HAT Hadendowa Camelry
I finished my last exam on Friday and it's been a huge relief. Mrs. Kinch and I had sort of put things on hold until they were done, but now that they are over it's great to be back to something approximating a normal life. Unfortunately, one still has to pay the piper, so I finished exams and headed straight back to work. It's good to do be able to get back to a bit of honest graft without having to think about the academicals for a little bit. I'm reasonably sure that I achieved a pass mark in all six exams, there's one that's a little shakey, but if I have to repeat it it won't be the end of the world.
With hopefully some Napoleonic games in the offing and the continuing adventures of Lt. McKenzie on the Northwest Frontier to chronicle I am of course, doing the only rational thing under the circumstances. I've started gluing together some Hadendowa Camelry for the Sudan. Why? God only knows, I saw them in the pile and I liked them. There's tons of other figures I should be attending to, but...
"You may have your Pay-than, yer Zulu and yer Burmese, but Fuzzy is the finest of the lot."
Or so it would appear.
Their nice simple figures in that oddly rubbery HAT plastic. They go together well and I had considered pinning them in place, but they seem to stick well with superglue and a coat of PVA will do them no harm.
The work of Kinch Senior
This is something of an indulgence, but it would be a shame not to share the work of the enomously talented Kinch Senior Esq. with you. Kinch Senior has been given a commission by a group that do the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage to do a piece for their club house. The above is a prayer to Saint James in Irish and English.
There are times when familiarity dulls my appreciate of how talented an artist my father is and then he produces something like this.
Detail, note the layers of paper.
My father is a calligrapher by training and inclination, but he has more recently experimented with writing in pencil and then cutting the paper to make a reverse, negative image. In this piece, he has used layers of paper to create a multi-coloured image and it's simply wonderful. Well done Dad.
Speaking of things that gladden the heart. I saw this grey gentlemen on my way to work the other day. This was about as close as I dared get, but he was beautiful don't you think?