Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 70: Ahoy!

Hubby plays with toy soldiers.  Really.  OK, in a more grown-up, sophisticated form than the playroom tin soldier variety.  He paints and games with teensy-weensy little miniatures, painted to incredible detail.  It's actually pretty nifty looking.  Today he dug out a ship game and introduced Julia to her first set of miniature rules.  This game uses premade ships, but the idea is similar to the even tinier metal figures that he usually plays with.  Just a few photos to kind of give you an idea:


Maureen@IslandRoar said...

He paints them himself? Cool.
And how nice to share that with your daughter!

Kathryn said...

wow! Look at the detail on that thing! Great photo! He's not gonna freak out if she accidentally breaks one, is he??

(God, I'm such a worry-wart!)

Allegria said...

Maureen: Hey! Thanks for the award! :o) These ones are that presscardboard, premade things. He didn't paint these ones, but the rules to this game are similar to some of the rules of the pewter ones he paints. I'll post some pics tomorrow of the ones he's done. I'm always blown away by them.

Kathryn: This is a game that was already premade. He's not quite so attached to it as the ones he spends HOURS painting. Believe me, he's as much a worry wart as you when it comes to things being possibly broken. Come on over and we'll teach you Robo Rally. It's the only one I've been able learn. The rest are way tooooo complicated, what with the armies and the strategy and the numbers and the rule details. Oy.