Sunday, October 2, 2016

On the Workbench

Just out of the paint-stripper are these old, true-25mm Napoleonic infantry.  They are of just the right size to go with my existing plastics.

I'm not sure what manufacturer they were by.  They came in a big tin of mostly plastic miniatures that passed through my hands a year or so ago.

I'll be using these for Sharp Practice 2 and may paint them as Italians or Swiss as I already have plenty of French.

Also for Sharp Practice is this ammunition caisson:

It's by HaT; one of three that come in the box.  I'm going to build a second one as "parked"; without the horse team and with the lid open.  I may well turn the third into a British equivalent using spare Airfix Royal Horse Artillery riders.  I'm sure they will have used some captured French wagons.  The question then arises do I leave it French green or will the RHA have repainted it?

Finally, in large 28mm scale we have a couple of new figures for Pulp Alley games.

The policeman was a freebie for people attending Partizan a few years back.  The bruiser is from the Pulp Miniatures Doc Savage set.


Kaptain Kobold said...

Not relevant to this post, but ...

Congratulations - you've acquired your very own clone blog, just like the one I have:

It doesn't seem to have take over all of your Google search hits yet, but you might want to keep an eye on it. You can get Google to stop showing results from it, but it takes a lot of work.

Counterpane said...

Gosh, how exciting!

What's in it for the cloner?

Kaptain Kobold said...

Google ranking for the site. They copy your content automatically, and it gets picked up by searches, thus giving their registered domain 'credibility' with Google. Once it has enough I guess they then swap over their site to whatever they actually want to use it for.

In the meantime, your site gradually ceases to exist as far as Google is concerned; for some reason the search algorithm picks up the clone as a priority over the original posts. I discovered my clone when I searched for something and wondered why my images were turning up at the top of the search list, but under a different url. I then realised that none of the images appearing were under my own site's url. Effectively I had ceased to exist as far as Google was concerned.

From our point of view it's not a big issue, but for people who blog commercially it's a big problem.

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