Wednesday, 23 February 2011

A Postcard from Sunny Cornwall

Not a lot to report on the painting front at the moment.

Actually, nothing at all to be honest.

I've had my hands full scratchbuilding a (roughly) 1/20th scale Anderson shelter for the sprog's half term homework project, so any time I would have had for painting has been well and truly hijacked. The scratchbuilding has gone quite well but I have a sneaking suspicion that his 'I made it all myself...honest guv' ploy will get rumbled by his teachers.

Anyway, I have picked up a couple of good books and even a board wargame of all things in the last couple of days. It's a wierd thing but the two nearest one horse towns both have model / wargaming shops. In Launceston I was amazed to find a new model railway and model kit shop with a decent selection of GW and Mantic Kings of War stuff. At the same time, in Callington there's a shop called Zaggy Games, which has a mix of roleplay and GW wargaming products!

Spooky or what?

I think East Cornwall must be in some sort of 1980's wormhole in the space time continuum thingy or something? I hope they both survive long enough to be there in the Summer when we're back down this way again. It's great to see small retailers up and running again after years of disappearing games shops, even if they're predicated on GW and CCG products and completely in the middle of nowhere.

PS The internet coverage here is a bit 'patchy' so this will probably be the last post for a couple of days.

1 comment:

  1. We are down to only one independent wargame shop in Kent and that is right down on the wilderness of the south coast.



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