Lasercut building

 As a former member of the woodworking-industry I

now has taken a new step into the lasercut-community.

My friend Mats helped me to test this because it also

was intended to be on display on a gaming-convent

in the north named Norrsken.

I was very interessted in drawing in CAD and let my

work be converted into a 3d-model.

I draw the house-model in 3d-cad and it is inspired

from the 5 stores high housemodel that resulted in a

very nice model printed in filament.

The material is 3mm MDF. The walls will be fitted with

match-sticks to give support when glued together

using pva. I will also make balconies to make the 

model complete. The model is made in the 6mm-scale

(1/300). On the last picture the laser was not calibrated

and worked to fast and some details are missing.

Next project will be to make house-ruins for

the game Flames of war. I must end my report and say that

working creative using the computer and print the result

is very inspirational and open up a new dimension in my



My first handmade Cold-war-building

Finally I have drawn my first building in CAD and

also printed it in a filament(thread)-3d-printer.

I have tested other housemodels in a resin-printer,

but never in a filament-printer and the result is

not bad at all. My friend Mats in the very cold north

has been my guide into the filament-printer-world

and it has been a very interessting journey.

The model is inspirated from soviet/eastern Europe

high-rise living-compartments and will fit perfectly

into my scenarios when to play Cold war in the

6mm-scale(1/285). The model is very light when

comparing to resin and the only negative is that the

layers are visible but I will use some extra paint to

hide this as much as possible. I can promise you that

this is not by far the last building I will draw and print

myself! :)


Napoleon at war - figures part 2

Now the time has come to present my main force of french

napoleonics including artillery and cavalry.

It is a nice mix of Esci and Airfix and most of the collection

are still in their boxes.

In the miniature wargame Napoleon at war the figures will be

placed like this on each base:

Infantry:  4 or 2

Cavalry: 3 or 1

Artillery: 4

The nations in the second buy are:

French, British, Scottish, Preussian, Austrian and Russian and

one extra box with Americans (Washingtons army).

The French:

Airfix French grenadiers of the imperial guard Set 01749

Esci French grenadiers of the imperial guard Set 214

Esci French grenadiers of the imperial guard (plastic bag) Set 214

Esci French line infantry (plastic bag) Set 227

Esci French Cuirassiers Set 235

Airfix French Cavalry Set 01736

Esci French cavalry polish lancers Set 218

Esci French Artillery Set 234


Esci Russian grenadiers Set 236

Esci Russian infantry and artillery (Crimean war) Set 221

The English/Scottish:

Airfix Highland infantry Set 01735

Esci Scots grey - cavalry Set 217

Esci British light dragoons Set 230

Esci Cardigans 11th hussars (Crimean war) Set 220

Esci British artillery Set 233

Esci British and french artillery Set 219

Airfix British artillery Set 01746


Esci Preussian infantry (plastic bag) Set 226


Esci Austrian infantry (plastic bag) Set 226

A big haul indeed but the collection is now almost complete.

To summarize:

The french: 200+100 infantry, 12+11+12 cavalry, 4+2 sets of artillery 

The british 44 infantry, 12+12+12 cavalry, 4+2+2 sets of artillery 

The extras (Crimean war and Washington army) will somehow be

converted to be used together with the main fractions.

To compare Esci British light dragoons Set 230 and

Esci Cardigans 11th hussars (Crimean war) Set 220 their uniforms

and weapons looks almost identical.

A lot to base and paint but also very fun and a treat for the



Napoleon at war - figures part 1

To play the game Napoleon at war you need figures

and "figures en masse" to use a french expression. :)

Infantry, cavalry and artillery will flood the gaming table

when I am finished. I thought about building a collection

with figures made of metal but after an offer I couldn´t

resist I chose plastic-figures in the 1/72 scale(20mm).

The disadvantage with these figures are that they are 

often made of a soft plastic but my friend Philip in the UK

has shown me how to strenghten the sables, rifles etc

using a undercoat paint that is mixed with pva.

The pva together with white or black is a very thin wash and

once the figure is fully painted they also get a spray with

a matte varnish. I will report about this technique in a 

future report.

The figures on the pictures are french, english, scottish,

preussian and austrian.

On the pictures I have :

Italeri French hussars set 6008

Hät english British light infantry Set 8036
Airfix Waterloo British infantry Set 01745
Airfix Waterloo Highland infantry Set 01735
Esci British infantry Set 215
Esci British light dragoons Set 230
Revell British infantry Set 02571

Revell Preussian infantry Set 02580
Italeri Preussian infantry Set 6067
Italeri Preussian curirassiers Set 6007
Waterloo 1815 Preussian hussars Set 021
Esci Preussian and Austrian infantry Set 226
Zvezda  Preussian grenadiers of Fredrick II "the great" Set 8071

Revell Austrian infantry Set 02574

(Strelets Crimean Russian hussars set 034)

Some of the miniatures are taken from other conflicts
but when buying second hand I also got some extras and
I plan to paint them in the "Napoleonics"-colours also.
Maybe not 100% accurate but more practical. :)

Next report will be about my second buy of miniatures
containing cavalry, infantry and MORE infantry. :)


Napoleon at war - The 100 days

A small dream of mine has been to start playing big battles 

on the gaming table in the Napoleonic era.

I took the final step when my friend Stephen introduced me 

to the tabletop-game : Napoleon at war - 

The hundred days, from exile to Waterloo.

Thankyou very much Stephen for the introduction!

The game-developer is Man at War Miniatures Games.

The originally game-developer has sold all their copyright to this 

Swiss company: 


I like both the look of the game and the game-engine and is easy 

to get an overview how to play and to build up an army.

In the rule-book there are army-lists for the french, british and

preussians but I have also managed to get hold on extra lists 

describing austrians and swedes.

Some play large games using metal-figures but I couldn´t resist 

two large and very cheap bargains of plastic soldiers in the 

scale 1/72 (20mm).

These two collections cover infantry(a lot), artillery and cavalry 

and belongs to France, Britain/Scotland, Preussia, Austria and 


All miniatures are injected plastic and fairly soft and maybe you 

think that this is not a bargain at all but I got an advise from my 

friend Philip to make a mix of pva and paint to strengthen the 

details that point out.

I will write more about my big collection of Napoleonic-figures in 

my future reports. I will also write more about how to make these 

figures more durable after getting the "lick of paint".

The pictures showing figures are all from the games own range in 

18mm metal.

Vive la République, vive la France! :)