand paint my flags.

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Salutations
DPT
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: French Column taking fire
Replies: 9
Views: 3391

Re: French Column taking fire

That's brilliant! Some very clever (if gory!) animation. Atmospheric photo's as well.

Well done valleyboy. :D
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Wolseley’s Enniskillen Regiment
Replies: 30
Views: 9381

Re: Wolseley’s Enniskillen Regiment

I'm not going to sit on the fence on this one - they look great!

DPT
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Gewalthaufen Blog Updated: Jean Poton de Xaintrailles!
Replies: 7
Views: 3069

Re: Gewalthaufen Blog Updated: Jean Poton de Xaintrailles!

I wouldn't fret about it too much Darrell - it is still there, although much less so. Looks to me like you've got some errant coding producing a white text highlight block over white text. If I run my cursor over the text and highlight everything myself (in blue) I can see what's 'underneath'. Text ...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Gewalthaufen Blog Updated: Jean Poton de Xaintrailles!
Replies: 7
Views: 3069

Re: Gewalthaufen Blog Updated: Jean Poton de Xaintrailles!

I got the strange white bars in the text as well Darrell.

DPT
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Eureka Miniatures Arquebussiers de Grassin
Replies: 5
Views: 3983

Re: Eureka Miniatures Arquebussiers de Grassin

Jim A quick exchange of emails with Nic tells me Eureka will be sounding out all the original subscribers (to confirm their interest / pre-orders) next month (October). If all is well regarding numbers sculpting will begin shortly afterwards - and Alan Marsh is quick. Nic hopes to have them ready be...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Painting white
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

Re: Painting white

I like a fairly grubby look - Base coat = Vallejo German Camouflage Beige (821) Mid colour = Vallejo Game Colour "Bone White" (34) + a little white Then progressive amounts of white added to "Bone White" up to the desired finish. I rarely finish anything in pure white. (All on a white Humbrol enamel...