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zaterdag 4 januari 2014

Happy New Year!

I wish you all a good and healthy 2014, and may all your wishes come true.

It's been a while since I posted something here on my blog, but I had a very busy time during the winter hollidays. That's what you get when you are a former cook, so I was the one who cooked the Christmas dinner. In fact I did it two days one a rowe. I will not bother you with the details but it took me some days for organising it.

Second thing is I was working on my hobby room. Now it's almost finished, and just a few things have to be done, before I take some pictures and show it to you all. If all goes well I will have the last piece of furniture that I'm missing tomorrow. More about this later on this month.

I also spended one day at the hospital, because I needed some small surgery on my left ear. That was two days before the new year. Bad planning I know, but it had to be done. The risk for ear infections was to big. Now that is solved.

But I think I was a good boy in 2013, because Santa didn't forget me. He brought me some nice things and made my mountain of plastic grow again.

The first thing is a box from good old Airfix. They are reissuing the old sets from when I was young. These Australian Infantry from WW2. I used to have these, but I've lost them. Now I have them back. They are in a harder plastic as the first ones, but they still look fantastic, and it will be a joy to paint them.


Next is a small box of the Art of Tactic sets from Zvezda. Really nice figures to make a small vignette. And always good when I want to do something in between.


Then there was a box of Italeri with the French Foreign Legion in it. Actually these figures are original from Esci, but Italeri brought them back on the market.


The next things I purchased myself but had to land under the Christmas tree. It was an agreement I had to make with my wife, or she didn't give me the permission to purchase them at e-bay.
It was an old lot of figures and buildings from Atlantic I was after and the price was very low when I jumped in bidding. I won the bid of course, otherwise I wouldn't be writing this.
The package contains figures of the following sets: Buffalo BillDavy CrockettKit Carson and Gold Rush. From these sets there was one sprue each. But the best things I show you with some pictures.

Abilene City:




Sioux Camp. I still miss one figure of this set. The other figures I purchased at CRISIS last year.


Outlaws and Sheriffs. A very rare set. And it was the main reason, together with the town houses, I started bidding. And they are in excellent shape. These figures were several times in the package. I didn't count them but there are a lot of them. One figure I don't show here. If you want to see the whole set, have a look here.


Some bigger pictures of the figures. Ladies first.

Calamity Jane.

Calamity Jane in sunday dress.

The Sheriff.

Wild Bill.

And some outlaws.

Ouch! That hurts!

Ouch again! This even hurts more!




To complete the whole thing I also received some brushes (sorry Fran!) and paints. So you see that Santa (and my wife!) were very good for me.

Next post will be some panted figures again (or one! :-D)

Have a good one and thanks for looking!

Welcome to my blog!!!!!

35 opmerkingen:

  1. That looks like a good loot. You must have been good as gold. ;-)

    Happy new year, Peter!

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  2. woow !! the Atlantic sets are excellent ! I've seen the complete Abilene set but it was too expensive....
    Which figure of the Sioux Camp is missing ? it's possible that I have it ...
    Sheriffs and Outlaws : a must !! I don't have it, sadly
    (I'm curious to know why one figure is not on the picture... )
    The French Legion is a a good set too !
    You have some work to do !

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    1. .... oh, I forgot to say : Bonne Année, mon ami !

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    2. Thanks Pascal! Message send! ;-)

      Greetings
      Peter

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  3. Happy new year Peter , great models !
    Cheers

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  4. Great stuff Peter, have a good year!

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  5. Looks like a great haul you got. Happy New Year Peter!

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  6. Good show Peter. A nice wee haul. All the best for the new year mate.

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  7. Happy New Year !
    Nice miniatures ... looking forward to the painted versions.

    Greetings,
    Mario

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    1. Thanks Mario! For the painted versions you will have to wait a while! To many projects are running at the same time. First I have to finish a few! :-D

      Greetings
      Peter

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  8. A grand Christmas collection Peter, Happy New Year to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks Ray! And to your family to!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  9. Happy New Year.
    Nostalgia rises and that reminds me these cowboys and Indians.
    Once when I was little (1958-9), these were sold in a rubber band attached to a long candy cane.
    Cowboys were brown (chocolate), red Indians (fruit).
    Guess, Which are the more.

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    1. Thanks maximex! I guess it were the choclate ones! :-D

      Greetings
      Peter

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  10. Happy New Year Peter, what a splendid array of loot, my heart skipped a beat when I saw those Airfix models - a real blast from the past.

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    1. Thanks Michael! At this moment they are only reissuing the WW2 figures. I hope the Napoleonic figures will follow!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  11. New Year? What New Year? It is already January 5th!! :-)
    Nice hoard!! You have a lot of painting work ahead of you now

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    1. Thanks Benito! I'm a bit slow this these days! Hollidays, you know? :-D

      Greetings
      Peter

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  12. Hola
    Muy buenas las piezas
    Feliz 2014
    UN SALUDO

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  13. Happy New Year for you and yours!
    Regards
    Rafa

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  14. Oh, so sorry to hear about the surgery, Peter, hope your hearing is well now?
    My late father was a cook too, but he almost never cooked for us :) The funny thing is that I often cater and make cakes for money :)

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    1. Thanks DEZ! Everything is fine now with my ear. Hey and you noticed the part of the cooking! It's been a long time since I made a cake! Time to make one. I mostly cook in the weekends. ;-)

      Greetings
      Peter

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  15. A nice hoard of figures you got there. Those Australians reminded me of childhood. Had a couple of boxes of those. Long gone now.

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    1. Thanks Neil! Childhood memories are always good!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  16. Hi Peter,the Atlantic, Outlaws & Sheriff is a rear set to find these days. Lucky You. BB

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    1. Thanks Paul! Now they are save in a box! ;-)

      Greetings
      Peter

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