29 December 2007

You know, it's funny. . .

Here's yet another picture of those delightful Spencer Smith and Holger Eriksson cavalry -- unfortunately quitting the field at the gallop after suffering 50% casualties.

. . . the kinds of things that will excite one as a wargamer. As the Grand Duchess and I were straightening up our dining room and living room after breakfast late this morning, I stowed some recent Christmas gifts in the kitchen. And what do you think I discovered? That’s right -- a 12”x20” piece of Styrofoam sheet that’s an inch thick and just right, with judicious cutting, for a thin hill or ridge of 2-3 layers in height. How exciting is that? Ok, I must seem like a supernerd or something, but then Mom always said I was easily entertained. ;-) Ok, it’s off to paint those Magister Millitum bell tents that have been on my desk since last March. Von Drosselmaier and de Latté need headquarters pavilions. Enjoy your weekend everyone!


5 comments:

A J Matthews said...

I know exactly what you mean, Stokes. =) You pick up a piece of some discarded material, see it at just the right angle and "Oh..!"

Snickering Corpses said...

That's another thing I need to put on my want list. Lots of foam. I got rid of my few styrofoam hill pieces during a cleanup a year or two ago. Need to put finding replacements on my to do list. :)

tradgardmastare said...

It is a joy how one can reuse rubbish in the hobby. I have used all sorts over the years ...

Bluebear Jeff said...

When we were buying some furniture for our new home earlier this year, I discovered that furniture stores often have great sheets and blocks of styrofoam that they're just throwing away (the packing material for the furniture they're unpacking).

So far I've picked up some great hill material there. You might give that a try too.

Have a Happy New Year!


-- Jeff

MurdocK said...

Tabletop wargamers:

Recycling since 1958!

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