Monday, 5 October 2015

Back on the Wagon...

Hi folks,

All moved and ensconced in my new (temporary) painting room. Today (Monday) was my first day at the new office, and a fuel spill and lorry fire on one of the main roads in the area saw my travel time home go from 20 minutes to over 2 hours. Just like being back working in Glasgow!


When I got home I really didn't want to do any painting. But I knew that was a dangerous path to go down... I just knew if I didn't do something it would be weeks before I picked a paintbrush up again. So I forced myself to get organised and do a little line highlighting.

Not great photos, I know. I also managed to get a fuel trailer and a Wasp done with the lightened Russian Uniform.

Still greys and other colours to highlight, base to do, etc. I'll see how the highlights work in the light of day tomorrow and decide if I need to do more or go lighter.

I also received my hobby drill that I had ordered. £15 from Ebuyer and I got all this:

I've already tested it out - the largest size drill bit is the perfect size for the magnets I have - a small mount of work and one of my Sherman Fireflys now has a magnetised turret! I'm aiming to work my way through my whole collection of resin tanks over the next few weeks. No hurry though as it is slightly mess and noisy.

I'm going to try and keep the momentum up painting wise, as if I let it slide it will be too easy to not do anything. A little and often will keep things just ticking over. The trick seems to be to just do something - even slow progress is still progress!

Hopefully an easier journey home tomorrow night and I'll feel less rushed for time. My aim is to get at least another 2 Churchills highlighted.


  1. Very nice. Glad to hear you are settled in.

    1. I'm a man of simple requirements Cameron. As soon as my PC was back on the internet I consider myself to be unpacked!

  2. Hope the journey home improves today for you :)

    Nice drill set. Are the magnets ordered from China via eBay Jamie? Mine should be here any day now after a months wait, loose turrets drive me mad! A pain fitting them, but worth the effort.

    All the best,


    1. Thanks Lee!

      I've no idea where the magnets came from, they were bought many years ago as part of a failed Full Thrust basing attempt. But I've hopefully got enough to get all my tanks sorted. Just terrified a turret cracks in half or something. Not sure I dare try with some of the smaller turrets!

  3. That drill set is a bargain mate! My dremel in comparison was daylight robbery!

    Glad to hear the move went well and that you have space to work.


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