May 4th, 2009

Spain

May

It's May, and this should be my last post about the 2009 calendars. Les Dabel tells me that all of them have now been shipped. Yes, even the autographed ones I signed in March. Yes, every single last one. He also tells me that they sent out some scarce HEDGE KNIGHT comic books, to help make up for the delay. The promised "extra content" -- samples from the 2010 calendar -- obviously could not be included, since the 2010 calendar has been cancelled.



No, it's not the ending we would have wished for, but it is an ending. Everyone who paid for a calendar should have one soon, if you do not have one already.

(Yes, I am aware there is still an issue about the prints. Sorry, I cannot help you with the prints. I had nothing whatsover to do with those; that matter is between the Dabels and their customers.)

Meanwhile... hell, it's May, time is rushing by again. Where do the months go?
Spain

Toy Soldier Neepery

With my library renovations finally complete, I've been having fun with my collection of toy knights again, making new displays and recreating old ones.

The process has just started, but I thought I'd share some pics with you.

(Yes, I know, I have a whole Knights section of my webpage for this sort of thing, but my webmaster is travelling and unavailable, and backed up even when she does get home, and this is the only place I can actually post stuff without her. So if you don't give a fig about miniatures, dioramas, and toy soldiers... hey, just skip this post).

Here's the big tourney grandstand, with some jousts in progress:


Some knights in their tourney finery, waiting a turn at the lists:


A squire, polishing a helm and dreaming of glory:


The figures are by a variety of makers and painters, but all of them are 54mm scale.

Comments are welcome, but only about miniatures, dioramas, collecting toys, and such subjects. Stay on topic, please.