The Rifles are finished and fully glossed up with three coats of varnish which should make them virtually bullet proof. I just need to cut out their plasticard bases and get them glued on and ready for action.
Mrs S did ask me if I’d blogged about my wargame related Christmas presents which I haven’t so I thought I’d better. Now, normally (as I’m sure you will agree) it’s best to buy your own such gifts to make sure you get what you want. This year though I did actually get several complete surprises so hats off to Mrs S with an A+ for effort.
|I didn't see this one coming - this stylised print of Waterloo now adorns the cabin wall. She said she bought it because it shows Hougoumont where we stayed in 2017.|
|I'd never seen this book before and am really enjoying it. There's loads of interesting stuff about Nelson's battles. Apparently Mrs S thought she was buying a book about Napoleon's battles(!).|
|This was a stocking filler - bases! Bought because she is always laughing at my habit of rebasing things but the last laugh is on her as these are really useful for my WW2 stuff.|
All I can say is roll on my Birthday!
Kudos to your better half for some interesting choices and brave of her to take the risk.
As for the 5/60th, they're lovely but Sweet William appears out of focus. I trust his appalling false-teeth, wig, and eye-patch are all clearly depicted?
No problem Rob, I’ll get a close-up of him in the next post!
Fine looking chaps and what excellent gifts. Ten out of ten on both scores!
Full marks to Mrs S. Inspired gifts, whoever she thought were the protagonists. The print gives me new insight into the battle. I had not realised how outnumbered were the French. Moreover, I now understand why your rifles are so hard to kill.
Nigel, you're right about the print, I have learnt a whole new perspective on the battle!
They look sensational! Best regards, WM
Thanks WM I hope to parade them with the 95th soon!
The 60th look splendid in their new shiny bulletproof coats…
I love the Waterloo picture…
All the best. Aly
Cheers Aly, glad you like the picture!
You have to love Mrs S. for diving in head first. She is a brave lass. I love the Waterloo print in all of its quirkiness, but also as a nice remembrance. Kudos to you for getting her willing to stay in a bombed out chateau!
David, not bombed out really - we stayed in a modern apartment on the top floor of what was the gardeners house! You can still book it through The Landmark Trust.
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