I realise I am a day over due for this regular post but having been working with the Warbases team all weekend I really did not have any energy last night to be writing a post, so you will have to excuse the lateness on this occasion. I also have not been reading as many blog posts this last week due to work load and despite my efforts have decided to not try to play catch up on the last 6 days worth of posts. If I have missed one of your posts I apologise.
Well I had no choice last week but to pull myself out of the funk and get into top gear as soon as possible with a week of doctors appointments interrupting my schedule on all but one of the days I had a lot to do.
I shall start with a real positive first this week, as I hit the brushes and started working on a rather pleasurable commission for a fellow blogger. A nice pile of prohibition gangsters from the Dixon Miniatures range. I have to say these figures are some of the best sculpts I have had to work on in a long time with very minimal clean up required.
As well as the gangster project I had a bit of a job on tackling some sculpts for Martin at Warbases in time for the weekend as I only received the blank templates Monday morning.
The weekend was spent working, having set the stand up mainly Friday evening, it was off to bed and an 8am start on Saturday to complete the job ready for the doors opening. I met many regular customers and familiar faces and did have a little time to chat to most of them at some points during the day. In fact by the time it came to closing the doors Saturday we were grateful as limbs ached. Saturday evening was our usual yearly outing with both families going out for a meal and a good chat, discussing things going forward in the future. The day had been a good one and we have some loose plans arranged for the future. Its best to be flexible when making plans as circumstances and other matters thus allowing some wiggle room.
This next piece is my own thoughts on the rest of the weekend and in no way an opinion of Warbases as a whole. Sunday at Triples was the usual graveyard with a trickle of sales all day long we were in danger of dying from inherent boredom and in fact rather unusually Martin gave the order to commence closing up just after 3pm as he also had enough. You see Triples is no longer the event it was and as several major traders are not there any more. No Perry's, Front Rank, Gripping Beast, Fighting 15's etc etc. It really has become and should only be a one day show as it is not worth the outlay and expenses for the second day.
I finish this weeks post by welcoming Will Mays aboard the Longships enjoy the ride. I have a busy month ahead now as there are a lot of regular shows this time of year in different parts of the country and I also have a great deal of work for Brigantes Studios to be dealing with. Have a good week ahead folks.