Monthly Archives: January 2019

“And the Big Wheel Keeps on Turnin’…” – The Great Panjandrum

The Big Wheel keeps on Turnin’…  The Great Panjandrum Great Britain has given the world a lot of wonderful thing. Parliamentary Democracy. Vaccines. The Steam Engine. Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Plus countless other things that have advanced our standard of living and quality of life. Nowhere on any such list are you likely to find […]

By the Rocket’s Red Glare – Rockets in Warfare

By the Rocket’s Red Glare… Rockets in Warfare The Soviet M-30-4 Rocket Launcher Rockets were first employed in warfare almost as soon as man discovered gunpowder. The first record of their use was in 1232, during the Battle of Kai-Keng.  The Chinese defenders repelled the Mongol invaders by a barrage of “arrows of flying fire.” […]

Mass Production: A Suggestion for Standardizing 1:300 Naval Gun Bases

So, I’ve recently been bitten by the 1/300 naval bug and I love that there are so many variants of the ships, whether it’s smaller guns on a 73′ Vosper, or the massive guns on a Flower Class Corvette, or a mish mash of whatever was available on an armed trawler, there are lots of […]

Jeepers Creepers! Is there anything a Jeep can’t do?

Jeepers Creepers! American Armoured Jeeps   The “Truck, ​1⁄4 ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance”, or the “jeep” is likely the most recognizable vehicle coming from the Second World War. Although it was only conceived in 1940, the proposals were offered to various manufacturers by the U.S. military with a turnaround time of a mere 49 days to […]

Chapter 9 3D Printing for Fun…  and Profit?

Chapter 9 3D Printing for Fun…  and Profit?   If you own a 3d printer, or know someone who does, you will have heard the suggestion that “you should run a home business – you would make out like a bandit!” Well, before you start daydreaming….     … we need to talk… We need […]

Early War Polish Army – First to Fight!

Poland Rules! Wargaming World War 2 very often centres on the Late War battles between armoured behemoths on a gaming table festooned with rocket launchers, armoured half-tracks and every other conceivable weapon short of the Death Star. But if you only gamed the Late War, you are cheating yourself. It is like walking into a […]

Should I print my own models, or hire someone else to?

Many of us were initially attracted to 3D printed vehicles because of the cheaper cost compared to injection molded kits from major manufacturers. That’s how I got into it at least. It turns out I may have had slightly more fun 3D printing and was crazy enough to attempt doing it as a career. Full […]

The Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing for Cruel Seas

Edit: 02.12.19 – there have been a tonne of new ships and boats added to both Wargaming3D.com’s marketplace and Thingiverse for both free and premium download.  Lots of the older designs have also been updated (especially Grugnogs) with extra gun options etc. Make sure you check them out. We’ve also added a 1:300 section for […]

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Slow and Steady Wins the Race The Churchill A-22 Pack Before Christmas I ran a poll on my Facebook page (Deweycat Productions) asking the FB page followers what AFV they would most like to see a file made available for. There were a substantial number of votes cast, and they ranged from a German field […]

1/300 Naval Ensigns for Wargaming

I’ve been bitten by the Cruel Seas bug hard, and I haven’t even played a game (though I have attended my FLGS to watch some games and learn the rules).  When the game first launched, it pretty much sold out where I lived, meaning I could only purchase the rulebook. This was around the time […]