History is Fun

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!!!

I wish all of you a Happy New Year!!!

I did get a chance to finish my gift from my Secret Santa! So again Thank You and you can enjoy the pictures of HMS King George V.

I also got a package in the mail today from Russia with the six 28mm figures that I ordered from Warhansa miniatures.  I have to say that the figures are very well made and the poses of the miniatures are full of action. These will be a pleasure to paint up.

I will post pictures of the miniatures as I get them done.

Well have a great New Year!!!

Good by 2015 and welcome 2016!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Painting

Well my short break from work is coming to an end for three days of work before another 4 day weekend.

So I was able to do some painting, actually it was a very productive weekend, even with all the Christmas activities. 

So here is what I was able to paint up in just one day.

We have two supply wagons with some cavalry escorts.  One is Union and one is Confederate.  They will be used as Army HQ's. 


The flag is big and I love the colors!

The whole unit on the move!

I was also able to finish up my first unit for the club's 30 Years War project using Pikeman's Lament.  I tried to paint them up to represent cavalry from Bavaria. They should be rated as Elite Trotters in the game which will cost me a total of 6 of the 24 points for my Bavarian Army. I decided to use one figure per base for the cavalry but for the infantry I will use the 3-2-1 basing system in the rules.

The officer can be used in the unit or as the commander of the Company. I have two additional troopers to take his place in the Trotter unit.

I grew up, for a few years, in Bavaria so I figured it would be a good force to start building my army for Pikeman's Lament.

The troops are ready for action!

I also started to prep to paint a unit of Forlorn Hope Infantry which I will paint over my next 4 day weekend.

The 4 troopers

Well I hope you all have a good weekend!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thank you to my Secret Santa!!!

Well the gifts are all unwrapped and I must say I am very happy with my gift from my Secret Santa!

From the GHQ Website

Thank you for the GHQ King George V Battleship miniature! It will be painted up as the HMS King George V.  I have painted up her sister ship HMS Prince of Whales.

My painted version of HMS Prince of Whales

This will be a great addition to my WWII Naval collection!

I also got a great gift from my Fiance Cathrine, She got me a Gold Membership to the Vasa Museum here in Stockholm! It is a great gift and I am very glade to be able to go to this amazing museum free at any time during this coming year. If you would like to know about the Vasa or the membership check out the information here: Friends of the Vasa

The Vasa on my second visit to the museum, I have been here 3 times so far.

In two years I will be able to go on board the Vasa! Wow that will be a memorable day!!

Scale model of the Vasa!

Again Thank you to my Secret Santa!!
I hope to find out who you are!
Merry Christmas!!!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!!!

Hi all I hope you will all have a Merry Christmas this year!

Since I am living in Sweden I will get to open all my gifts tomorrow on the 24th. 
I should have some pictures of my gift from my Secret Santa. I will work on getting it painted up since a shipment of miniatures coming from Russia has not arrived yet.

Oh and when the party gets boring you can always turn on this tune!!! Enjoy!

Drunken Sailor

I hope all of you have a great Christmas!!!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Star Wars!!!!!

Wow what a great movie!

I really enjoyed the new instalment of Star Wars! It is very good and I highly recomend going to see it in 3D!!!

I took my Finace and she has not seen any of the Star Wars movies and she enjoyed the movie! The hook is still there so take somone who is new to the Star Wars movies.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

28mm and 6mm painting

Hi all!

Well it has been a busy weekend with a few trips into town to see some entertainment.  I was able to get some painting done this weekend.

First is the 28mm Hinterland miniature.

I love how they look and it painted up really well.
I was painting the single figure to work on painting face. I think she came out OK.

Next up was an Union Army command stand for my growing 6mm ACW Union Army.

I hope you all have a good weekend.


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Hunting in Stockholm....

Hi all,

Today me and my Fiance went to central Stockholm for a safari! Yes we were in search of the Jarv, or Wolverine.

We spend a good part of the day at Skansen in both the zoo and in the Christmas Market. It was a great day.

Now I will do some painting tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Three Brigades of Union Infantry

Hi everyone!
I hope all is well in your part of the world.

This week I was successful in completing these Three Brigades of Infantry in 6mm.

I added a special flag to one of the Brigades, instead of the standard Regimental flag I added a flag that is dear to my heart. It is from the state that I call home in the U.S.A. can you see it and if so what state does it belong to?

Have a great week!