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  1. Quartered Safe Out Here is a brilliant book.
  2. This is a very original idea. The diorama looks excellent....
  3. Everyone's mileage will vary, but here's my personal list of favorite Flashman books by George MacDonald Fraser: 01. Flashman in the Great Game (1975) 02. Flashman at the Charge (1973) 03. Flashman and the Mountain of Light (1990) 04. Flashman’s Lady (1977) 05. Flashman and the Dragon (1985) 06. Flashman (1969) 07. Flashman and the Tiger (1999) Books 08 to 12 are really all 8th equal 08. Flashman on the March (2005) 09. Royal Flash (1970) 10. Flashman and the Redskins (1982) 11. Flash for Freedom (1971) 12. Flashman and the Angel of the Lord (1994)
  4. All and any praise -- rather shamelessly accepted...... Fact is, I love this hobby.
  5. The British Isles has experienced some, relatively unknown, but absolutely amazing history, if you know where to look for it -- and other countries seem to find it fascinating as well. For example; this documentary was shown on one of the national CCTV stations a couple of weeks ago and I'm told it attracted huge viewing figures. It was dubbed into Chinese but still had the English subtitles, which was somewhat bizarre.
  6. Cheers mate. I guess I could have done a better job of painting the Sepoys. These are all resin figures that were gifted to me by the manufacturer in Hong Kong after I explained the project I was working on; (i.e. they're not cheap recasts from Taobao). The resin material was difficult to work with, being pretty brittle and prone to breakages. I had to cut away the arms to get access for the paintbrush and they were, (generally speaking), an absolute pain in the neck to complete, which probably accounts for my less-than-stellar paintjobs on them. The rest of the characters are a mix of white metal kits and generic toy soldiers, all of them converted to some extent -- some extensively so. The final three, now OOP and very rare, figures were kindly sourced on my behalf by a good friend of mine in the States. They actually took over 2 months to be delivered and at one point I had given up on ever receiving them. As mentioned in my original post, they were stuck in NYC for an entire month before someone finally remembered to send them on. Transit time, (USA to China), wasn't too bad, but the shipping box then got stored for a couple of weeks in the leaky tin-roofed concrete holding shed out the back of the local Customs facility before they decided to release the shipping box to our local post office. I almost gave the postman a few bucks as a tip when he pulled around to our place and delivered the box -- but manfully resisted that particular temptation... It all worked out in the end though and the diorama now looks good in the display unit at the back of my man-cave.
  7. Have you seen this in the diorama section Paul?
  8. I have always liked "Flashman in the Great Game". In fact, I'd have to say it's my personal favorite of all 12 books in the series. (Then again -- they're all brilliant). To me, GMF added a lot of depth to the complex fictional character he had created; going so far as to reveal that Flashy was not quite the cowardly poltroon he claimed to be. I also love "Flashman and the Tiger", although it did attract a fair amount of criticism on its release. As you say, the details provided in GMF's notes can be an excellent resource for anyone that's relatively unfamiliar with Victorian history.
  9. But, but...I still dress like that...
  10. I tend to re-read the books every couple of years. but not on public transport as the sight of someone regularly bursting out with laughter can attract strange looks from fellow passengers...
  11. Yeah, I like that particular photo as well... Thanks Dave...
  12. Yeah, it was a lot of fun putting this one together. Shame it took ages to complete due to events beyond my control.
  13. Was glad to help out with the various clarifications and additional info...
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