Nostalgia is all about events from the past having a certain meaning for you. As such I had thought of posting my Revell 8th Army or my Matchbox Germans in this bonus-round but in the end I decided to do something else altogether.
Some of the first ever Napoleonic miniatures I bought myself were Revell's Prussian Infantry in 1:72. I actually got a box from an Aunt who had misread the label and thought they were WW2 Germans (I kid you not!) but I liked them and bought me another box. Now these chaps have been re-done not too long ago so I cannot show you, but I did have a few sprues of HäT's 28mm Prussian Infantry lying around. A marching- and command sprue to be exact. I decided to paint these on the evenings of the first and second day of Christmas and so I started on them on the 25th of December. Now I have a 4 year old son who has been onlooker to me painting and basing little "puppets" for some time and he chose this day to ask me whether he could do some too. The command has 3 musicians amongst which is a bugler and he chose this figure to paint. He is now pretty much in favour of pink as a colour so the poor chap ended up half an orc and half a my little pony but hey we all start somewhere!
Of course I will not count this figure for points but what I am trying to say is that I hope I have created a moment for both me and my son to look back upon after many years with nostalgic feelings and hope he likes it just as much as I did. Backing up a bit; I am not the only one that has shown pictures of a kid painting his/ her own mini, perhaps we can make an unofficial side challenge of that as well eh?;-)
Anyway on to the figures I have painted
Some close ups