EXCERPT 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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Still Carrying On

Its been another one of those non hobby weeks. My intention has always been to limit non hobby related posts but life does seem to keep cropping up as does death.
For the past 4 1/2 years we have been caring for my wife's invalid mother. On Monday morning, 3 weeks shy of her 92nd birthday, she slipped away peacefully in her  sleep. As good a way to go as any.
Needless to say it has not been a hobby week but life goes on despite changes. I'm once again left in some indecision as to which figures in which quantities to make then paint for my main interest so I've plucked some ready to paint figures off the shelf to paint for something else. Almost time for the annual Prince Valiant game as Prince Michael escorts the Mysterious Green Damsel through the Perilous Forest.


  1. Your family are in both our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Sorry to hear about your mother. My own mother is 86 and in poor health, though not with us. Thinking of you and your family.


  3. Sorry to hear if your mother in laws passing. I remember her keen sense of humour.

    1. Thanks Peter. Probably from my Roy St days, that's a decade or three ago!

    2. Thanks Peter. Probably from my Roy St days, that's a decade or three ago!

  4. Sorry to hear of the death in your family - but a good way to go ! , Tony

  5. My condolences for you and your wife's loss . . . but as you say, a better way to pass on than many.

    -- Jeff

  6. Sorry to hear about your mother-in-law, Ross. Inevitable of course, but when the parents go it still brings the sense of our own mortality closer into focus. Well, here's to many more years for you and your wife.