The news over the weekend is devastating. I won't add anything as so much has been said already, only that I'm as deeply upset as the rest of the modelling community. We all feel the pain.
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Essentially it's a modular design and in this respect it works very well, although you have to think on your feet slightly as beyond the basic instructions for the box-art buildings there are only suggestions as to how to proceed. I needed something long and thin so laid out a selected set of walling and added bits and painted as I went along. Glazing as I went was in hindsight a bad move; yes it's easier to do it while the walls are flat, but no matter how careful I was the solvent fumes fogged bits of it in odd corners. Now a fully constructed box with a false back.
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Panting took longer to do than the build as I couldn't get the effect that I wanted until the German Grey came into play and toned everything down a little. There is a danger that stonework can look a little like painting by numbers.
Luckily it's too narrow for a bus, but the small boy may make an appearance again. Possibly standing on a box to see over the parapet.
Wednesday, 8 May 2019
There's just enough black paint left to do the Clees Hay carcass. That's the garage door frame and three layouts out of one tin - hurrah. Also some experimenting with some spray cans ala Mr Nevard. Mixed results, but I'll persevere.
Note the late 20th century cave paintings are still in place.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Saturday, 4 May 2019
Friday, 3 May 2019
Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Saturday, 27 April 2019
Other news: Off to the Epsom show today ostensibly to do a little shopping which was mostly successful even though I managed not to spend the £200 on books that I'd have liked to have taken home. All of a sudden the S&D and Settle stuff looks appealing. Excellent show; even the first room would have been worth the trip with our lord Gravatt with Arun Quay leading the role call. A lengthy chat with Andy Jones who (when he wasn't getting a waggy finger from the other half) was showing the evocative Herstmonceux for the final time. It really is a high quality event and with my usual scoring gave:
Rucksacks (a fairly high) 7
Back to the panting before a trip up to the smoke for a date with some panto. After all, there is nothing like a dame in April.