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The Golden Grenadier Painting Competition

Gentlemen (and perhaps Ladies),

If you're tooling around here with nothing much to do in the next few days or so, repair forthwith to the "CAMRA, SOSAC, & Olmec Derision Society" Yahoo discussion group.

Sign in (join if you haven't yet done so), click on 'Polls' over on the left side of the screen, and then on 'Vote for Your TWO Favorite Models'. The five figures entered will show up, and you can decide on the two you like best and submit your votes.

The web address is:

Of course, you'll notice that Oberfeldwebel Klatschen is participating in the contest, and I hope some of you might cast your vote for him. But let your conscience, figure, and painting tastes guide you in your decision. Since the entry deadline was extended twice, I'm unsure how many days are left for voting. It's probably a good idea if you do this sooner rather than later though.

In the meanwhile, stay tuned here for more photos of Stollen's Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja's Own) Grenadiers. It shouldn't be too many more days before the first two-dozen figures are complete in their painting, and I can move onto the next batch of 19 figures -- Company B.


Stokes Schwartz said…

Ok, it seems I must have accidentally clicked something or other yesterday. But i've fixed the comments difficulties now. Comment away, please.

Best Regards,

Bluebear Jeff said…
Well, as I write this, Oberfeldwebel Klatschen is leading the Golden Grenadier Contest by a single vote.

-- Jeff
Stokes Schwartz said…
Come on, come on, come on -- Gooooo Oberfeldwebel Klatschen -- RUN!!!
As of my voting, he was leading by 3.

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