Welcome to my blog, the story of my continuing journey into the World of Zombie Wargames.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Bank and problems

Continuing with my clean up of my old (very old) western buildings, I've managed to get 'down' through the collection and finally reached two of the larger buildings, namely the County Jail house and the Bank. 

Photo on the right is the bank and upstairs an Assay office and mining company.

 Another view of the Bank

 I've spent more than enough time, trying to get the new look Blogger working, on both Firefox (still not allowing me to upload photos) and Explorer, which allows me to upload photos (after I changed the default htttp optio ('<>' button), but  the machine wants to put them whereever it wants, despite my efforts.

Apart from that and the fact is slow, I guess it's progress of a sort.


 In other news, RL is a bit of a downer too.

Having had high hopes of being able to post something this week,  that too was dashed upon the rocks of Blogger.

That's all for this week and whether not there will be anything next week, it's not looking good atm


Pjotograph below is


Monday, 14 September 2020

Giving up

The new blogger format is proving more challenging than I though tit would, after an hour or so of trying to put a single photograph where I wanted to on the editing screen is proving tedious at best and very time consuming. 've tried the same task using both Firefox and Explorer to do the same task and abandoned all hope of posting. Even using the older form of blogger hasn't been successful. It's all probably down to my lack of techy skill and I'm probably doing soemthing wrong, maybe I need to change setting (or something). The new blogger is not, imho, very user friendly nor (to me at least) intuitive, so I've taken the decision not to struggle through, trying to get a 'proper' post. When I've cslmed down a bit and have done a bit of googling, I may well come back to blogging, but this week is a bust. Sorry again for there being no 'proper' post, sadly it now looks like I'll not get to the 500 posts mark. If you're reading this, then thanks and hopefully this is adieu rather than goodbye.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Dustoff !

Nothing to do with evacuating casualties , but rather my last week's start on removing the dust and grime from my western collection. Using a bowl of soapy luke-warm water the results were much better than I'd ever expected. The limits of the bowl-size I was using and the size of several of the larger building proved to be a bit of a challenge and the ampunt of space I needed was beyond what I had in my now very overcrowded games room - but I'm getting there.
Here's the results of last week's efforts, with some before and after pictures.
Here's the results from the tray on the right:

Injuns and a lot more besides !
Lots of fencing (from Britains' farm series)
Canoes , various bits and an old "Atlantic" figure ;
How the Adobe Cantina originally looked...
...and after a deep clean !
Contents of the Cantina (obligatory slightly blurry photo) 
The Cantina's inhabitants

The Telegraph building (old Scalextric)
Cleaned up contents of the "Big Hotel"
Indians and a lot of other 'bits' from one of the larger boxes
Mostly Apaches - thought I had more !
Horses (bit obvious) found below the Injuns above
Clean log cabin...
...and livery stable (that still need repairing)

The inhabitants of the Diner
'Nice', 'clean' Diner.

Originally buried in dust, the scratch-built  and unpainted stove.
Another box 'before'...
... part of its contents after cleaning
...and more
...and even more.
A nicely cleaned up building.
Possibly this is the sign for it!
Nice and clean inside too 
The content of the above.
Upstairs of the "Silver Dollar"
Start of the 'vehicles'
At the bottom of the second large box - more wagons to clean 
With just another three or four buildings, another two bags and a box of figures to clean, I can then get on to repairing and restoring, the buildings to their original state of grandeur blandness and mediocrity.

That's it the for another week, hopefully you could find something of interest in one or two of these pics and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

Monday, 31 August 2020

Emptying the Loft...


... and the storage above the wardrobe!

With the aid of #1 son (all 6'5" of him) we retrieved all my western collection from the rear Loft space (we have two lofts) and removed all the Western- related things from above my bedroom wardrobe (save for a couple of trains).
Here's the photographs of the result of the "great dust-down" (I'm pretty sure it was a health hazard).
On the right is a photograph of pretty much  all the collection, save what I've shown in several posts in the past.

Here's some more detailed photos:

My collection of  'brightly' coloured Apaches (only slightly blurry)
Fences and horses, but honestly your guess is as good as mine !
The upstairs of the "Big Hotel" (it never did get a proper name)
The more damaged downstairs of the "Big Hotel" (with random roof)
The "Timpo" barn.
Another "Timpo" log cabin
Adobe "Cantina" - scratch-built, but not by me!
Detail of the inside of the "Cantina" - my scratchbuilding
Another of my scratch-builds (obligatory blurry picture)
Corner Bank building, with offices upstairs
Haven't a clue what's underthis lot is, but that's a Scalextric hut in the top centre! 
Chinese takeaway ? - "Timpo" with added scratch-built extension 
More figures, mostly Britains with added Timpo (and a blue Airfix figure(Iirc)
Britains' ACW figures
Horses and lots of Westerners.
Another Britains' Cottage Look how clean the interior is thanks to it having a roof!
Blurry Westerner 'conversion' with Derringer
Random "Rice Crispy" band figures (I had about two dozen!
 And finally, for this post ,  my blue plastic toolbox (a little worse for wear and age)

All DnD figures from what I can tell, many different makes.
Before  I contemplate any restoration of any of the above, they'll all have to be dusted down and probably washed in luke-warm soapy water (maybe with a splash of disinfectant).

So that's it then for another week , hope you've found something of interest in another of my journies down memory. As always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.