Monday, 19 September 2011

At gnome today in the KFC...

Monday Holiday in Edinburgh has meant I am not at Work today,unlike the rest of the family. It has been a busy day with some school work to plan, housework,shopping,garden tidying and of course some hobby time! I have painted and based figures for some skirmish gaming I hope to do ,set in that small corner of the Mohawk Valley that is the KFC. Karl Frederick County, home to immigrants from the Duchy of Tradgardland that find themselves caught up in the awi/American revolution.
The photos include the first figures for both sides .Firstly the British Rangers and their Iroquois allies .Secondly KFC militia and rifle armed woodsmen. I also took Blue Bear Jeff's advice and watched some of the "Last of the Mohican's on dvd over lunch- excellent film as ever! A simpler lifestyle in some ways I guess.One which sense tells me not to over romanticise.

Finally I could not resist posting a picture of my gnomes which I found when cleaning up outside today. The small one belonged to my Grandma and dates to the 1930s.It is made of some odd rubbery composition stuff and originally pushed a wee barrow . The second bigger gnome,made of terracotta ,I chose in the mid 1960s and I have had ever since.He originally carried a wooden rake. They evoke memories for me of my family garden and that of my grandma. They continue to bring me pleasure after all theses years I have to admit...


  1. Glad you got some hobby time in among all the chores. Great figures and great gnomes too.

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