In honor of my kids starting school today, I've uploaded some pictures of a diorama I built from practically before they were born. My son was 6 months old, and my daughter wasn't even a gleam in my beady eyes yet. (Actually, I don't really need a reason to upload pictures, but it seemed like a good excuse at the time.) I proudly present my pièce de résistance: the Bridge of Sorrows from Ral Partha, sculpted by Dennis Beauvais. Sadly Ral Partha is no longer in business and this model is long out of print. It is a truly beautiful sculpt. I finished this in 1998. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view. I also put this blog link out there for the world to see on Facebook, so I hope to have a lot of new viewers. I thought this might make a good welcome shot for them. Hi, new viewers! Please "follow" me with the link on the left-hand side of the screen. Anybody? Hello? Echo!...echo echo echo.... And yes, I am completely ignoring the Three Rules of Kelly; sad but true, since I am their originator. (Please see post #3 for an explanation.) Here I am posting an eleven-year old miniature, instead of working on my Tirailleurs! Now for some close-ups. Don't forget me on Emperor Of The Known Universe day. I could use a nice greeting card.