In my collection ERII will remain at the head of the Trooping of the Colour display… not that I do not have the Charles III mini too… but there you are I was born in 1952 and habits and frame die hard.
Surely Charles will do a lot of ceremonial but not so many as his mother I fear.
We collectors are like that. I think that I already did a Post about them but not going to check… today is my wife’s anniversary so… a good homage to the Queen of my heart.
Incidentally, Jack Duke from DUCAL did for me a lot of “specials” that are in this pic try to find them…
PS: On second thoughts maybe… just maybe… I will paint a King Charles III… he is from my generation after all…
When I was a child I was fascinated by those red coated Guards… got a box of Britains with Coldstream Guards… and then when I started collecting “seriously” they were my first addiction… I bought books about them and slowly it dawnwd on me that it was five different Regiments! LOL
Well… there they are (with some other minis just for fun)
Could have been easily named THAT’S ALL FOLKS!… but I am quite Traditional in the Titles of those Posts… And Bugs Bunny is not part of my collection… it has made me laugh mind… but that’s not here not there. A Collection that started without the intention of becoming a Collection at all… In fact those Cabinet use to contain my 25/28mm Napoleonic and ACW armies!… A nice chance (or lucky) that I made the measures in a way that minis could “breathe”… LOL… It was never intended for 54mm at the beginning… but they fitted quite well. So there you are bit by bit they grew up to that.
And that ends (for the moment… tomorrow never knows… the Classic Collection on the Big cabinet under the stairs)…
Maybe a couple of Nurses will do the trick of completing it but that depends on Andrew Stevens of REPLICA. Enjoy. I am quite through with it.
Well, not quite… bought a couple of nurses a medical officer and a detective and a set of Military Police all from Steadfast (R.Prati). And NOW it is finished (I can hear you laughing mind).
It has always been considered the summit of pageantry, at least in the UK, not for the sheer numbers involved but for the Tradition of it. There are other military parades around the world but Bearskins?, Red Tunics?, The Massed Bands?… I could go on and on… I even applied once for tickets but no luck at all -very difficult to organize living far away- so DVD’s of it have taking the place. I once watched in the Mall with my eldest son on a visit to London and saw them come and go from Horse Guards Parade.
Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth II Official Birthday Parade… but otherwise known as Trooping the Colour. Usually it is done the second Saturday of June -plus rehearsals the two Saturdays before that- It has always been a favorite of mine, so, let’s have some pics. Not much more text needed today I guess.
As a summing up of the periods I was involved with in the decade or so I toyed with original Playmobils and customized a lot of them (to avoid enamels or painting a lot) with stickers, some felt pen additions and resin parts (mainly headgear), here you have a collection of pics quite self-explanation in themselves.