And now, for some full frontal nerdity. Following a delicious Indian dinner with the Grand Duchess yesterday evening, I retired early to bed with a mug of fresh, very black coffee (delusions of being the Sean Connery-era James Bond here, you know?), and the first 13 issues of Wargames Illustrated from the late 80s. I then spent a delightful few hours looking carefully for photographs from the old Wargames Holiday Centre when it was still run by the late Peter Gilder. Specifically, I sought photographs of bridges. Bingo! It did not take long before I spotted at least two that will provide handy points of reference for my own modelling efforts here in Zum Stollenkeller. Now, when the Grand Duchess next asks why I hang onto these old magazines, I'll have a ready answer!
Anyway, I made a trip to the local arts and crafts store here this morning where I purchased a couple of long 1/8" square strips of Balsa wood (perfect for support beams of one kind or another) along with a Revell/Monogram balsa project bag. And if that weren't exciting enough, by looking carefully through all of the bags hanging on the rack, I was able to find one that consists almost entirely of thin pieces that will make ideal walls, pillars, and planks for the various scratch-built bridges, wagons, carts, and pontoons that I have planned for this year in view of the planned Tabletop Teaser scenarios. Now I just need to find about a dozen suitable limbers and about 40 assorted wagon wheels. Any suggestions?
Now, why is it that whenever you are expecting a shipment of new figures in the mail, it seems to take forever, but the bills reach you about two days after being posted?