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Friday, 8 December 2017

December Update

Well, that's the Carolingians and the Swedes finally off to their new homes in the Kingdom of Fife as well some more Gallic Celts to a chum across Edinburgh.

I have a continuing commission to produce some more Gallic Celts so am moving to finish off some skirmish bow and maybe another warband then maybe a commander or two like Vercingetorix or Eataweetabix.



Another first for me will be some BEF for a chum, some carriers, some 2 pounders and a few useless tanks.



Meanwhile my medical team tell me I have a massive tumour on my left kidney. Hope they don't interrupt my painting schedule too much. Last time I spoke to them they seemed awfully young.


Once they are done I hope to get my massive collection of Warhammer Epic Space Marines ready for sale. I hope to get to Vapnartak in February weather and surgeons permitting.


20 comments:

  1. Hope the investigations and treatments go well. You are in the good and capable hands of the young'uns. I have started to notice that all the adverts on TV are 'suddenly' filled with young people and that the adverts intended for me tend to be about comfy slippers, rising chairs and a variety of joint soothing creams!

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    1. Looking on the bright side tells me that I am offering experience opportunities to the newer generation of medics.

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  2. Glad to hear your staying positive , all the best wishes , Tony

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  3. All the best Duncan, good to read you are a novelty for young people.You should be paid for their privilege.

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    1. The future is our young people, god bless them.

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  4. Tough time for you, I am so sorry you feel you have to part with your collection.
    I hope and pray your treatment is successful and you can continue happily gaming for a long time to come.

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    1. No problem moving collections on that I no longer use. I am happy that someone else will get some pleasure from them.

      I have more than enough other collections to keep me going for some time yet.

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  5. All the very best, Jim.

    I meant to say a couple of posts ago that those Minifigs Swedes of yours were superb. I loved the flags in particular
    Best regards,
    WM

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    1. The flags were all handpainted from sketches made by a chum way back when except for the Swedish Grenadiers which I recently found on the internet.

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  6. Jim,

    You seem to be being very positive about life, and I hope that the surgery will be swift and successful. Meeting you is on my bucket list, and one day I hope to tick it off.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  7. Hi Bob

    Being positive is the only response I can provide. There is hope and there will be more hope if my medical team can come up with a plan including a timetable that will allow me to get on with my life. I'm not ready to give up yet.

    As far as meeting up our next best chance would be in York in February for Vapnartak. It's as far south as I normally go for a show not including Crisis in Antwerp although it is a bit north for you.

    You never know, one day.

    Jim

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  8. Jim,

    Funnily enough I was talking to my wife about the possibility of going to Antwerp next year. If I can persuade her, meeting at CRISIS might be a distinct possibility!

    All the best,

    Bob

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    1. I missed Crisis this year due to health concerns and I don't see that changing much in 2018.

      I am much more optimistic about Vapnartak this coming year as I expect that any surgery or treatment I will be receiving will be after rather than before.

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    2. Jim,

      I'll see how the dates fit in, and if it is possible I may well try to get to Vapnartak if I can.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  9. As far as I can tell at the moment if I take a pessimistic view of any potential treatment/surgery it will happen a week or two after Vapnartak. Of course if they offer sooner dates I will not be saying no.

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  10. All the best with your treatment, went through a bad time myself a while ago and staying positive is the best way forward, sad fact that doctors etc all look sooo young nowadays!!

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    1. When I was working I used to do a bit of IT mentoring to some young Post Graduate doctors in the local hospital. Some of them are now fairly senior medics, Professors and Consultants and they still look comparatively young to me. A front line medic that I saw last time I was in was almost indistinguishable from a schoolgirl.

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