|The first company of Belmont Rifles.|
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
Friday, February 5, 2016
Shiny and new
It was a rainy day and I didn't feel like working so........
I took my 3 test castings, cleaned them up and applied paint. Not exactly professional sculpting or mold making but I'm pretty pleased with them overall. A little rough but gloss paint and numbers will deflect the eye. I'll hopefully get the next 9 cast tomorrow followed later by 2 more units, 1 red, 1 rifle green. The original plan then calls for me to rework the master to add a low shako and pack and make a new mold.
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Born and raised in the suburbs of Montreal, 5 years in the Black Watch of Canada Cadets, 5 years at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean followed by 4 in the navy. 25 years with CPC in IT simultaneous with 23 years running a boarding kennel. Inherited my love of toy soldiers from my mother's father. Married with a Whippet, 10 Italian Greyhounds, 4 cats and a bird. Prematurely retired and looking forward to leisure to game, garden and sculpt in our 150 yr old farmhouse.