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Modelling WW1 Trench Warfare

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Andrew Belsey, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    My book is finally published today after being held up in the docks!
    The book features my work in 1:285 scale plus my trench sections in 1:32 scale. I was wonderfully assisted by Mike the Kiwi for several of my sections. Each chapter starts with the history behind the model and then goes on to step by step instructions on how I created them.

    You can get it from and online bookshop, from Darren of Tommy's War or direct from Crowood Press.
    https://www.crowood.com/details.asp?isbn=9781785008580&t=Modelling-World-War-1-Trench-Warfare

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  2. T-34/85 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Already ordered, (along with other Tommys war goodies) and looking forward to what looks like a great reference for an important subject.

    tom
  3. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Nice to see some preview pics, Andy. I've already got a copy plus other items on order from Darren, & seeing these has made it even more eagerly awaited!
    Congratulations on a fine piece of work.
  4. Nap A Fixture

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    England
    Looking forward to receiving my copy

    Good to see its published after ship waiting to dock at Southampton

    It's certainly going to make many happy to receive it ...including the author !

    Nap
  5. Jed Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    I too have this on order,can't wait as I need it too help finish my trench
  6. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    When you get your copies, please do give me some feedback reviews. (If you have constructive criticism, I won't be able to change this one, but will be able to advise Mike Butler as he prepares his book.)
    Andy
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  7. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    I am sure many will , itching to get my copy now .......Mike book sounds very interesting as well ....a companion book ?

    Well done Andy

    Nap
  8. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    We did ask Crowood about working on each other’s books, but they don’t do that. Both books do feature each other’s work and we have assisted each other. Mike has a bespoke base made for a group of his figures, as well as showing the figures he painted for me last year.
    Andy
  9. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    My copy is being delivered today ......PO allowing !

    Nap
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  10. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    Did your book arrive? and if so what do you think of it??
    Andy
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  11. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    still waiting for amazon to start shipping. delivery promised by 7 july :(
  12. Nap A Fixture

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    England

    Hi Andy

    Mine arrived from WH Smith on line yesterday ...my thoughts

    A interesting and well thought out text

    Written in a way that's easy to read

    Lots of information and quality pictures highflying the details on trenches and the figures

    Paper quality good

    Personally would have preferred hardcover and in a larger format but a must to anyone interested in the period

    Worth waiting for ....and a good addition to the references

    Nap
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  13. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your honest opinion Kev. I'll pass on your thought to Crowood.
    Andy
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  14. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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  15. Nap A Fixture

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    England
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  16. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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  17. Landrotten Highlander Well-Known Member

    So, Amazon finally delivered the book. Very quick browse through the pages and am chuffed to bits with it.


    Now for getting all the bits o' messel' and put them back together so I can read the book....
  18. Andrew Belsey Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks LH
    I’ve been getting quite a bit of positive feedback on the book, but still bracing myself for some criticism that is bound to come. All that I’ve had so far is to do with how Crowood have presented it. But Crowood do produce great books on good paper and their idea of interspersed ‘tips’ through the text is clever and helpful.
    Andy
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  19. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    England
    Andy,
    Received mine safely from Darren, haven't had chance to do more than a quick flick through it so far, but like the other Crowood modelling books I've seen it's absolutely packed with information & an excellent reference. It won't be far from my desk whenever I paint Tommy's War figures.
    Also, I like Mike Butler's idea of giving his figures names. Gives them personality & a sense of character, & a life of their own,
  20. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Also done!

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