Friday, 27 December 2013

A good haul

As well as my self-indulgent Minden order, I was also very fortunate in having a generous and thoughtful family which furnished me with some great hobby-related presents. First up, new and old books from my wife and mother in law respectively. The new ones add to my collections of the Wargaming in History and Wargamers' Annual series respectively and both look like excellent editions. The Great Regiments book seems to have been printed the year I was born (so it's a vintage publication obviously!) and contains an interesting mix of armies, units, battle histories and uniform information. Together these will keep me going for a while!


Then there is my academic artist sister who has come to my rescue as I could never find any Gesso when I've visited art supply shops. Now I can finally get to try it as an undercoating medium. Thanks sis!


Finally, there is my sister's clearly bonkers partner, who decided he'd found the perfect present for someone into toy soldiers.


This door stop, clearly Airfix-inspired(!), weighs a ton, stands a foot high and comes from a company called Suck UK Ltd. Magic. Well we all like gag gifts from time to time don't we?! :)

Now, I know someone into 54mm WW2 and that's pretty big stuff, but I'm thinking I'd quite like to see a game using a bunch of these!


2 comments:

  1. That's a good haul, Dave. I bought the Vol 9 for myself before Christmas and got the Annual from sis in law. I like these each year though I'm a little concerned that going for a Summer Special may be stretching things? And I like the door stop though playing with them could be interesting. You'd need a big gun and some bloody big matchsticks!

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  2. Dave, you will have to tell me how the gesso works our. I've rave reviews about it!

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