I wish you all a good and healthy 2014, and may all your wishes come true.
It's been a while since I posted something here on my blog, but I had a very busy time during the winter hollidays. That's what you get when you are a former cook, so I was the one who cooked the Christmas dinner. In fact I did it two days one a rowe. I will not bother you with the details but it took me some days for organising it.
Second thing is I was working on my hobby room. Now it's almost finished, and just a few things have to be done, before I take some pictures and show it to you all. If all goes well I will have the last piece of furniture that I'm missing tomorrow. More about this later on this month.
I also spended one day at the hospital, because I needed some small surgery on my left ear. That was two days before the new year. Bad planning I know, but it had to be done. The risk for ear infections was to big. Now that is solved.
But I think I was a good boy in 2013, because Santa didn't forget me. He brought me some nice things and made my mountain of plastic grow again.
The first thing is a box from good old Airfix. They are reissuing the old sets from when I was young. These Australian Infantry from WW2. I used to have these, but I've lost them. Now I have them back. They are in a harder plastic as the first ones, but they still look fantastic, and it will be a joy to paint them.
Next is a small box of the Art of Tactic sets from Zvezda. Really nice figures to make a small vignette. And always good when I want to do something in between.
Then there was a box of Italeri with the French Foreign Legion in it. Actually these figures are original from Esci, but Italeri brought them back on the market.
The next things I purchased myself but had to land under the Christmas tree. It was an agreement I had to make with my wife, or she didn't give me the permission to purchase them at e-bay.
It was an old lot of figures and buildings from Atlantic I was after and the price was very low when I jumped in bidding. I won the bid of course, otherwise I wouldn't be writing this.
The package contains figures of the following sets: Buffalo Bill, Davy Crockett, Kit Carson and Gold Rush. From these sets there was one sprue each. But the best things I show you with some pictures.
Sioux Camp. I still miss one figure of this set. The other figures I purchased at CRISIS last year.
Outlaws and Sheriffs. A very rare set. And it was the main reason, together with the town houses, I started bidding. And they are in excellent shape. These figures were several times in the package. I didn't count them but there are a lot of them. One figure I don't show here. If you want to see the whole set, have a look here.
Some bigger pictures of the figures. Ladies first.
|Calamity Jane in sunday dress.|
And some outlaws.
|Ouch! That hurts!|
|Ouch again! This even hurts more!|
To complete the whole thing I also received some brushes (sorry Fran!) and paints. So you see that Santa (and my wife!) were very good for me.
Next post will be some panted figures again (or one! :-D)
Have a good one and thanks for looking!
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