EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Please Stand By

Regular readers may have noticed a relative scarcity of posts in the last while. Fear not I haven't actually given up my hobby just run into persistent, recurring , domestic  logistical issues regarding a reliable supply of hot and cold running water.  Somehow even when not actually exercising the power of colourful language on inanimate objects its been hard to focus on other things apart from a few moments of painting to calm my nerves. ( The refurbished British are now up to three units)



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  1. Ahh yes "the power of colourful language on inanimate objects". I've used it often and to no avail. I guess it just makes me feel better. I think I curse the most doing plumbing.

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  2. Water does rank slightly ahead of blogging and painting. I suppose you could use the time to threaten some of your more poorly behaving units with being melted down for solder for the plumbing project.

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    1. Luckily no solduring this time., all rubber and clamps. Maybe I should get some of those kinky wired war figures. Ilsa et al.

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  3. I have just finished paying a small fortune in boiler and radiator repairs-I feel your pain! Now all i need to do is decorate again with all the water damage!

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  4. Ross,

    Colorful language and spell casting have little effect on inanimate objects. Overwhelming physical violence is what is needed.

    Helpfully yours,

    Chris

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    1. Well I did put a torch to the rubber piping, does that count?

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  5. Damn real life! There have been a few outbreak of that here too. Keep smiling. Or swearing.

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    1. Reverse order Tim I swore!#@! then I smiled :)

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