In a fit of enthusiasm some hobby gardening has been undertaken with the results below excluding the middle base which was already in stock. They are all 4Ground Trees and von Peter himself likes them. Unfortunately since their restructuring 4Ground no longer sell them. An email back in August 2019 elicited the response …
Thank you for your enquiry. We are not currently selling the trees, but hope to be selling them again in the near future.
A further enquiring email was sent a couple of days ago and elicited the following response.
Thank you for your enquiry. We are not currently selling the trees, but we have been looking back into getting more we are hoping for mid summer but it depends on the lockdown and supplies.
So there is hope that more will be be available to be procured in the future. Fortunately local distributer MightyApe were able to provide some of the trees below from their ever decreasing stock and there are a couple of Mature Oak Trees making their way to Neu Schloss von Peter at this very moment.
The trees are supplied as simple kits. A set/kit comprises several mdf pieces – a base plate, a plate for gluing on top of the base plate with holes for the tree bases and the round tree bases themselves to which one must glue the one piece tree. Perhaps the following image “borrowed” from 4Ground gives The dear reader some insights …
Ground filling/texturing, painting and flocking completes the deal. The smallest trees come in sets of five, larger in sets of three, larger yet in sets of two and the largest as singles. The trees can be placed individually on the table or in their multi tree base.
From left to right in the image above …
- TSM-107: 5 Young Ash Trees
- TSM-104: 4 Oak/Beech Trees
- TSM-???: 3 Young Chestnut Trees. These were completed September 2017!
- TSM-106: 2 Mature Ash Trees
- TSM-112: 2 Mature Chestnut Trees
All up … very pleasing.
Another Austrian AD
This poor ADC has been awaiting his horse for a while. One hopes that much wining, dining and general carousing were had while he waited impatiently on the painting desk for his ride to come to fruition. And now it has. And now he can be shown amongst some very topical trees
The man painted by Napoleonic Austrian painter to von Peter himself – Nigel Fun-nell. Horse and basing locally arranged at Neu Schloss von Peter.
Whilst taking photos of trees, an Austrian ADC etc the opportunity to replace a couple of fairly rubbish photos of a couple of Bavarian battalions for vonpeterhimself.com was taken. And here they be to save The dear Readers from having to travel over to that other place to see them.
First up is 2/3rd Prinz Carl Infantry Regiment …
Next up von Peter himself presents the reimaged 2/8th Herzog Pius Infantry Regiment …
All images are clickable for a larger clearer view.
Finally this COVID-19 thing and associated lockdown really is a bit of utter rubbish, albeit necessary rubbish. Amongst the coping strategies of von Peter himself is listening to podcasts. Two new finds that may be of interest …
History From Home Archive
- Dr Phil Weir on The Battle Of The Atlantic
- Alex Owen on The Battle Of Waterloo
- James Holland On Normandy 1944
- Ben Mayne On The Battle Of Bosworth
But you don’t have to listen to them live as there is an Archive of them. von Peter himself has consumed the Kate Jamieson on The Battle of Trafalgar and there are several others on the to-do list.
Note that while von Peter himself happily listened to the Trafalgar episode relevant images are displayed on the screen.
Napoleon: The Man and the Myths
Self explanatory really. Five 15 minute episodes from the BBC on Napoleon: The Man and the Myths. von Peter himself would take exception with some of the statements but isn’t that true for everyone on anything when it comes to Napoleon?!
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself