05 December 2009

A Seasonal Curiosity. . .

Here's a Space Race-era card from the former Soviet Union of all places. I can almost here "Moscow Nights" -- the old Radio Moscow signature tune -- playing softly in the background.

Happy Saturday everyone! Wherever you are in the world, I hope you have the chance to put up your feet and think about toy soldiers for a few minutes, or maybe even do some painting, or have a game.

And so, onto the seasonal image for today. Here's a rarity, a Soviet-era Christmas greeting card that I found online recently. Or maybe it's was intended for New Year's since the official Soviet line, of course, rejected religious observance and associated festivals. This one caught my eye thanks to it's Cold War era styling, the Space Race, and all of that. It also reminded me of that ancient Japanese TV cartoon Astro Boy. Anyone remember seeing that?

Today, I have a couple of errands to run, relating to the run up to Saint Nicholas Day (Sunday, December 6th) and Christmas. Need to send a few things to my mother and stepfather in Mexico, and then maybe I can get in some soldier time this evening, the Grand Duchess and Young Paul willing. The latter actually let us sleep for five straight hours at night without any "requests". At any rate, the nine cuirassiers await their second coat of Future/Klear, and then there is a photo to take and post of them. Finally, I need to basecoat General von Tschatschke and his ADC. So much to do and so little time. Enjoy the weekend everyone!

1 comment:

tradgardmastare said...

I have had time to contemplate toy soldiers ( amidst the melee of kitchen reinstatement and sundry chores) my thoughts being shared betwixt A Very British Civil War ( alternative 1938)and 19th century Charge. Both being good places to go if only for some planning...
In Tradgardland we have already anticipated the visit of St Nicholas-http://tradgardland.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend with the best hobby there is!


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