I've mentioned before how inspiring Paul is over on Plastic Warriors. His dedication to the refurb leads the way, not to mention his Soviet levels of tank production! So, I was somewhat chuffed to see that Paul had picked this humble blog as one of those he has given a 'LIEBSTER AWARD' to. Brilliant ! Many thanks, Paul!! I will, of course, be posting soon on my choices. Watch this space.
I find it very interesting that so many toy soldier/wargamer bloggists are native English-speakers - from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, the USA. There is something in that that I find comforting in a very rapidly changing world. And, I suppose, it all goes back to the French and Indian War. There was a Frenchie once who said, 'My homeland is my language' - which is an interesting debating point. Also, Bismarck once said that the most important fact for the then coming 20th Century was that the USA and the UK spoke English; although, famously, Churchill also said that the Americans and the British were a people divided by the same language. But it is not just the inheritors of the FIW that are part of the Communion, as there are bloggers from Sweden and Italy, for example, who pitch in, and Giano's recent post about a Forces of Valor KV2 build sent me into my loft to dig out an old Fujimi version of the KV2:
The model has been sitting in an open box in the loft for about five years, so the way in which the dust has gathered on the tank is interesting, gathering, as it did, in the nooks and crannies, but not really on the raised surfaces.
Finally, at the end of this ramble, another view of the marvellous Upper Canada blockhouse: