04 April 2014

It's on the way!!!

Berliner Zinnfiguren Prussian FIeld Forge, item #207/PR95.  A hearty thank-you to Jim "Der Alte Fritz Purky" for steering me in the right direction in more than one sense.  Photograph swiped from the Berliner Zinnfiguren website.

Ahhh. . .  I've just place an order with Berliner Zinnfiguren in Germany for the above item, which will complete my transport/logistics and pontoon trains.  Ok, who am I kidding?  There are a couple of Perry wagons/carts that I want to add down the road, but for now, we'll call it done.

The current wagons and carts have been waiting patiently for some time over on the apinting table as I dig out from beneath various student assignments, planning for classes four days a week, and work I've been involved with in planning for this year's intitiation ceremony for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  Rewarding once the day arrives, the ceremony happens, and it's done for another year, but a royal pain in the neck (some days) when it comes to planning, organizing, and endless rounds of e-mail back and forth with student invitees and colleagues involved in the planning.  

The end of the semester is just weeks away, when somewhat more routine hobby activities can resume, but it feels like years.  I'd love to just chuck it all and give myself a free weekend to paint wagons and horse teams, but my conscience hurts me at the mere thought of doing that.  Sigh.

-- Stokes

9 comments:

Pierre le Poilu said...

Wow - that is a very good looking kit, I'm looking forward to seeing it assembled and painted.

Also, I need a little translation. What is an Honors Society? What is Phi Kappa Phi? Sounds like ancient Greek letters.

Der Alte Fritz said...

Did you do a little bit of redecorating on your blog?

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thanks for your comments, men.

1) Pierre, Ancient Greek letters, yes. PKP is a long established academic honor society, dating from 1897, that encourages, recognizes, and promotes continued high academic achievement in all disciplines. It also offers various scholarships for graduate and professional school.

2) Jim, Yes. I was after something that is little easier on the eyes and easier for people to read. White text against a red background wasn't working for several regular visitors.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Paul Robinson said...

Westphalia are in the process of producing a Saxon field forge too.

CelticCurmudgeon said...

My Dear Heinz Ulrich,

The field forge is magnificent! If only one of the staff could be persuaded to head north to Berlin carrying a small purse with some gold pieces.

Will you be palcing a few horses nearby either as customers awaiting shoeing or to be used to pull the wagon? This makes a wonderful addition to your wagon train.

Enjoy the gorgeous spring weather to come.

Best regards,

Gerardus Magnus
Archbishop Emeritus & member of Phi Alpha Theta

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Thank you Gerardus,

The field forge will do double-duty. I plan to add a 4-hourse team to pull the field forge once it arrives. However, the team and forge will be on separate bases, so that the latter can also go with the Minden blacksmith and his helper (steadying an unsaddled horse) that I painted earlier this year.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Ken said...

Man, that's a fine-looking forge wagon. Now I want to paint those 1:72 pontoon wagons (HäT, if memory serves) I picked up for my sons' armies.

Bloggerator said...

Jolly expensive kit that.

Ouch.

Greg

Bloggerator said...

Jolly expensive kit that.

Ouch.

Greg

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