Wednesday, 4 October 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Having had enough of the other tasks on my to do list last week I decided, for a break, to take a quick look at the Dragon Princes that have been sat in my desk drawer for several months to see what stage they were up to, with a view to maybe getting a quick bit of painting done in the next week or two.
Unfortunately, other than a few spots of tidying up, I couldn't tell if there was actually anything needing to be done to bring them up to the standard I'm wanting to.
Theoretically that's good news as I may be closer to done with these than I thought but on the other hand, as I don't have any "finished" horses at with to compare them with I could take these home and then realise there's something quite important but not immediately obvious that needs doing.
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
The re-decoration of the lounge is still essentially in the planning stage as neither I nor my wife have had an awful lot of time to try and clear stuff out so that we can even contemplate doing something like stripping the wallpaper off.
I've also had a holiday getting in the way, plus having to deal with the fallout of a car accident - some moron had stolen (as far as I'm aware since I've heard nothing more from the police since the incident) a Jaguar XF estate which they managed to crash into my parked car, shunting mine into my next door neighbour's car and taking out a lamppost too for good measure (well, dented it and knocked the light fitting off the top of it). Both my and my neighbour's cars were write-offs so I've had the lovely experience (not) of trying to sort out a replacement car with not much money as I hadn't been planning on needing to replace my car for a few years yet.
I'm hoping that in a few weeks I'll have less going on and be able to get back to doing some lunchtime painting so I can try and finally finish off the Dragon Princes as I really want to get them sorted and then start work on my second dragon that's currently in bits (I'm hoping I've done enough with that in the past that I should be able to stick it back together again without any further work to aid that, which should in theory mean I can paint it as components at work and not have to worry about storing an assembled dragon model).
Maybe someday I'll find time to convert my command groups and assemble my kit-bashed White Lions.
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Friday, 10 February 2017
Monday, 16 January 2017
Of course, with all the time needing to be spent getting the lounge cleared up for Christmas day, plus doing my part looking after the kids, and adding in several evenings when I got nothing done due to being half asleep due to baby-induced sleep deprivation, the closest I actually got to hobby was moving my tray of in progress stuff from the lounge into the back bedroom out of the way.
Actually, I tell a lie. I did also attempt to make a start on converting some of my broken spearmen into command models, only to spend about 15 minutes going through my boxes until I realised the models in question were actually in the shed, and I was damned if I was going to trek out to the shed at night in freezing temperatures to dig them out.