Friday 30 November 2012

341 Re-Sculpting a Legend

Here's a post for my more established readers; many of whom will be familiar with my Regimental Mascot: 'After the War'. Here he is in his original guise (made and painted by Mrs. Drax, years ago):
...and here he is in his current incarnation.
THIS post is about his W-i-P successor:
He's being made - with love - to accompany my new Standard Bearer who'll be part of the regimental liaison team I'm putting together for Zzzzzz over at Devos IV.
So far I've just blocked him out; that very distinctive corgi shape (much like a lopsided Ottoman stool with ears) is made from Fimo modelling clay, simply because I had some lying around and because it always reminds me of my ol' mum.
He's based on our ANCIENT AND VENERABLE pet corgi, Cadfael, who turned sixteen last month and who grew up in Chicago before moving to the UK. He rocks, but he's pretty slow and increasingly lumpy these days. Here he is when in his prime:
Here he is last week at the beach (that is sand, honest!):
And here he is tonight, as he looked on distainfully at my attempts at photography. You can see in this pic his main lump on his chest:
Poor old thing.

Love that dog; love him.

Thanks, All.

Take care,

- Drax.

Thursday 22 November 2012

340 Thanksgiving Progress and Conversion Report

Hi All,

...and Happy Thanksgiving! Or - as we call it here in the UK - "Thursday".

I'm only just managing to stand up now, after my visiting Chicagoan Mother-in-Law cooked a turkey the size of Luxembourg!

And for once I've got a 40K update for you: part of a liaison team from the 2/24th Cadian that I'm putting together for the marvellous Zzzzzz over at Devos IV:
On the left, my B Coy Liaison Officer - a simple headswap with one of the brilliant new heroic 'beret' heads by Steve at Mad Robot Miniatures... but on the right a FW figure with all sorts of 'pack-rat' bits and a converted left hand - carefully ignoring his wounds and the battle around him in order to ensure The Boss's tea is just as he likes it. He's clearer in the expanded view.

Interested to hear your thoughts, everyone, if you'd be so kind.


- D.

Saturday 10 November 2012

339 Reinforcements have Arrived!

Born at home in cottage, 9th November 2012, 8lbs, 6oz: a second baby daughter!
Both mum and new arrival are very, very well (not least after a good night's sleep!) and Drax is a very, very proud daddy.


- Chris.

PS: No name yet, so although Mrs Drax will almost certainly veto any blog suggestions...have at it!