Saturday 30 July 2011

Interlude about bedtime stories!


Today I checked up on several blogs, amongst which was Rosbifs:. He has this post up about a bedtime story we'd all like to read to our kids sometimes but dare not because kids have the unerring ability to use certain words in the most unfavourable moments possible.
Check his blog and see for yourself.

Now normally I wouldn't post this here as such but I tried to react on his post on Rosbifs blog but was unable to do so in both Firefox and the Explorer and seeing as that I have no e-mail address I'd thought I'd do it via my blog, so Rosbif if you're reading this, here's my comment (for what's it worth)

Very nice, the wife won't like it though! Do you know this one? it is read here (rather ineptly)

I have this book and intend to translate it in Dutch and read it to my kid when he's born any time soon...

Cheers Sander

Listening to "Media Vita" by Reïncarnatus

Friday 29 July 2011

Holiday update Part V


Sometimes Lady Luck smiles on you and you have to grab the chance she offers you with both hands and feet. Just a few days ago I was able to obtain a batch of 8 boxes of plastic figures from "marketplace" a Dutch e-bay for just €25,- the sets are:

House of Campaign French Carabiniers
Revell Napoleonic Prussian Infantry
Revell NapoleonicBritish Rifles
Revell Napoleonic  British Life Guards
Revell 30YW Swedeish Infantry
Italeri NapoleonicFrench Chasseurs a Cheval
Italeri AWI Continental Infantry
Italeri/ ESCI Muslim Warriors

Since the price tags were still on the boxes I was able to figure out what the sets cost in real price: this happened to be €55.61 not bad eh?

Cheers Sander

Listening to "Best of CCR"

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Holiday Update Part IV


Another small project I've managed to finish in between chores.

The first subject are some HäT testshots of Austrian Grenadiers of the Napoleonic Wars. They have been sitting on my desk for ages but I was totally fed up with doing white uniforms back then because I just had painted a lot of Austrian Chevaux Legeres. Well anyway here they are:

Next are some HäT Saxon Jäger also from the, early, Napoleonic era. I kinda like these chunky chaps since they make for easy painting and don't look half bad either, judge for yourself

See you next time!

Listening to: "Machine Head" by Deep Purple

Sunday 24 July 2011

History of the Netherlands


As History teacher, even when on Holiday, I cannot withhold this link from you: Cheers Sander