Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last day (evening really) of the old year.

    Today is my first day off in three weeks.  Flight loads have been 99%, which means each of our flights are sold out.  That is great for our airline (Jetblue) and potentially great for my profit sharing check!  Which comes out mid March just in time for Cold Wars.  But it is heavy work loads and little time off for our little station in Worcester.  As a surprise to me I was given a award by Jetblue for outstanding customer service yesterday. This is a really big deal, as it means I have had a number of customers who wrote to the company about me in a positive way.   So I end the year work wise on a very happy note.

  Today has been a quiet day, spent relaxing, walking our Yorkie Fritz and of course painting figures!

Since Thanksgiving, I have painted and based a bunch of figures.
The British 1st Regiment of Foot
8th Regiment of Foot,
100th Regiment of Foot

 Militia battalion
 24 Indians
and six gunners.
In all 126 figures.  I still have to static grass some of the bases.  And I am still awaiting regimental colors which are on order.  On the painting table is the half finished Glengarry Light Infantry and then I start the the wonderfully named Volunteer Battalion of Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada.  Once done I will finally be able to have a game.

 Lastly, I would like to thank each of you who have visited my blog.  It has been great fun to share my hobby with you.  And I greatly enjoy reading your comments.  I wish all of you a very happy New Year!


  1. Mark, I hope you have a happy and successful 2017, and get loads of figures painted.

    1. Thank you Colin. Best to you for the new year. Always look forward to your game write ups. Very inspiring!

  2. Congrats on your commercial and hobby successes in 2016, not the least of which is this excellent blog!
    Looking forward to following along in 2017.


    1. Thank you Ed! Look forward to more games in the next year!