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Armour and Siege Museum - Monteriggioni

The old adage about never a bus around when you want one and then a fleet arrive all at the same time...Having paid my 1.5 euro for the Templar Experience, Monteriggioni, I decided before it got dark to confront my vertigo and 'git up on them thaar walls boy!'I was ambling by the large garden hut disguised as a medieval battering ram when a little voice called'Signore! bigletto per favore!'2.5 Euro - and you get to go to the armour museum too. The Templar Museum? I've already been there, here's my ticket!No, the armour museum - across the piazza. What? another museum in this wee place? Bingo!I did the walls, almost froze a few times as  I could see straight through the mesh floor to the hard ground about 15 metres beneath me.  Right! quick - do the Armour Museum before it shuts and I have to eat my tea!This little gem required me to drive 15 miles on a return visit the following morning as my camera and phone batteries both gave out simultaneously on the evening trip. No hardship as it is an amazing

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Ottomans - keeping them coming!

Managed to complete one full code - Campaign dress Janissaries loading/primingOK - the big job - prepping 90 models for the production moulds has been done this week, Scraping and filing castings which are not going to be painted is a very tedious job so I punctuated that by quickly painting a few more of the new castings.One more figure to add to the Campaign dress firing codeThese are speed paint jobs - white undercoat, flat colours will only occasional highlights, some washing with inks and 'wash mixes' and then flat varnishing.trying lots of colour combinations using the quick painting styleI have tried to bash through although some of the models really deserve that little bit of extra love even on a quick paint job.The washes tone things down nicelyHanding them over for production moulding at Partizan on Sunday which means, they should be commercially available by the end of August/ beginning of September as planned.Enjoyed doing this wee fellaThe campaign dress Janissaries are done in deliberately mixed

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