Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Bloggers For Charity I had a Winning Bid

I did not get involved in the Bloggers For Charity as I was/am heavily committed to painting my Waterloo stuff and have little interest in the period. However I did follow the project and coveted a couple of items. I never expected to have a chance at either of them and when they were auctioned as a set I accepted my fate. However for some reason these pieces were still on a very low bid so I thought I would play the role of spoiler and at least increase the selling price by putting in a £30 bid. I was amazed when that was enough to win the two items and yesterday they arrived which was just what I needed as I had been sent home from work ill.

Cath went out and got me a frame based on my request of something natural looking. I think she hit the jackpot and whilst I really like this frame it's a temporary home till I get chance (and the money) to get it framed professionally with a mount as befitting such a fine work of art. 

As you can see it's signed by Pete and I have to say that I am chuffed to bits and until it was in my hands I never fully appreciated how happy I was to win the auction. Thanks Pete could I be any happier?

Well it seems wrong but yes I could. That's because I also now own a Loki and what I feel is one of his best pieces of work I have seen of his, this being.....
I mean just look at this guy! It's almost enough to make me want to take up the period just to be able to use him in a game! However he will join a select few figures that's only purpose is to make me smile.

Though I can't help but think that run screaming would be more appropriate! How often can you blow a figure up that much and get away with it. Andrew I salute you! Actually I not only salute you but need to have a little chat about commissioning your talents

So I am rather uplifted by the whole experience and want to thank Andrew and Pete again for their fantastic donations to this great cause and of course to James for the original idea and running the event. By this time next year I will be free of commitments so you never know I may well be able to join in the next event.

26 comments:

  1. Lucky man! My bids were not enough...

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    1. I am indeed, very happy right now

      Ian

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  2. They really are splendid pieces, aren't they?

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    1. They are that, I keep stopping and looking at them

      Ian

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  3. You scored big time Ian. Gorgeous drawing by PK and an original Loki. Envy, envy, envy....

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    1. I am even jealous of myself ;-)

      Ian

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  4. You lucky boy... Tops marks to Cath for the frame.

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    1. She did good, I always knew she was a keeper ;-)

      Ian

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  5. Those are really nice and you're a very lucky man.

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    1. I am, still spinning about it to be honest

      Ian

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  6. What awesome pieces of art. You're as lucky as generous!
    ;-)

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    1. I think I was far more lucky than generous LOL

      Ian

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  7. They are both awesome pieces of art to have! Nice one Ian!

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    1. Thanks, they decorate my man cave now

      Ian

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  8. Two lovely pieces of art! I like the frame to! It fits very well with the drawing!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. I was s happy when Cath brought it home, it's better than I expected

      Ian

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  9. Glad you like them both Ian and if you are going to Newark you can catch up with me there, I will also send you my contact number via facebook

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    1. Probably miss Newark but will be at Derby. I know your up to your necks in work. I have to find some figures yet. Thinking of two points one for me and one for my son, figures done by you and Kev but need to work out what figures as I want bags of character

      Ian

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  10. I will be at Derby, failing that I will pop over and have a natter with you unless you fancy a trip up the road one thursday night to try the naval game :)

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    1. Coming over for a game sounds great, long time since I got my feet wet LOL

      Ian

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  11. Hi Ian I am so happy that you are enjoying or rather still enjoying the artwork and Loki's figure to boot. The frame is works well with it and I couldnt be happier to the home where it has gone. Thank you very much all for the kind word and I hope it carries on being you joy, and you never know one day it might be worth double your money.

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  12. Thanks Pete and it will be giving me pleasure for a long time yet and they are going nowhere

    Ian

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  13. What a great duo! It'd be very tempting to jump into French Indian war, just based on these two gems. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Monty, I do need to resist as I have far to many other projects to work on

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