Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas From Hesse Seewald

The Erbprinz Friedrich, Princezin Katherine, and the Hesse Seewald General Staff wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy 1761. (click or double click picture to enlarge)

The Erbprinz Friedrich of Hesse Seewald assembled his general staff for a portrait drawing to celebrate Christmas and the coming new year. The Erbprinz thanks all of the visitors to his realm, over the past year, and wishes all of his friends and followers a very merry Christmas and a happy new year in 1761.

The ducal terrain was constructed by that renowned architect, Herb "Capability" Gundt. The Erbprinz and Princezin were outfitted by Mr. Suren, the hussar general von Zieten by Mr. Stadden, and everyone else by Mr. Morbey (save for the splendid ADC in the red coat, via the Foundry). The Bosniaks in the background, on escort duty, are Crusader figures on Ebob horses.


  1. All of Beerstein wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas. I still think the Erbprinz is sporting the Ancient and Honorable Order of the Tankard...

  2. Very nice, sir. Thank you for the lovely image and the kind wishes . . . which prompts us to return the good wishes to you as well.

    -- Jeff

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours, and best wishes for the new year.

  4. As usual beautiful figures and scenery - very Christmassy! Merry Christmas to you and yours.


  5. Jim,
    Merry Christmas to you and yours! While the photo has lovely diorama quality to it, the thing I really like is the snow man in the front of the shot. Where didyou ever find a snowman wearing a tricorne?
    All the best,

  6. All the best Jim. Hope you had a great Christmas and have a truly excellent 2011!

  7. Great picture...Have a great 2011 Jim, and thanks for all the inspiration you've provided in 2010
    Happy New Year.

  8. Jerry: I think that Herb made the snowman from green epoxy putty, or he might have found a miniature snowman at Michael's Stores and then replaced a top hat with a putty tricorn.