Monday, 20 April 2015

Oooh! Surprise!!

I was sitting at work, minding my own business, when my phone went off.

It was a text from Mrs T telling me that a book I've been waiting for had been delivered. I was rather pleased at the news as I've started to ratchet up the work on The Next Project and I'd found a book that just suited my needs quite by chance on the internet.

I therefore made an effort on the train on the way home to finish what I am currently reading (an Inspector Ghote mystery) so I could start afresh in the morning.

When I got in, sure enough there was a box for me on the dining room table. It certainly looked like a book, but wait.......

No! It was TOYS instead. Yes, Mr Outpost had put my order in the post without any notificational type e-mail to let me know they were on their way.


Whooppeee!!

I'd just rounded off my latest batch of Spanish El Cid plastics, so the painting desk is free.

If I can fit in an early finish at work his week then I can clean up and undercoat a test Regiment to see how they look.

I'm more excited by this project than I have been on any for a while.

But it would help to have that book.

PS - Apologies to regular readers on the paucity of posts recently. My wargaming has dropped right off and I haven't got much painting done either. Hopefully something positive to right about in the next few weeks.

14 comments:

  1. Trebian,

    Very interesting. This looks like a project that falls right within my area of special wargaming interest. I look forward to seeing how this project develops over the coming months.

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. I thought you'd be interested. This is the project I was so not going to do. At least that's what I said before we went to Peru.

      It'll be a few months before I have anything solid to report. Nothing before CoW, I'm afraid.

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  2. Wow! Now that is a real order....so many figures. You lucky man.

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    1. It's 15mm stuff, so possibly not as much as you'd think. I also stacked them up to make them look more copious.

      I tend to buy once or twice a year and buy in bulk. I explained why here: http://wargaming4grownups.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/how-to-finish-wargames-project.html , which happens to be one of my most popular ever posts.

      In practice by working this way I save on postage and get the bulk discounts, if any.

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  3. And people say I do weird stuff!

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    1. Don't show your ignorance. This is a key war in the development of Latin America and was pivotal in Chile becoming a regional power and rendering Bolivia a land locked country.

      Also, first war to feature sea going conflict between ironclads.

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  4. Quite a pile of lead hitting your doorstep!
    South American Pacific Wars? That is an obscure one to me.
    Good luck!

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    1. So obscure there are 2 figure ranges available???? (Yep - 10mm & 15mm).

      I didn't know about it until I went on holiday down there. It's a war with resonances that persist today.

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    2. Well, I will be in Peru next month. Hopefully, I don't catch the bug!

      Looking forward to following this project.

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    3. Enjoy Peru, it is amazing. If you are going up into the mountains then be sure to take altitude pills (see your Doctor). We've been to higher altitude but it's different in Peru because of the humidity.

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    4. Yes, we will be at altitude visiting Cusco, SV, and Machu Picchu. Hopefully, we can avoid the complications of altitude sickness.

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    5. All those are wonderful. MP is stunning, - quite amazing. Fully meets all expectations. And the train journey up there is pretty special too.

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