Well blow me I know I am ill as I decided to get Facebook sorted out. I want it known that I held out for as long as possible but finally lost the battle last night. I have had many requests over the last year asking why I wasn't on there. I did not consider it a problem I have watched enough Jeremy Kyle on daytime t.v. to keep me secure in the knowledge I was right. However over the last year I have gained a fair few friends through blogging. Although I am on Google + and having trialled Facebook with the business I was finally convinced that it was potentially a good thing to do, there is always the delete button if needed :) It will allow me to be more easily contacted etc. etc..
I have been fascinated by pirates since I was a young boy. Blimey that's a heck of a long time in reality. I don't know what it is maybe its the freedom of lifestyle, and the daring deeds of times long past. Although there is no denying they were a ruthless and bloodthirsty bunch in reality. I have always admired the Foundry range of pirates, but I have not had the luxury of lots of surplus funding to spend on what in essence is a bit of frivolity on my part.
As I briefly mentioned on a whim I happened to be browsing Evil Bay and saw some of the Foundry pirates and they happened to be only a £1.00 a figure. I heard a voice in my head saying to me "that's a bargain if ever there was one!" the other voice was saying "don't stray from the path, you have done well and not been distracted from the years goals you set." I spent the next few hours ummming and arrrring over the pirates, then a voice in my head said "look idiot, these will give you a bit of a break from your painting projects and the other projects you are working on." Now I have to admit life has been a touch stressful here and life at the moment feels like a bloody great juggling act and it's only a matter of time before I drop all the balls.
So I spent my money and thought I am going to have some fun with these. I have decided that the lead will get the best paint job my brushes can deliver, so I expect it to take a few weeks to get all 30 painted but here is the test figure.