Well hello folks, it’s been a long time since I posted anything but that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle. As for everyone, this year hasn’t been our best and I feel we are not out of the woods yet, but I feel everyone is soldiering on as best they can and getting a lot of modelling done. I wasn’t affected much as I worked for a business that was deemed essential so it was work as normal, apart from a few adjustments applied by our government.
Well the big change, as some of you already know, is that I have retired from work and am selling up and moving to the countryside. It has been very hectic, with my wife and I driving up to the country to buy the house we liked and then returning back to the city, and then last week we drove to the South Australian border to pick up the Tech adviser who has been stuck over there all year after the border was closed. It’s good to have her back so she can take me through the new word press stuff, thus this post…ha-ha!
The news is that after this post it may be difficult to do any more as we have to pack up 25 years’ worth of accumulated junk (no not my dioramas), then get down to renovating the house so we can sell it next year. It’s going to be a big job so modelling will be severely impacted, but maybe I can leave one little workbench to paint at, fingers crossed.
As I said I’m painting up a heap of figures for the upcoming double diorama time (it has been thought out beforehand, not halfway through as I normally do!) If all goes to plan it will include two ships and the temple I purchased at the Warhammer shop in Ringwood some time ago and balked at painting. However, after I used the two part resin on the Caribbean show I feel confident now to use it on this one and use the same method for the placement of the ships. As you can see by the plans above I won’t be building the diorama in Melbourne, it will have to wait until I have set myself up in the new shed … oh yes there had to be a big shed for me as the new house is smaller and so I won’t get that big room I have enjoyed here!!
As you can see I will be a busy boy for the next two to three months so forgive me if I don’t get to check out all of your great work and give my humble opinions, but I will try!
I will leave you with a few photos of the figures I have been painting so you will get some idea of the theme of things to come. Until then keep well and for those who celebrate Christmas have a merry one. Oh, and I haven’t forgotten the eggnog Marvin!!