Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Photos from the old Hartenstein Museum

These ones are from the basement of the old Hartenstein Museum before the renovations were done - also taken in 2007 I think - or it may have been 2009.  Anyway, some nice lifesize dioramas. 

Now if only someone would make a model of the dozer in 20mm !




Monday, June 10, 2013

Carentan Military Vehicle show 2007

Seeing a post on a forum I frequent of footage of an Achilles and Coment reminded me of a trip on June 7 to a military vehicle show at Carentan in Normandy.  Lots of great vehicle you could walk around, lots of renactors also.

Here is a few of the nicer shots.


And a special treat for those interested in captured French equipment - not at Carentan but in front of the US Airborne musuem / shop at Dead Man's Corner.


Sunday, June 2, 2013

Progress on the Military History Library Annexe

Things have been quiet around here on the blog front and the painting (miniatures) front.  The main reason is that I have been labouring away with the DIY bug on building the bookcases for the military history annexe to our library.

You may recall from my post at the beginning of March that we had quite a bit to repair after the old builtin wardrobe was removed.  So after gyprocking, searching for a matching cornice and struggling with out of alignment and damaged wall, I can happily report that the room once again looks like a whole room.


Might not look like much to you, but when I consider this is how it looked in March when the wardrobe was removed, then I am happy.

I have also started construction of the bookcases and yesterday installed the bottom cases.  This is just the carcase - there is still a shelf, then much higher carcases to come on top and then a nicely detailed face frame.  The wood is all cut for the remaining carcases - just need to rip down to size a thick piece of MDF for the shelf. 

It has rained heavily here most of the weekend and so I have been curtailed as I need the heavy saw setup in the garden to proceed.  Next weekend is a long weekend so I have great hopes and plans - as long as the rain holds off.

Despite the workload on the construction front, I have found time to continue the search for new and old interesting books and I am glad to inform you that more have been acquired.  Don't know yet whether the bookcases when finished will be big enough.