Monday, May 28, 2018

June 24 2011 - when Animals & Men played Seattle

 These photos are of when we played the Funhouse Seattle. Amazing place and a great crowd. Very futuristic but with pinball and a basketball court. People who we knew from the Internet showed up and introduced themselves. Thanks to Alex.



Forthcoming book on Frome

A few months ago I was interviewed by local writer Crysse Morrison about the punk era in Frome. It looks like the book (called  FROME UNZIPPED - from Prehistory to Post-Punk) is nearly finished - read about it on her blog which has lots on the art scene in Frome. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

May '40 Miniatures

Today the 10th of May Hitler invaded Holland Belgium. There is a company creating 28mm figures for this comflict. Here for the blog

Radstock In the 1921 Miner's strike


Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Frome rated as number 1 stylish place to live






Monday, May 07, 2018

PANFILOV'S 28 (2016) Trailer Eng Sub (Battle for Moscow)

Panfilov's 28 Men (Russian: 28 панфиловцев, translit. 28 panfilovtsev) is a 2016 war film based on a Soviet propaganda legend about a group of soldiers – Panfilov's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen – heroically halting and destroying Nazi tanks headed for Moscow before all perishing together on the battlefield.[3] It is set in the Eastern Front of World War II and covers the 8th Guards Rifle Division operations during the 1941 Battle of Moscow.[4][5] On DVD, it is also known as Battle for Moscow. WIKI

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Zvezda Art of Tactic Blitzkrieg 1940




While on the subject of Zvezda - I presume the reason why they produce 1/100 vehicles are for this board game based on the Germans v British in 1940. These games are ok - I bought the Samurai one for my son one Christmas.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Zvezda 1/100 scale snap together tanks and vehicles

These are pretty damn good. Go here to see what is available. Bought these from Frome Model Centre. If you don't have a model shop try Ebay. Most of the range is German and Soviet but they do some British products. They fit together really nicely and they cost under a fiver for most of the models. So can you game with them? There is quite a bit of stuff available for 15mm which is compatible - the Plastic Soldier company has a range of 15mm vehicles and figures. In metal and resin there's Peter Pig.

Friday, May 04, 2018

I Can't Control Myself - the terraplanes - Troggs cover - 2017

Tribute to the late great Reg Presley. Recorded at Sounds Involved Midsomer Norton. Line up is Susan Wells and Celia-Jade vocals Dave Mackay bass Andy Payne drums Ralph on guitar. Recorded Dec 2017

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Fin De Semana En Dunkerque 1964



This is a foreign version of the French film about 1940 Week-end à Zuydcoote  1964 starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. English language wiki
1935 Renault R35


Early War Miniatures

A comprehensive range that covers all the major early war armies in WW2 in 20mm or 1/76.
Schneider P16 Half track armoured car (France)
Does Danish Norwegian French you name it - go here

Belgian tanks of 1940



Char 2C

The Char 2C, also known as the FCM 2C, is a French heavy tank, later also seen as a super-heavy tank,[1] developed during World War I but not deployed until after the war. It was, in physical dimensions, the largest operational tank ever made. Wiki

Ralph Mitchard in 2000

Here's me on my 40th birthday at the Glastonbury Rural Life Museum. We were filming a Monmouth programme for BBC Education and during the downtime my band at the time entertained. I am on guitar. 

Tuesday, May 01, 2018