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KeepYourPowderDry25 May 2021 3:22 a.m. PST

Couple of new blog posts on KeepYourPowderDry that might be of interest.

The first looking at gadgets that make painting easier. Or at least less fiddly.

link

The second is an outing for the ECWtravelogue to Coventry. A once major medieval centre of commerce: punished by Charles II for denying his father entry to the city; and, then by the Luftwaffe who erased much of the medieval city. (There's still some beautiful buildings that survived, providing inspiration for painting and modelling.)

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With the easing of lockdown coinciding with a fortnight's work break, expect quite a few ECWtravelogue posts in the coming weeks.

FusilierDan25 May 2021 4:02 a.m. PST

I only yesterday picked up one of those figure holder things from Citadel. The alligator clips are a great idea. I've always done mine by holding a foot or arm and putting them back down on the bench between colors.

Thanks for the post.

NBATemplate25 May 2021 7:25 a.m. PST

A once major medieval centre of commerce: punished by Charles II for denying his father entry to the city; and, then by the Luftwaffe who erased much of the medieval city. (There's still some beautiful buildings that survived, providing inspiration for painting and modelling.)

Nice travelogue; thanks.

Sadly, Coventry City Council were already wrecking much of the mediaeval city centre in the 1930s. The Luftwaffe did some damage but Coventry City Council proceeded to destroy much of what was left (which was a lot) in the 1950s-1970s. The Luftwaffe have been a very convenient scapegoat, though!

KeepYourPowderDry25 May 2021 8:31 a.m. PST

Thanks NBA template for that snippet of local knowledge. I sense an additional sentence shall be added.

Fusilier Dan – that's how I used to do it until I discovered the crocodile clip thing. Has speeded the process up considerably

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2021 10:51 a.m. PST

I may give the clip idea a try. I've had one that is a metal base with four corner clips with a magnifier in he middle. With an increasing tremor in my hand this may help. Thanks for the impetus!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2021 10:54 a.m. PST

I may give the clip idea a try. I've had one that is a metal base with four corner clips with a magnifier in he middle. With an increasing tremor in my hand this may help. Thanks for the impetus!

Very nice travel picts and commentary. Sadly we missed Coventry on our '85 tour.

KeepYourPowderDry27 May 2021 1:50 a.m. PST

Lots more updates (additional material):

Rupert's March North, Cheshire link
Rupert's March North, Lancashire link
Cheshire Civil War Centre link
Houses of Interest: Nottingham link
Houses of Interest: West Yorkshire link
Basing House link
Battle of Winwick link
Newark link

KeepYourPowderDry31 May 2021 3:55 a.m. PST

Today's post is a major addition to the Lancashire Houses of Interest post, a few little extras and a look at the arms and armour collection at Rufford Old Hall link

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