January the 2nd 2018 was the worst start one can imagine. But since then the light has shone more brightly and life has been good.
I have had a wonderful hobby year since April. Lots of additions to the painted collection. Managed to have a mould made and many new castings added to the lead mountain.
Made a number of the key characters in the SYW,
Met up with old friends on a new forum which is fully focused on the period 1700-1783.
For 2019, the new hobby year starts with the arrival of the painted Austrian horse grenadiers, which will be a showcase regiment and probably the first genuine figures made and cast to represent these elite cavalry. These will be quickly followed by more painted Austrian/Saxon/Prussian cavalry and more Prussian infantry, FreiKorps Mayr and Garrison regiments. Somewhere in-between will be further Empire additions. The hand painted flags and pennants for the Polish Winged Hussars have also been ordered. So lots to look forward to seeing.
I have already made some figures for a new mould but still have a few more spaces to fill which will include further Russian cavalry and Ottomans.
My approach to my hobby remains more Hollywood/theatrical than Historical. I like big flags, big units, vignettes with movement and NCO's that are working the lines............Very Peter Gilder.
I love marching figures and cavalry with shouldered sabre but I do like the vignette pieces to have some character and to be eye-catching. I am aware this is not to all tastes but I have little time for the purist view. This is model soldiers, and that is all they are.
Thank you to All that have visited the Blog, and have a Wonderful Christmas to all readers.