Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Last Post - for a while

Today I had a few minutes of spare time in between packing stuff away in boxes ready for our move on November 1st. After all the stress and strain of these last few weeks, I thought it would be a rare moment of fun to get my 10mm scenery out and take some photos of it all together for the first time. I had intended to place it all on a green cloth, but it had been packed away - so my poor old stained antique table surface has to do as is.

Eighteen trees seemed adequate to form a small wood, but now I'm not so sure. It's a good thing they're easy to make. I'll need at least the same again to create worthwhile tree cover. In the meantime here are a few shots with some of my Pendraken 10mm models. 

The Rollesby Roughriders escort the Flegg Fencibles' armoured truck Black Shuck as it tows an 
18 pounder field gun to a new position.

The autumn sunlight plays across the clouds above the empty lanes...

 
...but they're not empty for long. A Socialist Militia convoy passes, composed of two trucks bearing supplies, escorted by the Austin armoured car Strike.

 And all's quiet once more.
 
It's nice to see the visitors to this blog passed the 25,000 mark sometime in the last week or so. Our personal situation is in a state of flux, but I hope to resume posting here within a month or so. My wife and I are on course to pay an extended visit to England over the winter months to visit family and friends. I hope to take the Barsetshire Regiment and their foes with me, and link them up with other Colonial period figures I had to leave behind in the UK. I should get a few wargames in at my old club at New Buckenham too. Rest assured, whatever and wherever I game, I'll take plenty of photos for posting here! AJ out...
 

5 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

All the best with the move and trip.
The 10mm scenary looks great! I look forward to seeing more photos of your forthcoming games.
best wishes
Alan

Colonel O'Truth said...

Good luck, Old Chap!

Keep your chin up, your rifle loaded and your mem'sahib smiling!

I look forward to your relocated blogging escapades with baited breath and clammy palms!

All the Best!

Colonel O'Truth

Chris Stoesen said...

It is amazing how many trees are really needed to look like there is tree cover on a table.

A J said...

Thanks for the kind thoughts, gentlemen. At the moment legal issues are still pending here. As soon as we get a settlement we'll be away, probably around the end November. Fingers crossed!

Scott said...

Hi AJ, sorry for the random comment and I appreciate that you're taking a blogging break, but I just wanted to let you know about a competition we're running at BenchVent.com aimed at model makers and figurine painters.

In a nutshell all we're asking to enter is to send a picture of your workspace to be in with a chance of winning a desktop paint and fume filter. Please see http://www.benchvent.com/blog/show-us-your-workspace-and-win-an-exagon-r/ for full details. Hope you can find a bit of time to enter - Thanks, Scott.

 

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