Sunday, 18 December 2016

THANK YOU

For those few of my members who do not know..... Chris over at http://cstoesen.blogspot.co.uk Also know as "Wargaming Odds and ends!" runs a SANTA CLAUS event where people each paint a figure and send it to another blogger. It is a great idea. But last year it just did not work out for me. I painted a figure and sent it of hoping to get one in return. That after all is the plan of the whole event. I saw the figure I sent off arrive and get posted on my recipients blog. And that was great I had done my part. The one coming for me had not arrived before Christmas. So I thought it would arrive by New Year. It did not. I contacted Chris and let him know. Chris was brilliant and in no way do I affix any blame on him. None what so ever. he is a decent bloke. But needless to say I was disappointed.

 I contacted Chris again on 1st May as still no Santa Claus painted figure had arrived. By this stage I had gotten over the disappointment (well only just).

In October Chris put the call out again for Santa Claus painted figures on his blog (A good blog and worth a look if you don't know it). So In the comments section I explained that mine had not arrived but despite this I was willing to paint a figure for another blogger if theirs did not arrive as it was either lost or not sent.

I thought no more about it... Until Friday!  I contacted Chris once more and was informed
Chris's email reply below.

 "I had actually several people ask me about it who wanted to do something.  I am glad that you are happy about it.  The hobby has many very good people in it.  Every now and then there are exceptions.

Merry Christmas.

Chris"
 
So I just want to thank the very kind person who has done this for me. I am very thankful and very pleased to be part of such a great and generous hobby. To you sir (or Madam) I raise a glass and drink your health. It will be opened with much delight on the 25th
 
 
Mean while back at the ranch! I have done just a little bit of prep. Not giving anything away, but these will not be the first things I paint. That will most likely be some Zulus. Or some WW1 Cavalry, not sure yet. The Ferdinand (not elephant) is 15mm Zvesda and is my Back up post for the "East Bonus round". It may go in the East Bonus round as Ferdinands never fought in Western Europe, while Elephants did. (and yes there is a difference!)
 
While Prep does continue I am planning another SOtTR post on Tuesday as I clear my painting table ready for the challenge. So with luck that will be something to look forward to! Or not if you have no interest in SotTR!

16 comments:

  1. Marvellous posting, Clint, and what a fantastic new arrival. Of course, I must also thank you for the four "SotTR" American soldiers which have just been delivered. I'm extremely grateful to you for your generosity and you can expect a "SotTR" US Forces posting (and thank you) soon on my blog :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon. I am glad the figures have arrived for you as well. I look forward to seeing them painted.

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  2. Clint, I'm glad that someone has stepped up, thoroughly deserved in my opinion. This hobby does tend to be like that with very generous folk who think nothing of passing on models that they think the other would like often without asking.

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    1. Thank you Andy. I agree we have so many truly generous people in our hobby.

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  3. I would say that most gamers are decent, generous and kind-hearted people. It is always nice to read about the kindness of others. I'm glad it all worked out well for you.

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    1. Thank you Bryan, one has to feel humbled by others in times like this.

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  4. I'm not a great beleiver in karma but occassionally some things just turn out 'right' and this is one of those instances.
    from wht I can tel (of you) - couldn't have happened to nicer bloke.

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    1. Thank you Joe. While it would have been better to have received it last year. I am very pleased to get it this year. But it would be even better if the person involved had stepped up and NOT left it to a good Samaritan.

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  5. A nice tail, I do find most true Wargames's are a generous bunch 😀

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  6. A very nice gesture from somebody :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. I am very grateful for the gift. Although I wish it were not sent not because I am in any way disappointed, but because |I just wish the first person would have carried out the spirit of the event last year. I see little reason another should pay for another's failure.

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  7. What a wonderful hobby with have, cracking post Clint.

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    1. Thank you Michael. It would be better not to have sent an extra but to have worked in conduction with the Santa Claus last year. Now I feel be holding to another kind soul when clearly it is not their fault or responsibility.

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  8. Elefants! why is there not one called a camel?

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    1. Thank you Dave. I think the war ended before certain tanks were named after animals. But England had a Tortoise if that help any!

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