August 2017, cannon fire by the light of the Eclipse
Mission: Popularize the aspects of models that are innately recognizable by what H.G. Wells (in a related context) described as "...boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girl who likes boys' games and books."
Models, miniatures, 'toys' are an ART form. Useful and used in everything from planning the Trooping of the Colours on HR's official birthday, to planning a house or subdivision, designing a stage or movie set. Often performing the duties of actual "actors" in a film or Televised play. (Interesting that a performance is called a play, sometimes a teleplay.) Even in the current digital design dominated age, models are often made in 3 dimensions to be image-captured and animated. After all, a really useful diorama at what ever scale is in all meanings, nothing more than a three-dimensional 'painting' that tantalizes the viewer with the very real ability to reach out and view or touch the subject from different perspectives.
As we come to the close of the 21rst century annum number 17, the owner of this long standing and popular site intends to see an expansion here of the history and aspects of visual delights that illustrate the history and enjoyment of miniatures; little models of military and civilian machines, buildings, creatures and figures, from fantasy, fable and FUN....
August 2017 Light of the Eclipse Infantry Support
Merite US Camel Corp 1854
msr Dean dressed as a young Napoleon,"
Vacation-eeeeee!!! (..and then we're gonna go to iowa, and washington!..eeeeeeeee!)"
"ruins on mars." An OO scale marriage of the classic airfix coastal gun playset and some vintage robotech accessory sci-fi dudes camo-ed by some warhammer building ruins. Some non-perm kit bashing (sort of, well ok, some different stuff stuck together)....
2003's most under rated figures and vehicle kits. soon the misunderstood figures of 2004!
54mm/1-32nd ICM plastic kits of 1870 Frenchies and Pruessians and an RPM 75mm (the box says 'schneider 75mm' which is of course that belle of the battle from the Franco-Prussian through the Great War and World War II, used by many nations.)
Same French field gun in Minifigs 15mm.
In the past, truly great leaders had to contend with egoistic civilians who happened to manage getting into a uniform so their misguided opines had the look of professional pronouncements to the press: as well as the old guard all set to fight the last conflict. Msr Rummy has a whole angry mob of both types, lighting torches and grabbing pitchforks as they scream in the foggy night of their elitest village. Pray, thee, Msr. Gates abounds in skill and wit. ..and will write a tell all book...
..and that is how I really feel about that!
November 4th is 'omoge to Wilfred Own day in my household.The current Wikipedia entry states; Owen was killed in action on 4th November 1918 during the crossing of the Sambre-Oise Canal , exactly one week (almost to the hour) before the signing of the Armistice and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant the day after his death. His mother received the telegram informing her of his death on Armistice Day, as the church bells were ringing out in celebration.
(Owen was aged 25).
prelim paint on 1/72 RPM WW I Ford Ambulance. This is a sister kit to the Ford Armoured Car (1920s Bolshy-butt kicking Polish).