Beavers? BEAVERS!? Yes, beavers.
Well… it’s been a busy couple of weeks around the Brown household! Dance classes and violin lessons wrapping up, with extra rehearsals and recitals, we’re still getting ready for our year end reporting next Monday – desperately trying to finish up a few projects for that - and a final violin concert this weekend. In the middle of this the copy of Game of Thrones Season Five I requested finally arrived at the library (being a newly-released DVD there was no chance we’d be able to renew it and thus had 10 hours of TV watching to do in one week) and we got a call from our family doctor a couple hours after The Boy went for a blood test, saying we need to get to the hospital PRONTO! Turns out the lab found he had a blood-glucose level of 42, which is apparently super high – like undiagnosed Type One Diabetes kind of high! So that ended up with us spending the afternoon in Pediatric Emergency and a couple days (and a couple of sleepless nights!) up in the Pediatric ward…
Usually I get a lot of painting done when watching TV series – I kind of just listen and half watch while painting, but I’ve just been so worn out and tired I couldn’t even focus on miniatures I was wanting to paint – even with my new reading glasses! So I actually just WATCHED the whole season.
I also, FINALLY, got a bit of a vegetable garden planted this last week… It’s a bit late, but hopefully we’ll get a bit out of it. I never got around to planting anything last year. May is just too busy…
Anyway, on to the minis!
(Remember: click on the pictures for a bigger version):
The 2nd and 3rd Trench Mortar batteries. (Figures are from Old Glory Miniatures)
As I’ve probably mentioned before, I’ve been trying to put together entire brigades from each of the different manufacturers of 28mm Great War figures (well, makers of Late War British – that can be passed off as Canadians – at least!). Unfortunately not all the manufacturers of Great War Miniatures make trench mortars (I’m looking at YOU, Wargames Foundry and Brigade Games!!). So a few of the brigades will have Miniatures attached from other manufacturers – which drives that little OCD part of me CrAzY!? (Also the brigades made up of my OWN models will have trench mortar batteries made by others as I’m too lazy/don’t have the time or skillz to make masters for a trench mortar – but for some reason that doesn’t irritate me so…)
Some spare figures from Old Glory Miniatures that will be pressed into service as Brigade staff and signaler/runners.
Just… don’t ask… It seemed like a good idea at the time…
(miniatures from North Star Figures)
Coming soon on Tim’s Miniature Wargaming Blog:
More Canadians of the first division. Actually now I have the Trench mortars finished up I could take a pictures of the whole 2nd Brigade – which I now complete!
I totally broke my gaming budget for the year and ordered the next three brigades worth of figures (from Wargames Foundry, First Corps , and Gripping Beast/Woodbine Design) so hopefully they’ll be start showing up soon-ish and I’ll get to work on those. I was going to order one more brigade from Irregular Miniatures just to be a completist.