Tuesday, 8 July 2014



Long time no update! Yes well, as said many times before: real life has a nasty habit of catching up with us poor mortals. My Dad has had a stroke not 3 weeks ago and that really has hit home over here. So while I did finish some small hobby projects in the meanwhile I did not feel like posting them over here. Let's say I have not been in the right frame of mind for a while now and having Dad come home from revalidation therapy yesterday and the School Holidays a mere 3 days away, I now have found some new energy.

As a small starter this update will feature two items to whit: some Classic Battletech stuff and something even more Old School.

Recently I obtained  4 Unseen Inner Sphere mechs for CBT. The Archer and Rifleman are already in my possession and inducted in the Aragon Borderers, my favourite IS CBT unit, but these new additions will be painted as Draconis Combina Sword of Light mechs. This unit could do with some more heavy hitting fire-power anyway. The Stinger and Wasp will be added to the Aragon Borderers as part of the Light/ Medium lances. Their appearance really captures the early Battletech essence for me and I am truly delighted to own these now. The Spider is not an Unseen mech but I still like the model so I added it. I have to think to which unit it will be added.

Next up is something different altogether; a Flat White Metal figure. This one I obtained in Kulmbach (Bavaria) quite some time ago and painted up to resemble a Trumpeter from a British Royal Regiment. Purists or experts will surely be able to tell me if I made a mistake by doing so, but I like the result and so don't really care. Now this figure ended up as a good-bye present to a co-worker who will retire in a week or two from the school where I work.

Anyway, that's it for today. Some other posts are in the works so keep watching this space!

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Wasting Light" by the Foo Fighters   


Ray Rousell said...

Hope your Dad's ok Sander, all the best.

Francis Lee said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad but glad he's home, nice work!

Sander said...

Thanks Gents, Dad's okay for the moment but we had quite the scare I can tell you. These kind of events put things in perspective again!

Scott Bowman said...

Sorry to hear of Real life woes! Good to see you picking up the paintbrush again.