I now have the Auxilliary archers on the paint tray, primed, and really enjoying painting these wonderful figures. As you know my memory is not the best and I missed a pack of four archers to give me a unit of twenty men, I phoned Keith at Aventine and asked if he could take an order for one pack of men so that I could get on painting them (OCD again), he very generously said no problem and he would send them out that afternoon, he refused to take any payment. I received said packet very quickly and it made my day.
I also thought you might like see one of the things I made a special trip to the less than salubrious Naples to find, Dean Martin, a favourite of mine, sang a bit about Naples, I wonder if he ever went there. Anyway I found Alexander in all his glory, well worth the stifling train journey and fear of running into the local Camorra. I did make a dash for the station at the end of the day however when the missus threw 10Euros at the taxi driver when he demanded 20 for a ten minute drive. But yes, I would take a bullet for her obviously, just not the ire of an Italian taxi driver.
|This is a model of Pompeii, a fantastic site to visit as is Herculaneum.|