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Weekly round up 16/2/2014 - Bugger and damnation !!! (with Boobs)

Funk, big time funk has set in at the Great Hall.

Its been one of those weeks, you know the sort  you have nothing planned to interrupt your week then things just happen and really throws a curve ball at you. Things had been going rather too well for me this year so it was expected that some ill fortune was long overdue

Things started really well for the first two days with several units of Napoleon's finest getting treated to some paint all at the same time, progress was being made. I should not complain too much as I have 2 battalions to base.
purposely a touch blurred due to not having appeared in the challenge yet
The rot set in Wednesday with a trip to the local witch doctor, as the problem with the neck has not receded as one hoped. After a bit of poking and putting Loki through his paces, said practitioner decided I have a nerve trapped between two vertebrate and promptly prescribed some powerful pain relief with the words take them one every four hours and they may cause you to be drowsy. The upside I take a pill and have no pain but am jiggered if I can see straight to paint. The self cure wait till the pain is unbearable then take tablet or nowt gets painted. In all seriousness though a couple of hours painting a day is all I can currently muster. Top this off with the fact that I have had too up my other medications that help me function daily and I am left like a zombie until my body adjusts, this could take up to 4 weeks.

The wife added to the frustration, by attempting to carry out sofa surgery and upgrading. She wanted to dye the sofa covers a new colour, not a problem I sorted out everything and sent her off to buy the correct amount of dye having calculated the safe load the machine could handle per packet of dye. While she was out I stripped all the covers off for her return and sorted the items into three wash loads. Later that afternoon Mrs Loki entered the paint room and muttered to me the machine was not working simply saying the drum was not turning. Ah ha I thought a broken belt, simple job I can replace that, so I opened the back of the washer to check belt intact. So then I decided to check the electrics they all appeared to be in order, it then occurred to me having spotted an unopened packet of dye, she had tried to take a short cut and had overloaded the washer and burnt the motor out!!

Thursday I decided to paint my French Hussars, it was only later in the day I realised this was going to be harder than I planned. I had sometime ago saved some sabretache designs to my computer hard drive, after all anything to make the job a little easier is welcomed. Then it dawned on me I no longer had the file, as they were on the PC that was wrecked. No matter I thought I can download them again only to discover the old links did not work bugger it now that means free handing them!!!! If any one has these saved help an old fool out please :)

Things improved again Saturday when I changed direction and did another 3 Nubian warbands. Today has been at a snails pace again due to pain but I have made a start on a small bunch of woodland Indians for a client.

So with all this bad Karma this week I am need of a bit of a pick me up and in case you are too; here are some uplifting images.





Well that's it for another week in the Great Hall, hope you all have a good one next week.

45 comments:

  1. FFS.. That's some week. Now I suggest some rest ! And boobs..

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  2. I smell a sitcom...

    All this, PLUS it's raining. Chin up, the law of averages will have to kick in and give you a break soon!

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    1. Oh it has not stopped raining here for weeks on end, fortunately I am on top of a hill

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  3. It never rains but it pours mate! If it's any consolation, my very similar neck issue cleared up in roughly 7-10 days just recently. Not content with no longer receiving sympathy and cups of tea I decided to break a toe to get back on the gravy train. It's all fun and games....

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    1. Ahh the broken toe trick yes done that one a few years back it gives me grief every winter now! (I'm not going to tell you the ridiculous way I brokr mine though)

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  4. Sorry to hear about the troubles Loki. You do realise it could be an effect of trying to lift those boobs don't you? ;)

    Bummer about losing the sabretache files - I hope someone is able to help you out

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    1. Its more likely the lack of boob lifting, making me damned unfit and a target for germs ;)

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  5. I'm really sorry to hear of your last week troubles but the way you presented them made me smile a bit. It's good to see the you didn't loose your humour anyway.

    All the best for your neck!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Always look on the bright side of Life, its what keeps me going Stefan

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  6. Chin up fella, those kind of weeks happen to the best of us!

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    1. Cheers Vladd, always keep me chin up as friction burns on that area hurt

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  7. Lots of great WiP! I do hope your neck mends quickly.

    I've found that I need to raise my painting surface up to keep from getting a sore neck. I should shoot you a photo of my unorthodox "stacked boxes" arrangement.

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    1. Ahh the box skyscraper method, I found your image interesting and decided to add a couple more boxes and was pleasantly surprised as it allowed me to paint for a bit longer so Thanks buddy

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    2. LOL the skyscraper method! Great name.

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  8. Well in all your pain you still paint faster then I do.;-) I hope the pain gets easier and nice babe shots!

    Christopher

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    1. I like to share the babes Christopher it keeps us all going

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  9. Andrew, tough week, indeed! I have a jpg sheet French Hussard sabretache designs. I wonder if it could be the one you lost? I can gladly send it on.

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    1. Jonathan I would be most grateful if you could send me a copy, it is likely that it is the same one if not at least I have the file to play with

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  10. That's a real run of bad luck.
    I hate it when the washing machine is broken.
    Ours is due to die soon so we really need to get a new one soonish.
    cheers and hope your month improves.

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    1. The washer would have been fine if it was not overloaded but such is life eh we cant have too much good luck or it would be dull :)

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  11. Blimey, I could do without a week like that! :O(

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  12. ooooch, hope this week is better for you

    Ian

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  13. Oh my, I'll stop whinging about my sore throat and get back to painting then! Hope you get yourself straightened out soon!

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    1. Thanks Michael, no need to stop complaining about a sore throat fella, they can be nasty blighters

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  14. Here's for a better week this week!

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    1. Cheers Rodger, all I can say is it cant get much worse can it?

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  15. ...but at least you can keep smiling :)

    you've just got to paint the rough with the smooth (a phrase more fitting to our hobby).

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    1. I think smiling through gritted teeth comes to mind although my sense of humour does help

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    2. A good sense of humour definitely helps with our hobby, I've found - that and the ability to be able to swear under your breath :)

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  16. Beautiful troops, even if I must admitt that I spent more time looking at the other photos...don't know why...

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    1. You cant beat a pair not in this hobby :)

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  17. Sounds like you've been having fun!!! Poor chap!

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    1. You know me Ray always having a bit of fun somewhere

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  18. The good thing about bad weeks is that it makes you appreciate good weeks. Watch some Olympics and chill out a bit. The only important thing is to take care of yourself. (oh and those close to you). Hope the sofa looks nice now and that wifie is happy!"

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    1. Wifey is happy! I bought her a new washer for Valentines ;)

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    2. And they say romance is dead!

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  19. Sorry to hear about the funk my friend, hope things get better and thanks for the boobs!

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    1. Hey Fran thats a good idea for a post Funky Boobs :D

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  20. Really sounds like you had a hell of a week. Get better soon.

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    1. Thanks I hope so as the witch doctor informs me its the torture specialist next

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  21. Sorry for your troubles Loki...and I like these "Boob Posts"... :-)

    Marzio.

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  22. Thank you Marzio, always nice to have some boobs on occassion

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