Monday, September 18, 2017

Give-Aways, Working Days, and Blog Delays...

    Well, my freind Jon over at the Palouse Wargaming Journal is at it again... giving away free stuff, that is. That he's painting up a storm  of great looking troops is a given; when is Jon NOT doing that?

    To celebrate the 5th Anniversary of his blog, Jon is holding a drawing, giving away three $25 gift cards. The drawing ends September 22nd. To see the rules and enter the drawing, head on over to Jon's excellent blog. While you're there, poke a around a bit; there's plenty of good stuff in the 800+ posts there! Like Jon, one of the major benefits of my own blog has been discovering new friends around the world, and Jon himself has to be high on that list! Now, to paraphrase the contest rules from "Michael Feldman's Whadya Know?", "Readers who have won recently should sit on their hands and let someone else have a chance for a change." That would certainly apply to me, h$aving won two excellent books in previous give-aways of Jon's... To which I can only respond,
Fat chance, baby!"  I'm a cheap one, I am!  :-)

    It has been an uncharacteristically long time since my own last post. The main reason for that is simple; I have been working my rear end off, up to 15 hours a day, and often 7 days a week. Hopefully that will calm down soon!  I have not been completely idle on the hobby front, however. I will borrow a leaf from Jon's book by some WIP pictures.


This violet faced unit will be  the Reina (Queen's) regiment.


This red faced unit will probably be Cordoba.


This sky blue faced regiment will probably be Valencia. 


This green faced regiment will be Zaragoza.


I have already  primed the castings for 2 Militia regiments,. 2 Light Regiments, and 2 Grenadier battalions as well. The Spanish Festival is well under way here on The Danube!


"The Lonely Bull"
In addition to this great instrumental being the first hit for Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, it was also one of our stock numbers during my time  in the UConn Marching Band (1973 1976). I recall playing it in most of the shows and parades we did on Tour in Europe during the Spring of 1974, and it was always well  received. Frankly, I think our arrangement was even better than the original, but we did have the advatage of 160 musicians to play it!

12 comments:

  1. These are coming along nicely Peter. I don't recognise the figures - are they Old Glory? There seems to be a nice mixture of poses amongst them.

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    1. You have sharp eyes, Lawrence; they are Miniaturas Dos de Mayo figures. I figured I might as well have some actually Spaniards in my Spanish army! There will be more to come about these figures when I post the completed units.

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    2. Completely right and only proper!

      My nod to actual Spanish content was to purchase some of Adolfo Ramos's excellent flags, and I'm very glad I did.

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    3. I also plan to equip my Spaniards with flags from Adolfo Ramos. I just have to figure out exactly what I need and order them all at once!

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  2. Peter, your kind comments about the blog and myself are very much appreciated! I rank you just as highly on the list of wargaming friends as well.

    Thank you and good luck in the drawing.

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  3. Nice looking Spanish, there's not many of us can keep up with Jonathan, I know I can't!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. Jon is a Painting Machine!

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  4. Love your Spanish figures Peter, great job!

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    1. Thanks Phil; they need highlighting of the flesh tones, buttons, and redo of the white crossbelts and trim/details yet.

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  5. Glad to see you back to blogging. Was wondering if everything was OK because it's not like you to go so long with no post.

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  6. Yep, just too darned much work of late!

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