As if to prove that others do take notice of my ramblings, my old friend Stephen Briddon contacted me recently to berate me for undermining his self-restraint. Only a few weeks later, he has sent me photos of his newly-painted 54mm WW2 figures.
The figures are Airfix, guns Britains and tanks are CTS. Inspired by my own efforts (gawd help him!), Steve has gone for the toy soldier look.
I'm delighted to be back in touch with Steve - although looking at this lot I suspect his wife may not fully share that elation...
So how do I know Steve? He was a member of Sheffield Wargames Society and Wargame Developments before going off to conquer new frontiers in the North American colonies. When he's not going for the 'traditional toy soldier' look Steve can paint smaller figures in disturbing detail - I still have figures which he painted for me in the 1990s - some 20mm WW2 Germans and a load of 15mm Napoleonics.