Thursday, March 21, 2019
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
On another note, I have just added a couple of new books to the "library". The one from the Imperial War Museum is a colourful general read on the topic with lovely artwork on high quality paper. If I had a coffee table in my invisible man-cave, I would put it there. The next is another biography on Napoleon. The last I read was disappointing because you could almost feel the dislike for Napoleon in the words of the author. This one treats the great man with the respect he deserves without too much adoration. It is going to be Christmas reading at the beach.
Saturday, September 1, 2018
I'm going through an introspective phase at the moment. It is going to be Victoria's last year at home next year and even some of that will disappear because she will be off studying in Europe. It kind of feels that age has crept up on me and soon we will be empty nesters. We've had kids with us so long that I wonder what life will be like at home without them. Its definitely going to be much quieter.
I promised myself that I would start on a man cave but I doubt I'll get around to it anytime soon. In terms of hobby stuff, generally when we get home from work we are all so tired that we just sit in the living room and surf the net. Mari does have her burgeoning pot plant collection which she enjoys but I'm quite the evening couch potato. I guess I just need to get off my arse and do the hobby again - hence this self motivating blog post John.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Monday, January 29, 2018
1) Horses are Zvezda Guard Lancers with the carbine at the side of the horse removed.
2) Bodies 1815 Prussian Hussars
3) Heads Hat Industrie Austrian Infantry
4) Carbines ESCI ACW Confederate Infantry (cut down) and glued flat onto the sabretache.
Ok, so they aren't the prettiest of my creations but they do at least look the part.
I need another two squadrons so the project continues. Next Up this year will be the Jägers, Grenadiers and the Grenzers. Fun times. Photos to come.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
I must admit to having had an awesome Christmas. The weather has been great our holiday house has been filled with guests and is now mercifully empty again. I've been hiking and biking and beach walking with the family. I've eaten too much and caught up on some reading which I had been planning. On blog related matters I have something to report as well. I finished the Austrians I had been painting and all they require now is basing. I have been working on head swaps for my hussars and the Uhlans are taking shape as well. Actually, they are Zvezda French "Polish" lancers but they scrub up to be 1813 Austrian Uhlans at a pinch. A belated Merry Christmas to all who stumble across my blog
Sunday, December 10, 2017
After a year of not painting I have finally restarted my project. I am painting the last battalions of my "German" infantry. I have decided to paint the Hungarian battalions at the same time. These figures are really quite pretty in their ranks. I will have to see over the next few weeks if the interest in painting can be rekindled but I must admit to really enjoying getting the paint brushes back out again.