A Small Success

Today I finally managed to find a box in the attic that has been hidden for four years, despite numerous attempts to locate it.

When I retired in 2014 I determined to acquire a lot of the stuff from my 1960s and 1970s wargaming years.

One thing tbat I saw in several books (mainly those written by Charles Grant Snr.) was the Merit Alder Tree.  This was at the time both normally outside my pocket money and also never actually seen in our local model store.  I did manage to buy a few Merit poplar trees and a few Roco fir trees as substitutes, but I never owned an alder tree.

So, when I retired I scoured eBay for Merit trees and other stuff of the period.  I managed to get a decent number of these trees together, based them on MDF and boxed them up for future use, then stuck them in a corner of the loft and lost them.

This is at least the fourth search, but the Holy Grail has at last been found.

After some re-glueing, the forest amounts to 27 trees:

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

3 thoughts on “A Small Success”

  1. These trees are destined to be used in three eras:
    1. With Spencer Smith C18th troops in the “good old style”.
    2. With Airfix series 1 “Infantry Combat Group” and “German Infantry” for WW2 battles.
    3. My ficticious “Belgican Civil War”, set on the island of Belgica, based on Belgium, in around 1950.

  2. Having painted the bases of the trees and plonked them onto the squared board, I find that the bases are all just too big.
    So, scissors will be applied, and then a re-paint of the edges of the bases.

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