Well, for me. Kind of. Summer vacation is sadly OVER, and my first class of the fall term is in a little less than three hours at 9am. On the bright side, I have a new pair of shiny black tassled loafers (I know, I know) to put on with a newly cleaned and pressed suit, so it's not all bad I suppose. ;-) And it's a film class, so I'll get to talk about movies in very general terms this morning before we get down to real business on Wednesday.
It has been a wonderful summer, but not as much painting as I'd hoped or intended. Still, there were a couple of tabletop games (and another is in the making) and lots of time with the Grand Duchess and Young Master Paul (ten months old in a few days), so I suppose that's a reasonable trade-off. The painting gears are, however, clanking slowly back into motion here at Stollen Central, I've been writing some wargaming-related stuff, and experimenting with reproducing in miniature one or two delightfully Gothic buildings from the North German Free Hanseatic City of Lubeck. I thought that another couple of official looking structures, built along Grantian lines (i.e., a lift-off shell with balsa ruins that can be occupied by half a company of infantry), might be a good thing to have on the table.
Other developments? Ah, yes. Clive over at the Vintage Wargaming blog has asked me to mention this for him. Seems he has a large number of the plastic 1/72 Revell Seven Years War Austrians and Prussians that he'd like to sell off. If any of you Stollen regulars or irregulars are interested, please contact him via his blog at: Vintage Wargaming.
Finally, I won't be posting to the Grand Duchy of Stollen blog quite as often in the coming weeks and months since it occurred to me mid-summer that endless blathering, errrr, blogging can easily interfere with painting and gaming, and there are only so many hours in a day. So, I have decided to restrict myself to a single post a week -- Ok, maybe two if there is a lot happening -- and get on with the painting since completion of my initial Sittangbad-size forces is within sight (just a few more units). So, stay tuned, and I'll see you in week's time!