You see everyone on the circuit knows I am a little easily swayed by pirates and associated items. Last year at Triples I was talking to Martin about this after having purchased another Blackbeard figure for my collection and along came Andy from Ainsty castings who joined the conversation.
A couple of hours passed and my wife had returned from shopping with Diane and I sent my wife to have a look at the pirate ship I have had my eye on for a couple of years at least. I have always managed to resist temptation, that was till Andy wandered over and asked if I would paint him a display model of said ship, in exchange for one for myself. I thought about it for all of a millisecond and committed to doing one for him.
Newark show came along and low and behold I arrived at Kelham hall and I received a rather large box from Andy, I didn't open it as I had work to do but it weighed a ton. Opening it that evening I discovered my payment was a man of war and a merchantman in exchange for the painting, I was a very happy man.
I started the ship late last year, but was unhappy with progress and so it got stripped back and started over again recently, thankfully my moods are under control and attention is becoming less of an issue of late.
So here are a few snap shots of the work in progress. Sorry about the quality they are from my phone which at least seems to take better pictures than my camera of late.
Well folks thats all I have for today I will be back again soon so thanks for reading.