Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Competition: Name This Mule!

Well, I guess I have to say it. Happy 2013 folks! Let's hope with joy and fortune fills your next year!

Painting has been sloppy yesterday on some Revell Figures, I guess that is to be expected while your drinking Brandy and watching Aliens!

Anyways, I have a little competition for you today. I had gotten this donkey (and mortar) from the Matchbox ANZAC set. And, since donkeys weren't present in the African Campaign, decided to give it to my humble Soviets, who always had to make do with what bthey could find, (especially early in the war). Therefore I made this little donkey carry a (very generic) mortar, as a makeshift mortar, and round, carrier.

But an issue arose. What to name the little guy? I want it to be something clever and a little funny, like Adolf or something, but am instead, open to any Ideas you may give me. 

Even if he's a novelty unit, I'd still like a semi-accurate name (one that the Russians would name their personal donkey for fun).




Thanks for reading!
FF

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    1. An old WWII film and about an American mountain unit supplied by a mule train in Italy, that I watched on TV being a child. I cannot remember the name of the film or r the plot, but since then I've been using the expression " you are more stubborn than the mule Francis" with my family

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    2. That is a good story. I may make a compromise by calling him Franco, since it's close to Francis.
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  2. In the long ago days when I played D&D my character had a mule called Mussolini. I forget why....

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    1. Is that pronounced ''Jay-yess''? And is there a meaning behind it?
      FF

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    2. J.S. joseph stalin.would get you shotand the donkey too

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  4. Троцкий...Trotsky.

    Фрэнк...Franco, both enemies of Stalin. Nice work.

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    1. I like Trotsky, but I may call him Franco. Is "His Excellency
      Generalísimo Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde Salgado Pardo de Andrade" the Franco you're talking about? ;)
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