Posted by Martin on April 7, 2007
It was a very long drive home from Paris and I’m still feeling the after-effects. I’ll post some photos and stuff later in the week. For now, I’m just pleased to be home to a decent cup of tea!
Looks like loads of people have been busy during the last week. French curraissiers in the On the Workbench section of the Perrys’ site; Davie Imrie seems to have been painting Brunswickers like their going out of fashion and there’s Issue 1 of a new online magazine from Dave of the Court Jester Studio (yep, another one of the talented painters who hangs out on Steve Dean’s forum).
I haven’t yet had time to download and read the new magazine properly yet but I have been thinking for a while now that there might be a place for a more elitist wargaming/figure painting magazine. Here in the UK, really serious railway modellers are well served by Model Railway Journal and in the last year or so my eye has been taken by issues of AFV Modeller in W H Smiths. Both magazines unashamedly focus on the very best practitioners in their respective hobbies with some stunningly realistic models and photography. I find both titles genuinely inspiring rather than intimidating. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the same in our hobby? Of course, speaking personally, I’d be more than happy if it only ever covered Napoleonics but I doubt in would survive long with such a narrow remit.