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Thursday, November 10, 2016

A new home for the hobby


Hi,

Within the last weeks I had to work on the cellar just to tidy it up and bring some structure in my Daddy's former hobby room. He had a stroke almost exactly three years ago (9th of November 2013) and can't manage to get downstairs into his former hobby castle anymore where he used to do his own music. Meanwhile he also suffers from dementia and won't be able to practice his hobby.

After a long time I asked my mother if she would mind to allow me to tidy the room up and to use it for my hobby. Though I am also a musician playing in a band I didn't want to keep the room as it was before. You have to know that my father just had a lot of keyboards, guitars, tripods, CD's and all other things you could have in mind concerning music there in his room. I often wondered how he was able to move his body through this labyrinth of things for the whole room was just filled up with all these things.

My mother was facilitated that I would clean the room and help to sort all that stuff.

After I had done this I just started to build a cabinet on one wall that would cover all the things that I hadn't been able to sort until now finally. So I got some boxes to sort the things and hide them within the cabinet to make the room look more structured.

Now it was time to make a cupboard for my minis. Here is the result of my work of the last weekend. I am really proud of it as I am not a carpenter or something like that. I just got into a DIY-store
standing there and thinking about how the room could look like. With the vision I got in mind I just bought several things I needed and got into the new hobby room to start without a drawn plan or
something like that.

Hope you like it. ;)

 

























Cheers

Mike

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hi,

just a further post about the event in Eichenzell near Fulda that happened last weekend.

Thanks to "darkfire" from the forum www.sweetwater-forum.de there are some videos about that event on youtube. I hope he doesn´t mind that I publish some links on my blog to let you see those videos.

There are a lot more videos on youtube concerning similar events from the years before.

Just search for "Zeitreise Eichenzell"

Enjoy the videos.  :)


Cheers

Mike






Sunday, August 14, 2016

"Zeitreise ins 18.Jahrhundert" - Reenactment in Eichenzell near Fulda in Germany

Hi,

today I went to a Reenactment event in Hesse. There are a lot of shows concerning the middle ages around here but I have never been to an event dealing with the times of the 18th century.

Here are some or better a lot of impressions I got today. If I had more time I would have joined one of those groups - my favorites had been the Hesse-Cassel Regiment of Dithfurt.














This guy told me to be a member of the 1st Pennsylvania Regiment.

Hesse-Cassel Jägers

Two allied Commanders

This 12pdr was also shot on this event and caused a lot of smoke and loudness.

Even indians have to go for morning toilet. 

The 1st Pennsylvania


Some scottish fighters




A part of the real big camp.

Saxon artillery




A very realistic Redcoat.

The Prussian camp




His comment: "What´s his name, where does he come from and show me your teeth".



Hesse-Cassel Regiment of Dithfurt










The Indian warband


A fantastic looking costume




Again Hesse-Cassel Regiment of Dithfurt.

Regiment Royal-Ecosse

Hessian Jägers

























One event - Lords dueling with pistols.

Their majesties of Hesse


Also very impressive - a short introduction about fencing with foils














This event will be again on 12./13. of August in 2017.




I´ll be there again for sure.

Cheers
Mike