Summer holidays ahoy!
Posted by Martin on July 29, 2007
Now that the schools have broken up, my thoughts turn to Summer holidays – all the more so given that not only do I have two school-age children but a wife who teaches. So don’t expect too much posting here over August because we’ll be enjoying the fresh air in Scotland for as long as possible. However, I have an inivtation from David Imrie to visit his local club while we’re in Edinburgh and if that comes off, I’ll post a report here.
Over at Calpe Towers, Peter and his family will be closing up for the whole of August, a tradition which long-time Calpe followers will recall from previous years. That means that, although the figures are ready, the trail-at-arms musketeers won’t be released until September. There’s also going to be a set of charging musketeer figures and I’ve got news on the French and Saxon front. Peter doesn’t sculpt artillery pieces, caissons etc himself – he commissions those from somebody else. This weekend he met up with this supplier to commission and hand over research materials for French and Saxon artillery pieces. With luck, these will be released early in 2008.
Today, I’ve posted a fuller report from Peter on the Calpe Web site.
Through the Summer my thoughts will be geared toward the milestone of Colours at Newbury in early September. Peter and I still have a pact to both enter something at the painting competition. So I’m honour-bound to have someting good enough ready in time. Now that I’ve made a 100% firm decision to create Borstell’s brigade, I’m finding it much easier to focus my painting plans and that gives me real hope of being ready, even if it is only with a small offering like a command base or some volunteer jaegers or one or two artillery pieces.