18 May 2009

I'm reminded of British comedian Bernard Cribbins. . .

And his song, or at least a number he performed on his TV show many years ago, "Monday Morning." Is Mr. Cribbins still with us? I always enjoyed watching reruns of his 1970s TV show when I was a teen-aged, long-haired Stokes in the very early 1980s.

And so it is Monday again. Lots to do today, so I was up early to make the coffee and feed the Grand Ducal feline. But, I did make myself sit down last night and do a bit of work at the painting table. So, the two mounted RSM officers now have a coat of Future/Klear, and very smart they look too. I'll add a photo later this evening. I also finished applying a coat of black artists' acrylic gesso to the fourth and final company of the RSM fusiliers, three companies of which are currently serving in the vile Stagonian invasion of the long-suffering Grand Duchy of Stollen!

So, those figures are now base-coated and ready for painting. I leave to join the Grand Duchess in Berlin three weeks from tomorrow, so I think I can wrap up the final twenty figures in the 80-strong regiment if I do a little work each evening. With that in mind, it will be green bases and maybe faces/hands tonight. And I have received a number of questions and a few orders from Jeff, who is on the mend, so the Saegewerkdorf game is grinding back into action.

Finally, I heard from Peter Johnstone at Spencer Smith Miniatures in the U.K., who answered all of my questions in short order. I'll be sending him an order for 30 Holger Eriksson cavalry at week's end, and he will have the figures sent to our Berlin address next month when everything is ready. Can't wait! Now, to paraphrase (badly) Scarlet O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, I have a shirt to iron!

1 comment:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KodloQ414vw

:o))

Still very much alive and kicking - currently to be seen in the BBC's "Dr. Who"...

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