Sunday, May 08, 2011

Back at the painting table...

After a very slow start to the year (what a desperate painting total when you consider we're over a quarter of the way through the year!) I'm pleased to announce that the painting funk may be coming to a close... early days I know but I can report that Steve the Wargamer has pushed his reclining chair to the side of the attic where the painting table resides, and has brushed the festoons of cobwebs to one side, and re-filled his water jar.... as I say early days, but the water jar is at least now full of clean water.... maybe I should buy a goldfish....

I have of course done a little more than that - as previously mentioned re-basing of the WWII forces proceeds apace - I never realised quite how much stuff I had! The British are now complete, and with the exception of four bases that need sharp sand basing material applying, so are the Germans. For my Blitzkrig Commander forces I'm standardising on 30x30 (mm) for infantry/support weapons and smaller vehicles - anything that doesn't fit on this is going on a 30x50.. all bases bought from the inestimable Tony at East Riding Miniatures who gives the best service - the bases were in my grubby hands just a couple of days after I ordered them, excellent turn around (and he gives a discount to members of the Pike and Shot Society!)

Last, and the reason for the picture above, the Spanish blog site Desperta Ferro has announced that the, hitherto only available to read on-line, publication "England’s intervention in Catalonia during the War of the Spanish Succession" (edited by Xavier Rubio) is now available for free download - which I think is just amazing. This self published book is chock-full of information, uniform details, and a whole host aside, and as per the title describes the British intervention in Catalonia between 1705 and 1711 - so at the height of the War of the Spanish succession. Such endeavours deserve to be applauded - get yourselves over there to read and enjoy! Now - is there any chance I can get this printed on the high quality laser at work.............

Right - I'm off to the boat... more anon...

2 comments:

  1. Not my period - but a very impressive piece of work. Glad to hear you're back in the swing of things.

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  2. Its been a slow year for me too. Must be negative cosmic vibes or summat

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