In amongst the coughing and spluttering of this lingering cold, I managed to get a few more models painted for my Greatsword unit, the Red Bears of Mecklenburg. Here are five guys who'll be taking their place on main base of models.
And here's the unit mascot (and musician). While looking through the Greatsword sprues I cam across the head of a grizzled veteran, sporting an eye-patch just like the bear. A quick snip and a little trimming and this perfect combo were born.
An finally, for this post at least, we have another Greatsword. It's actually the "Captain with Gory Blade" from the Empire range. As I want to include a lot of the characterful metal models in this army, I figured he'd do well tucked in amongst the big guys.
So, on to the new "Charity Efforts" section of this blog.
In the movie "The Big Lebowski" there's a great line delivered by one of my favorite actors, Sam Elliot: Sometimes you hit the bar, and sometimes the bar hits you.
Basically what that means to me is that life has it's ups and downs. My take on this now is that when your life is in its upswing, and you've taken care of your own, you can start to spread a bit more of the love around. So, when I see people who are helping out others (be they family, friends, or complete strangers), I'll try to put them up on the sidebar of this blog.
This won't be something where I'm asking everyone to do something for someone else all the time. Sometimes though, you'll be at the peak of that upswing (where you're hitting the bar) and able to do what you can.
Until next time, happy hobbying!