The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.


As I’ve said before, I’ve always loved the world represented in miniature. As much as I love taking these pictures at this event, I’d love it even more if I could take these types of shots under ever tighter controlled circumstance where I could light them properly and shoot from a tripod. Still the artistry, in the weathering and the attention to detail of each of these pieces is astounding and I’m so very glad to see that scale modelling continues on to preserve and present history because much like when I write a book, just as much research goes into each one of these scenes or models.



A 144 scale model of the Aerocar built in Malton


I’m guessing this is the bigger version that never went beyond the drawing stage.



A Sterling III, the aircraft my Grandfather was shot down in. This was in the young modellers category. A very nice job of what I’m told is not a great kit.



I love the work that has gone into this figures face. Tanks were a hellish bit of kit to be inside and were often disabled by shellfire or mechanical failure. Inside temps could rise above 40C and they often stank of exhaust and fuel. All of that comes across from this figure’s expression.


I thought the work on this sub diorama was exquisite.



A great figurine ruined by the shortcomings of my 7D Mk 2s focusing issues. 



I love the scarf.

Sorry for the delay in posting this. I’m trying to keep up on the blog but with so many irons in the fire right now, it’s tough. Devil’s Gambit the audiobook is almost done and we’re getting ready to start the production process on the audiobook version of Reliance. Devil’s Ante is back from my editor and I’ve got a bit of work to do there before it can go out to my beta readers. We’re close so very close.

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