As I mentioned previously Nick very generously sent me Ral Partha Ghurkas. These arrived last week and I haven't had the time to give them the attention they deserve. These are just some phone snaps, but I think the quality of the figures speaks for itself.
A particularly dangerous looking customer. This chap looks like a sergeant major to me.
Actually looking at him from another angle - perhaps Billy Fish from The Man who would be King?
The steely gaze of a Ghurka officer speculating as to how exactly his next foe is going to be sent to meet his ancestors.
These are lovely little crisp sculpts and Nick has done a very effective and simple paint job on them. I don't think anyone was ever the worse for having Ghurkas by his side and I look forward to leading them on the tabletop.
In other news, Mrs Kinch has been sashaying about the house putting everything in order. Decorating the Christmas tree is definitely a girl job and after bringing the boxes down from the attic, I was politely but firmly chivvied from the room.
I returned to find everything sparkly and wonderful. But amongst the decorations I noticed some new arrivals, Guardsbear Stern of the Irish Guards hitched a lift with Mrs Kinch during a recent trip to London.
Apparently he will be spending his Christmas leave with us. We may need more mince pies.
Mrs Kinch is also a fan of fat Angels. There are rather a lot of them on our tree.
Sergeant Rodiss will also be spending his Christmas leave with us.
I may have to buy a lot more mince pies and perhaps hide the best sherry.
A golden snitch made for Mrs Kinch by her partner in crime Tootsie.
Another fat Angel. I think the woman may have a problem.
And no Christmas tree would be complete without a lobster.
This is, of course, the second lobster as everyone knows there was more than one lobster at the birth of our Lord.