Thursday, November 16, 2017

Scots Soer-Chele and Shipyard Moro of Chania

   The last eight warriors of my Scots warband are ready.














   Some days ago my blog had the highest number of visits ever! Not bad!


   Yesterday I visited the Shipyard Moro, the museum of ancient and traditional shipbuilding of Chania. There, someone can see the representation of the Minoan ship "Minoa" of 16th - 15th century BC.

The interior of the museum, which is a dockyard of the Venetian period of Chania.

"Minoa"

A picture of "Minoa" on Fresco

The stern of "Minoa"



and some nautical knots!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Scots Warlord and Lake Kournas

   My Scots have a warlord, a fearless warrior who brings death to his enemies! OK, it is just a Gripping beast miniature. And the dead Norman comes from the box of the Conquest games plastic medieval archers. As he will be the leader of my Scots I gave him a nice vignette base.





   In the meanwhile, my wife and me, we continue our excursions around Crete island. This time we visited the Lake Kournas. It is Crete's only freshwater lake and is located 47 km from the town of Chania. There are plenty of taverns, souvenir shops and water sports rental spots near the lake. Some brave swimmers still enjoy the lake though it is November!

Stand Up Paddle water sport

My wife


Nice color field grass

Two geese among "Mordor" trees

Colorful souvenirs from clay  

"Antikristo" a way of cooking lamps that dates from the time of Homer. 

The famous "apaki", smoked pork filet meat 

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!
  

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Back to business!

   Hi, I am back! It's been almost three months since my last post and a lot of changes have happened in my life during this period of time. Bad and good. We, my wife and me left Spain and came to Crete. New place to live, new post to work, new friends and a new pet!

My spot

   We have visited some places here in Crete, among them was Therissos of Chania, a small village with glorious history. 

My wife in Therissos

Glasha, the cat!

   Since I built so many little thatched houses for my warriors, I was the proper person, according to my wife, to build Glasha's house as well.

Glasha's little house.

   Food is different here. Heavier than Spanish food but delicious as well.

Pork with chestnuts

Sfakiani pita (pie)

Doughnuts and Tsikoudia, the famous drink of Crete 

   Also, my blog had its birthday on 25th of August, "dramatic katastases" is six years old! 


   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

We are moving again and some Jomsvikings for SAGA!

   The time has came for us to leave after three wonderful years in Andalusia of Spain! Now, we are back to our home in Greece. So, I packed everything and left but before that, I managed to build my last SAGA warband the fearless Jomsvikings!

My workbench and stuff ready to move

Jomsvikings

   The "eagle eye" visitors can see that the miniatures are a collection not only of various manufacturers but of various historical periods as well, which is a tiny problem! I hope the painting scheme will make them "homogeneous"!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Saga Scots Thanes and Castellar de la Frontera

   Two points of Scots Thanes are ready! I painted both of them with shades of blue colour.


1st point of Thanes


2nd point of Thanes



   Recently we visited another very nice Andalusian village, Castellar de la Frontera. It is built within a castle surrounded by the walls of an amazing Moorish-Christian fortress.

The coat of arms

My wife "mans" the walls!!!





A nice wooden door

and a lovely pet!

   That's all for today! Stay tuned for more!
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