Friday 24 June 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
The great horn of Helm was housed in one of the towers comprising the great defensive complex of Helm’s Deep. Named in honour of the great Helm Hammerhand, the horn itself was strategically placed so as to echo through the gorge of Aglarond, so as to hugely amplify its sound. It was used both as a warning signal and as a rallying cry, notably during the Battle of Helm’s Deep to signal Theoden’s mounted attack on the forces of Saruman.
The newest Fellowship club miniature was suggested in December 2010. It retails at 24.95 Euro, but duplicates are only 20.95 Euro (available for limited time period). http://www.mithril.ie
Friday 10 June 2011
Sometimes glue is just not your cup of tea, you want firmer hold, perhaps for more demanding wargaming or for your children to be able to be more aggressive when playing with their castings.
In a previous video I showed how to use a gas tank and welding/soldering torch, but most people will not be able to afford such equipment, so today I show how to use a little soldering iron, easily available from any hardware store. We are using soldering wire with a composite of 63% Tin and 37% Lead.
Follow this link if the video above is not working: http://youtu.be/2Wf3ZmhXuOc
This video covers all the important steps to soldering and all in about a 3 minute video. Key to a good solder project is taking the time to clean the metal of all dirt and greese, otherwise the solder will not adhere properly.
The figure we are demonstrating with is the 54mm scale Napoleonic French Artilleryman (PA80-12). He has a ramrod in his hand used for loading the cannon.