Toy soldier blogs come, and toy soldiers blogs go, but the GD of S blog celebrates its eleventh year in 2017! The Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II invites you to drop by his realm. . . somewhere just to the northeast of Frederick's Prussia. . . sometime during the mid-18th Century.
In this first photograph, you can see the newly finished church at left along with an older spired building of some type to its right along with a few mounted officers by RSM95 (ex-Pax Britannica) to provide a visual reference with regard to building dimensions.
And here is another picture of the church. This time taken, more or less, from the rear to show the rounded sanctuary (???), a feature that I am particularly pleased with. Cutting the paper towel tube in half was not too difficult, but it was a pain in the neck to get the angles just right so that the five small pieces of "roof" fit together without an appreciable gaps between them. I must have held my breath just right, because it worked the first time!
Just checking in quickly to provide two photos of the now finished North German Sankt Mariakirche. As with many of my buildings and houses, the doors and windows are suggested rather than highly detailed renderings, but it's still apparent what they are supposed to be. Very much in keeping with the old buildings made and used by the Charles Grant family through the years.
That's General von Tschatschke (The Flamboyant Silesian) in the pink coat.