Sunday, November 16, 2014

Checking In

 

 
After an exceptionally long hiatus, I'm pleased to report that I'm painting again.  If there are actually any followers left, I salute your patience. 

A few examples to start out.  First, the other side of the 30 Years War reiter.  This is actually the companion figure to the other of Gustavus Adolphus getting shot out of the saddle at the Battle of Lutzen.  He is part of the Heinricshen set Der 30-jährige Kriegproduced in 1883.  These are nominally 40mm, but more precisely they are 35mm.


And a few of the Heinrichsn 45mm Ottoman infantry of 1877.  The originals were issued at about this time. 



And now just a couple years short of retirement, I've had to put some thought into what I collect and what must be trimmed.  As my wife and I will most likely be downsizing our living accomodations considerably, I think it's practical to assume that just about everything will have to go except for the flats.  So I'm painting those for now, the figures shown here with no particular project in mind but just to get the juices flowing again.  And I promise not to wait 6 months for the next post.

21 comments:

  1. Delighted to see you back in action, sir - I love the pictures of the figures, and I have missed your blog. Best regards - Tony

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    1. Thanks very much, Tony. Good to hear from you.

      Regards,
      Steve

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  2. Well worth the wait. Its interesting thinking about the Turks as 'cotemporary` troops for the first buyers.

    The Reiter is fantastic, looks like fell out of an illustration in a book.

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    1. You're right, Ross. And next up, contemporary figures from the era of Emperor Napoleon III. Thanks for the kind words on the Reiter - yes, it's a fine, well-animated casting.

      Regards,
      Steve

      Regards,
      Steve

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  3. Beautiful work. Glad that you are painting and blogging again!

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    1. Thanks very much for the kind words, William.

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  4. Welcome back! Your painting skills have obviously not suffered...Holy Cow, what a beautiful figure. (Sorry Steve, but I rooted for the Royals...to no avail. Congrates San Fran.) Well done.
    John B

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    1. Thanks very much, John. Good to hear from you as always.

      Regards,
      Steve

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  5. Glad to have you back in action.

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  6. nice to see you post again...

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  7. Lovely figures and great to have you posting again.
    Alan

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  8. Huzzah! Great news you are painting and posting again..well done. (That cuirassier is stunning).

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  9. Great to see your work again! Stunning artistry, especially the cuirassier.

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  10. Nice work and good to see you posting.

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  11. Steve

    Glad to see you are back painting and posting.

    Steve



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  12. Thanks for the very gratifying welcome back, gentlemen !

    Best regards,
    Steve

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  13. Hi Steve,

    Welcome back old chap! Stunning figures as ever and really like the Turkish infantry.

    Could you email me off list? I have something of interest for you....;-)

    All the best,

    DC

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  14. Great figures and good to see you back on the air!
    Best wishes, Brian

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  15. Wow ! Thanks again everyone, for the great responses.

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  16. As with everyone else, welcome back!

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