Some fun

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The real spirit of “A Gentlemen’s War” (Howard Whitehouse)… figures by John Clarke

A bit of fun today! This picture seen in Facebook made me laugh and that is a good thing… I do not indulge in much humour myself in connexion with the hobby but those are excellent archetypes of caricature. You will excuse their introduction here… now… what about some drinks in the mess?

Excellent Hussars painting job.

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28mm nappies painted to perfection (as seen in Facebook)

I know, I know, I know… a lot of Napoleonic stuff lately… after wargaming the period obsessively for thirty years it is quite normal to have a soft spot for those minis… In a way my own painting of them (mine can be seen under Waterloo or Napoleons posts in this web page) was much more an approach a bit more detailed than a traditional Toy Soldier (Think Britain’s 54mm) but never did I achieve that detail!… my bases were plain green (green grass with a bit of flock) and never painted eyes on them!… Those here today are simply superb! and shows that 25/28mm has the potential of been “Collecting stuff of the first order” due to the sheer quality of the casts… and the skills of the painters. Enjoy.

Not Napoleonic (for a change!)

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The Sport of Kings (as seen in Facebook)

I’ve been seeing a lot of nice Napoleonic stuff lately in Facebook, but thought it would be nice to show something different today. The Charles Grant (father&son) approach of the tricorne period was always appealing to me (not that this pic is related to them…). Charles Grant III is more WWII oriented I think…

Well, once I get home from this extended leave posts would be more profesional… not that it matters much… but I would be able to do it with my normal computer instead of the “mobile one”…

Britain’s II

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A very rare set of Britain’s… (even The Pope have soldiers!)

Spring is in the air… Cole Porter’s songs go around my head (I am more of a Beatles fan you know… that was my generation)… because I love nearly ALL music… but frankly the Swiss Guard is pertinent as a line for “Let’s fall in love”… …/.. even the Pope’s do it …/… I do not mean Pope’s collect Toy Soldiers (I do not know at all THAT)… but they have probably the most archaic guards uniforms around… and I would not mess with Swiss Guards… they have proved their Swiss Contract Loyalty dying to a man in several ocasions over the centuries…(probably one of the oldest serving units around) so do not confuse REAL LIFE with HOBBY LIFE… I am at pains to keep them separate at all times… Simply enjoy!