It been a quiet week here in the Great Hall. Most of my week has been spent doing chores and sitting back and contemplating the future and what it holds for me. I have done little in the way of painting for a change, in fact that has been almost nil in truth. As evidenced below with only 3 riflemen making a small amount of progress. In part because I've had my "duck knocked off a little" and had to make some changes as you will have read in part on the bloggers for charity page. The other is because I'm like a fecking coiled spring waiting for the challenge to kick off!!! I have never been in the position of having so much stuff ready to paint, that I cant lay a brush on and its really hard to resist the urge. Still we are on the home straight now and I will be ready for the exact minute I can unleash the brushes.
The eagle eyed among you will have spotted that I have Big Lee's contribution to the Bloggers for charity painting marathon mounted onto some bases ready for some finishing touches. I shall complete this next week along with the laborious task of winding up my business and finalising the accounts.
Mid week was a bit of fun with fence panels being ripped asunder from their mountings and tossed in various neighbours gardens. The real fun was retrieving them and trying to stack them out of harms way in 80 mile an hour winds. Yes I have very few brain cells and thought it would not be a problem, I was sensible enough not to attempt replacing them until the next day though as the process of stacking them proved to be very hard work.
A lot of the week has been spent reading some books that I have borrowed from good buddy Kevins' Library. As I start to plan various biblical armies for next year. I have also been watching a vast array of documentaries via You tube.
Yesterday was a good day as the postman bought me plenty of packages, I received another batch of lead from Andrew at AW miniatures, so currently I am just waiting for the Marines and a couple of arms for some of the Indians, then I can dispatch all the outstanding figures.
As previously mentioned Big Lee's figures arrived all safe and sound in fact they were so well wrapped an Egyptologist would have been proud. It took me 5 minutes with careful scalpel work just to cut my way through the layers of tape on the box to open it. Only to be confronted by a dense wall of bubble wrap, each figure carefully wrapped and sealed with half a roll of tape in its own travelling blanket of wrap. Just the thing for getting something from A to B using the Royal Fail postal service here in the UK.
The final thing to arrive yesterday was a fresh set of weapons of mass destruction, from Rosemary and Co. Yes with the challenge only a few days away it was time to splash the cash and purchase a complete new set of brushes. As always with this company I have received superb service and received them the very day after placing my order, what more can a grumpy Viking ask for!!! and the chocolates were a nice touch and scrumptious and dispatched before the wife or dog caught sight of them.
Well folks that's all from the Great Hall this week, thank you for dropping by and reading.