Saturday, March 18, 2017

I didn't get the joke until.......

I saw this postcard and thought that the woman was using German World War One Pickelhaubes as
falsies.



As you can see the lower caption reads "new helmets".  Here is what was meant. Proposed helmets for the French Army early in the 1900s.





The artillery version here....




With another example of humor with the artillery here from La Vie En Culotte Rouge.



These helmets were not adopted, only tested.






Friday, March 3, 2017

"ZOT!!" Steam Punk Prussians

Made from Armies In Plastic WW One Germans and craft store beads.













Saturday, February 25, 2017

Sorry! It's been a month. Here's some dancers.

Here's some glossy figures I converted and painted back in 1985. They started as Victorian British officers and I converted them to Union Army officers. A suggestion from a Victorian dance buff made me change a couple of the hand positions, gentleman's hand on top of lady's hand.