Monday 23 May 2022

Book Recommendation: Imaginable (Jane McGonigal)

It is a nice moment when you discover a favourite author has delivered another book (see below, Jane McGonigal of "Super Better" and "Reality is Broken" fame):

She hooked me on this one because she made reference to the USN Naval War College, Bought my copy on wife's Audible subscription so that I can listen to it when I am in the kitchen. Up to chapter two and its interesting, very much so, written in the spirit of Super Better with lots of thought exercises along the way.

Sunday 15 May 2022

1/72 Scale Airfix Sheridan - Vietnam Era

I have been quiet on the blog posting front but I have been pottering along quietly in the background, with of all things the "Vietnam era", courtesy of an Airfix 1/72 scale Sheridan (see below, now this thing had been assembled for ages [a decade?] and primed black but I had not been given a reason for it's final coat of paint): 

So instead of Cold War era Europe paint job it swings across to the jungles of South East Asia instead. I know from photos an ACav style gun shield and turret topped ring of sandbags, plus a few on the front are scheduled modelling additions. Heavily armoured it was not, so the crews improvised additional measures. 

Sunday 1 May 2022

Vietnam 20mm ACav M113 [JB Models]

I seem (understatement) to have been somewhat distracted last month(or months) with the Ukrainian-Russian War being constantly on the news and Easter holiday travel find time to actually get round to regular blogging. Plus the added pain of too much screen-time associated with home working making extra time at a computer be a bit of a bore. This is a pity, as I think (my) blogging is more a question of relaxation habit - off loading ideas and accomplishments, definitions of "done for now and move on" than a finalised artistic product (such as paid/free electronic-digital content). Preamble over (more for my benefit than anyone else) I have "out of the blue" painted up a Vietnam M113 that I have had lying around for ages (see below, for "ages" read over a decade): 

Quite please with tis knock up paint job, decals as ever to come later. It is a 1/72 JB Models (a mould that at one time was taken up by Airfix I believe) that will constitute part of my "armoured response troop" for Vietnam skirmish rules (which I am not sure yet: Jim Webster's "Hell by Daylight", Buckle for Your Dust and home-brew are all options at this moment.