Friday, 22 November 2013

Saturday Morning and the box of delights...

The week has gone quite well but I am exhausted on it. I came home Friday afternoon ,saw a parcel had arrived  but needed more than forty winks before feeling like opening it.It was from a State Tankette Factory in Tratvia aka Tim Gow...
Here is the box in the process of being unpacked as the goodies are revealed.Interesting 1970s type lloonngg trucks but they will serve well alongside the rest. Most exciting so far.
More unwrapping later and more is revealed. German armour etc in snow camoflague as well as three primed Japanese tanks in the foreground and some armoured  cars and self propelled guns in the middle.
My favourites are probably the tanks converted from bren carriers- just the sort of think the Volare- Cantare engineers would like and the tankettes in all their glory.Does anyone make leather coated/hemeted tank crew in 20mm?
The Tratvian gift has me thinking.Will I open up an Eastern Front ( I have loads of plastic Russians and in the tradition of "Battle Practical wargaming I am more than happy to mix nationalities of tanks etc- need a soviet type imagination name- any thoughts chaps)  with the snowy camouflaged vehicles and the heavy armour I already have. Thus  leaving a lighter ,earlier period infantry  predominating to fight between Volare-Cantare and The Imperium.Or will all get mixed in together.Much enjoyable thinking and planning to be undertaken...
I plan an easy weekend doing very little.A walk uptown to do some shopping in the company of my eldest, home over the weekend from Uni, along a tree lined cycle path which was the old railway line.. Miniature Wargaming to be picked up at WHS and a few other items too. Other than that mainly reading,dozing, watching tv and maybe a small game/painting set up if energy allows.
Finally  viewing and reading recommendations at the side- do give them a whirl...

6 comments:

  1. Wow there what a good collection of goodies Alan. Have a nice weekend

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  2. Tradgardmastare,

    What a wonderful collection of vehicles to add to your growing collection! The tanks converted from Bren Gun carriers are particularly interesting ... and could be any nationality in origin.

    I did come up with an imagi-nation based on the old Soviet Union. It is called SPUR (Soviet Peoples' United Republic) and I am thinking of using for my Eastern Front/Great Patriotic War project.

    Glad to hear that your first week back at work was not too difficult.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Tradgardmastare,

    I forgot to mention that SPUR was originally called Rusland before the revolution.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  4. Hi Alan

    Keep up the hobby work, it's good for your soul.

    How about 'Rasputia' or 'Romanovia'?

    Jim

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  5. Well done for making it through the week. A nice reward at the end from Mr. Gow.

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  6. I was about to suggest the Union of Republican Socialist Soviets (URSS) but I so like SPUR as an alternative! Another possibility is Republic of Eastern Democracies (RED).

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