Hesse-Kassel Regiments for my Blenheim 1704 Project

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
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Re: Hesse-Kassel Regiments for my Blenheim 1704 Project

Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:58 am

I don't want to stop your poetic outpourings but this thread has a somewhat other Subject :D :wink:
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Post by Ben Waterhouse » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:11 pm

Sorry, suitably chastened. :oops:
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:09 pm

Ben Waterhouse wrote:Sorry, suitably chastened. :oops:
On the other hand ...
Ray has left the building :roll: :( as he has removed all postings from this and his BLENHEIM Thread :!:

so never mind
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Post by flick40 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:41 pm

In the states we call that being a Drama Queen. :roll:
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Post by yar68 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:43 pm

Still a shame he's left, I enjoyed eyeing up his lovely figures. :(
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Post by obriendavid » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:24 pm

yar68 wrote:Still a shame he's left, I enjoyed eyeing up his lovely figures. :(
You can still see his figures on the blog
http://leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.co.uk/ ... l/Blenheim
although I'm not sure how long them might remain there as he might ask Clarence to throw them out the pram along with all his other toys.
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Post by PaulMc » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:36 pm

Clearly I've missed something, Ray has removed all his posts? If this is a somewhat touchy subject I'll leave well alone.
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Post by obriendavid » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:18 pm

PaulMc wrote:Clearly I've missed something, Ray has removed all his posts? If this is a somewhat touchy subject I'll leave well alone.
He's had a hissy fit because someone (Barry) disagreed with one of his posts, I'd hate to see how he reacts to something serious. Just check the comments on Converged Grenadiers. Just remembered he's deleted his comments but you should get the gist from the other comments, there's nothing terrible that would make anyone leave and delete all their messages and photos.
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Post by flick40 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:48 pm

I will add that he has a history of having hissy fits. :wink:
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Post by jezamonos » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:07 pm

Never seen a grown man behave in such a fashion. He must have spent hours editing all his posts.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:20 pm

Nope you can do this by telling the forum to erase all messages

He may have a bit overreacted but he is not the man who takes such words lightly.... I understand him in some way.
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Post by jezamonos » Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:49 pm

He hasn't erased them though, just edited them. And there are still others that he hasn't edited either
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Post by PaulMc » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:46 pm

I had a read through the converged grenadiers thread and do get an idea of what has happened. I don't see any point in further comment. Back to the painting desk for me.
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Post by janner » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:46 am

Ray has been very generous to me, providing valuable information and advice.

I shall miss his membership of our online community.
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