Well my fine followers I just have time to post my last blog from good old Melbourne town before I depart for the country in a few days.
In between the entire hullabaloo that’s goes with moving house I was only able to finish some figure painting of the last guys and girls to go onto the next Fantasy diorama. I was going to post some photos but after lining up some four hundred or so figures, not one box but both boxes fell off the shelf!! You can imagine how jumbled they ended up, so I packed them up as they were and decided to fix them up at the other end!
After that mishap we were put in lockdown again due to the virus and the planned excursions were shot down. Over here you can’t go out unless you need food or medicine, oh and for some strange reason booze! What to do eh!
In the meantime, I had left out some material to make arrows however one problem is that when you do figures with bows you are going to need arrows. Well I tried to make my own, but cutting your own fletches is not easy. Luckily I did find some fellow who laser cuts them with a little tag so I tried them out on the last castle extension that had the archers at the butts and they worked really well. So I put them on my Xmas list and the good wife gave me six sets.
So it was off to fletching I went, it’s a bit fiddly and not that exciting so what do you do when you fletch? Bingo, you listen to IRO’s podcasts of course, and with the Tech Advisor back with us, I was able to get her to rig me up and so away I went. I have to say it was a great idea. I would imagine most of you have been doing so for the last year, just call me slow, but if you haven’t, its interesting and sometimes very funny, so try it out folks, you won’t be disappointed.
Well I have posted some photos of my fletching that may be of interest to anyone that may wish to use these little 1/72 scale arrows. Each set contains enough fletches to make twenty arrows and a length of copper wire; I must say I haven’t used the wire as I prefer to stick them on half ml steel wire rods, painted and cut to 12 ml lengths (that’s roughly the length of the arrows on the figures). I use tweezers and super glue to stick them on and with a steady hand and practice its gets pretty easy.
Anyway thanks to you all for you best wishes during the move and hopefully I can settle in, set myself up and whip up the next dio! And do my first post from the countryside. Until then keep safe folks.