No painting done, but plenty of inspiration from a recent trip to Berlin with wife and children. Snapped lots of pictures of cool stuff. Here are a few that might correspond with the domain of toy soldiers.
#1 : The mix of snow, signs (one of them bearing very significent artist's name btw), the road repair blockings, and the stickers on the garbage canister makes a great scene with the warm light in the background.
#2 : Museum für Naturkunde. A snapshot of one of the rows of glasses with stored animals. Such a strong visual image. Just imagine a whole room with row upon rows of these. Cool in a creepy way.
#3 : Storm trooper on a wall outside Ost Kreuz Station.
#4 : Art store on Kastanie Allé. What a place! Bought some of the lovely Winsor & Newton artists inks.
#5: Also from Kastanie Allé. A fantastic little scrap metal sculpture handcuffed to stand in the public street. A strange kind of a gargoylesk creature that appears in the same space as you on the pavement. Great piece of art.