I had already decided that I did not want black because at shows pretty much everyone wears black or faded black. The company had a choice of about 15 colours for tee shirts and as many if not more colours for ink. Some combinations I just knew I was not going to use Pink tee shirt with leopard skin ink for example. Perhaps I could have been a little more adventurous, without going that far. Maybe next time I will.
As you can see I finally settled on Navy blue shirt with white writing. Very safe, conservative and not likely to hurt anyone's eyes! I hope it will both blend in with the other bloggers and yet among that crowd next year at Salute be slightly more colourful than the average "black clad blogger".
Across the back at shoulder height a simple and effective reminder of the blog name and still in keeping with the message on the front. "KEEP CALM AND ROLL THE DICE.......anything but a one" Overall I am very pleased with how it came out. I think the colour is right for the slogan as is the type face on both the front and the back.
The second parcel was far more interesting to all you wargaming types. It contained figures. Not only did it contain figures but they were the right scale, period and make. All this is normal you would think. And so it would be IF and I do stress the IF I had ordered them. The truth of the matter is that David Crook at A Wargaming Odyssey very kindly and generously sent them to me. I think I have only met David once or maybe twice in real life so I feel the gift was a fantastically generous act. It has made me realise what a kind and wonderful bunch we are in the wargaming community. Therefore the important point I wish to make today is how great it is to be in a hobby where people support each other. It does not matter what scale or period you play, and let's be honest most of us will play anything/everything, what does matter is that we all support each other sometimes with gifts or kind words or information or encouragement. I am a wargamer and proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of you.
|Thanks David (here's the swag!)
Until Sunday and I write this again have fun
KEEP CALM AND ROLL THE DICE
anything but a one.