Sunday, 14 February 2016

The 'L'amour' Theme Round is Now Online!


Happy Valentine's Day Folks!

Sorry for the delay with posting the theme round, but Lady Sarah and I were enjoying a nice, lazy day off together.

To celebrate Valentines we have 'L'amour' as our bonus theme this week. I think you'll get a chuckle when you view the gallery as we have many great interpretations of the topic of 'Love'. I'll say no more, so you can enjoy without any spoilers.

As to myself, it was a tad rushed but I give you 'Prendre la Température / To Test the Waters' (I think)


It's 1795, and we see a French Chasseur a Cheval watering some of his troop's horses in a small village. He is knocking out his pipe on his boot, admiring the local scenery. A fetching young lady, who is washing some of the regiment's laundry, has caught his eye and he thinks he might test the waters.


Nonetheless, the young miss has two chaperons nearby who are definitely wise to the scenario. One is an old crone, smoking a pipe and keeping an eye on the dashing cavalryman. In fact, she can clearly remember that warm spring day in 1745, when those handsome hussars came swaggering into town (where do you think she got the pipe?). She know's what's afoot...



The other overseer is the girl's faithful dog, who can smell trouble a mile away, and is letting everyone know it (those who know our 'Felix' will see a certain resemblance).



This charming 28mm vignette is offered by Eureka Miniatures (minus the pooch who is from Westfalia).

Okay, as with all of our theme rounds, please remember to cast your votes for your favorite entries. Voting will be open until next 11:45 pm next Saturday. 

Enjoy the gallery and have a great week everyone!

28 comments:

  1. Vry nice little scene. love those horse colours. cheers

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    1. Thanks Brendon, I tried a portion of your recipe on these. :)

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  2. This is a classy bit of work here Curt. A poetic piece and a lovely work of art.

    Today's entries have really made my day. Today we had the memorial service for my father-in-law who passed away last month. This has been a day of great sadness for me, but tonight, many of you lifted my spirits and made me laugh with your entries. If I do not get round to commenting on them all, please know that I have seen them all and appreciate your efforts.

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    1. Yes, I'm very sorry on your loss, though I'm sure the closure is comforting for you and the family. Thanks for your note.

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  3. Lovely vignette Curt - the pooch is a great extra touch to it :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. I saw him in my bits box and thought he'd be a perfect fit in the story.

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  4. Great set of figures! I love the pipe-smoking old lady.

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    1. Thanks Barks, she's tied with the pooch for my favorites.

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  5. Fabulous job Curt, I love the old crone with the pipe!

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    1. Thank you Michael - she does set the tone for the piece.

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  6. Brilliant stuff Curt and a well deserved day off you've had!

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    1. Thanks Sander, we enjoyed a nice quiet day.

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  7. Another great piece from you Curt

    Ian

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  8. Lovely vignette Curt. I'm so sorry I couldn't get myself organised to get an entry in for this round, but I'm looking forward to heading over and checking them all out about...now.

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  9. Great work, Curt. I love the suspicious old crone with the pipe - and yes, that definitely looks like a vintage-1745 hussaren pipe, doesn't it. This was a great round, and I love your wonderful contribution!

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  10. Excellent piece Curt! Very colourful background story you came up with.

    Christopher

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  11. Very nice I do like the addition of the dog

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  12. Best wishes to all who took part.

    And that is a very very nice stand indeed

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  13. A good hussar side-plat is always irresistible for the ladies! Lovely work Curt on a rather poignant little vignette.

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  14. What a splendid interpretation of the theme and (as always) excellent execution as well. The old crone watching over the young ladies good reputation makes the scene so believable.

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  15. Very rich colors and a " cute" vignette! Perhaps he should be paying more attention to the horses and his battlebuddies than the lass! ;)

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