Samstag, 28. Februar 2015

Some words on current updates and a great loss




First of all – I am sorry that I have been posting less during the last weeks. From time to time, work and real life keep me busy and am not able to post a lot of stuff or might just not be motivated to do so.

At the moment I am selling a lot of stuff that doesn't fit into my wargaming preferences any more. That includes my 28 mm British Airborne, my German paratroopers, some Babylon 5 stuff, a lot of my 40k army, some Modern War stuff and other things.
I want to keep focused on

   -       JGSDF Airborne unit
   -       Modern European Battle group
   -       My own Science Fiction universe
   -       The JMSDF and PLAN ships
   -       WWI German ships and Brits
   -       WWII US Navy
   -       Valkyria Chronicles project
   -       Ancient Chinese
   -       Maybe another project

Still those projects differ in their importance for me, so I go on with what I am currently interested in. At the moment, my Science Fiction has gained a bit more importance for me again, while my VC project and all the other projects are continuing slowly. You might already know that I am not a steady painter and miniature assembler.
Then I have got a longer travel awaiting me that will last through all of April and which will prevent me from doing any business related to miniature wargaming.
So during the next weeks there will be not much to write posts on – maybe one or two in March – but in May I will be back in action.
I am also planning to rewrite my essay on the Gallian Army, as I now have got much more information on equipment and vehicles.
So I have great plans. I am just lacking the time to pursue them.
I hope that you none the less will stay tuned.



And now to something completely different …



I would like to say something to a great loss to the world of Science Fiction.
I am normally not doing stuff like this, as I don’t think that it fits to my blog, which normally is much more focused and mostly free of things that (in my opinion) don’t work with miniature wargaming.
But regarding the news I got I think it is quite fair to take a short break from that and remember one of the great actors of Science Fictions.

Right - Leonard Nimoy, better known across the world as Mr. Spock from the Star Trek - The Original Series, is dead. I don’t want to go into details of his career, as most of us have an own picture of what he did and how he did it. He was Spock, wrote books, was (if I remember correctly) and artist and much more.
But first of all, he was an inspiration.

When I was young and didn’t understand much of Star Trek and Vulcans, I just found this satanic looking guy a bit creepy and felt sorry for someone who isn’t able (or better: allowed) to feel. He seemed to be cold and inhuman.
But with time, this feeling changed. Indeed, I now think that his portrayal of Mr. Spock and the way he seemed to have struggled with it afterwards, made him and his character human in a unique way.

I can remember that scene from Star Trek IV, when he and Kirk were invited to dinner by doctor Gallian Taylor, but Spock decided not to take part and instead wait in the park, where their ship was located.
Taylor asked: Sure you won't change your mind?
Spock answered: Is there something wrong with the one I have?
In Germany the scene was dubbed differently with a more or less different meaning which made my brother and me laugh the entire movie.

I think it was Nimoys way to present his character to the world that made Spock unique and will be remembered through time.

He might have passed away at the age of 83, but he will live forever and prosper to boldly go where no man – where no one – has gone before.

Thank you, Mr. Nimoy!

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