Monthly Archives: May 2016

Is that actually an English Civil War ‘Lobster Pot Helmet’? asks Stephen Ede-Borrett

We have all (I am sure) been there – the country house, the castle or the Museum – and seen, or had pointed out to us, the ‘Lobster Tail Helmet’ (hereinafter just simply referred to as ‘helmet’, or this blog … Continue reading

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Landscape photography and the Battlefield: Tips for aspiring battlefield photographers by James Kerr

Many readers of this blog will no doubt have been to the Western Front to see for themselves where the battles were fought – be it the main British sectors of Ypres, Arras and the Somme. Others may have ventured … Continue reading

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Pendennis Castle and Sir John Arundell – By MJ Logue

Of all the names associated with the siege of Pendennis Castle, Sir John Arundell is perhaps the most renowned. In his seventies, Arundell was a formidable man – despite certain reservations expressed by his peers that he was perhaps no … Continue reading

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Dusan Babac: The Magical World of Uniforms

I have published dozens of articles worldwide and 17 books on military history so far; most recently The Serbian Army in the Great War 1914 – 1918 with Helion & Company Ltd. However, my magical journey through the world of … Continue reading

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The Making of a Paper Soldier by Illustrator Peter Dennis

How does Illustrator Peter Dennis design a beautifully-crafted rank of paper soldiers, like these? Find out below in his step-by-step guide.     Step One: I draw the strips at 200% size onto pre-printed ‘cells’ (an animation term I’ve adopted), on … Continue reading

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Battle for Britain: Your Questions Answered…

If you haven’t yet discovered our Battle for Britain ‘paperboys’ or if you have questions about how they are made, do not fear… Illustrator Peter Dennis answers your most commonly-asked questions in this latest blog instalment. Q) What scale are … Continue reading

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