The illustration is from the new series of books I've been reading which you'll gather are called "Dead..." and are by T.W.Brown. Once I managed to get into the first book properly (after a few chapters) and began to understand the writing technique of the author I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone. I believe there are already 8 books in the series already printed with numbers 9 and 10 to complete the series. Having finished the first book I immediately had to buy the second, then the third, I found them to be such page turners. My first one (Dead, the Ugly Beginning) currently costs 75p on Amazon Kindle e-books ! The others vary in price around the £3 mark for the Kindle editions.
'The Travels and Adventures of an Officer of the 18th Century'").
It was made for him somewhere around fifteen years ago for his American War of Independence wargames.
I also made a further two models forts for him, each successively larger than the one shown. I can't take any credit for the painting of it though as my version was much less impressive than shown here.
I also came across the Russian Church I made about twenty years ago in the original colours that I'd painted it in. I have shown this model before in it's new incarnation of white. It can still be seen occasionally being used by "The League of Augsburg" gamers as far as I'm aware.
It's very gratifying to me to know that a model I'd made so long ago was still being used. (I often wonder about a the medieval village I'd made about the same time period)
The church was made with the help of my second son and was for use with 25mm figures (they'd be called 28mm these days), such as Foundry Hinchcliff etc.
To finish off my ramblings this week I dedicate the next photograph to one of my followers (you know who you are).
In case you can't read Japanese it tells "The text gives a description of the camels including their size, what they eat and that they come from Arabia ." It seems a pair of camels were brought into Japan in 1821.
|Now that's a horde !|
(This photograph is from the 1978 version I think)
That then is that, as they say though finally I'd like to welcome my latest follower "ptr" who has a very interesting blog that is well worth a look and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.