The day started well up at 6 am and into the painting room after the morning rituals, I set about the basing of the skraelings, with gusto. I worked hard and applied all the base coat colour dried it with a hair dryer to speed it all up and then applied the dry brushing of the two later shades of earth.
Then it all went wrong!!!!
Well it was bound to happen was it not ? After painting all the bases on a plethora of figures they needed some matt varnishing, and as it was -2 celsius outside so dumb Loki decided to spray the whole lot in his man cave. Yes doors and windows firmly closed so the old SWMBO did not get a whiff of what I was doing. The words of my Mother now ring in my head "act in haste repent at leisure" as this simple act has completely floored me!!
With my health problems I should never have attempted this, but my desire to finish some stuff off in time for me to take a break over Christmas took over and all thoughts of health went out of the window. I battled through to get the Skraelings based, and submitted to Curt. However by this time was done in I could hardly breathe and have had to call it day over. So I may be quiet for a couple of days as I recover.
Now I can fully appreciate the words on the back of the tin. 'Only use in well ventilated areas - exposure to the fumes can cause drowsiness and dizziness'. the latter part is my normal state so things could not get any worse could they? Well they can indeed, currently laying in bed gazing at stars floating in my eyes and wheezing like I am drawing my last breath.
Lesson learned me thinks!!!