Well, not that much really, but Jung-Tilly finally have their own musketeers and various other bits have been based and textured. I have also added a few artillery pieces and crews to my Thirty Years' War collection, along with a couple more generals - I will photograph and post soon.
One of my major focal points is the subject of this missive, however. Let me begin at the beginning....
I had a sofa.
It was a big, leather three-seater.
It was very comfortable as a seat, not to mention an occasional bed, but also found use by my smaller children as trampoline, bouncy castle, stage and various other play items.
It was looking sorry for itself, ailing more than a little, so had to go to the great sofa rest home in the sky.....
To get it to the hearse, it had to be dismantled, resulting in several wooden feet being removed, a spark of an idea forming in my mind as I "saved" four of these feet. They were all I had left of my lost, leathery love.........
1) One foot to be given to each of my adult nephews.
2) The remit was to build a terrain piece using the wooden foot.
3) The finished terrain piece had then to feature in a scenario, either centrally as the scenario focus or just somewhere on the table.
4) I might sort out a small prize for the best....
Here is my take. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Frances De....(or Henri De _ _ d'Auvergne if you prefer).
|Two shots of the source material, this second one showing the pronounced curve to two sides of the original foot.|
|The front aspect, with steps formed from spare plastic 25x50mm bases.|
|Guess where they throw the slops out...|
|The view up....|
|The view down...|
That would be giving too much away!