I'm going to be out of action tomorrow and Friday as far as painting is concerned. I have a couple of troublesome cysts in my left lower eyelid that need to be removed, and while the procedure is minor the after effect's mean I'll have blurred vision (from the eye drops they use) and will have to wear an eye patch for 24 hours. While I would ordinarily relish the chance to look like a Pirate the downside is that my depth perception will be reduced to zero, meaning I will have to take a couple of days off from painting.
The annoying thing is I also can't drive, meaning I'll be off work, which would ordinarily be a great opportunity for me to get some painting done! So instead of putting paint to metal I guess I'll just have to get some serious 'finkin' done instead. Oh my, this is gonna hurt...
First off I need to work out my painting strategy for the Analogue Challenge. I already have a rough idea what I want to do but I really need to dig out all the models, clean them up, assemble in some cases and prime them ready for the Dec 15th start date (yes, this is allowed). This is actually a really good opportunity for me to remind myself exactly what is in my Lead Mountain. Over the years I have tried to reduce the number of models laying around by either giving them away or occasionally selling them. Some old citadels went to my daughters for them to paint (I see it as an investment) but there are still several boxes lurking in the cupboard under the stairs and its high time I found out what was in them!
The second job I need to do is work out what I need to buy. A large part of the Challenge for me is about painting those models that are languishing in storage boxes, but I also want to paint some new stuff for my 6mm North Africa Project and that means buying yet more minis'. I have a vague but as yet unformed idea about painting some Italian Infantry but I don't really know at this stage what I need to buy. My depth perception may make painting difficult but it won't stop me looking at the relevant army lists and building up a shopping list.
If I still have time on my hands I could probably spend a bit of time tidying up my painting desk but I'll probably just take a leaf out of Mike Whitaker's book and listen to some pod casts. I don't get nearly enough time to do this normally so it'll be good to just sit down and geek out for a while.
Dammit... the formatting seems to have gone all 'wonky' . Apologies for the mess (words cut in half etc)...I'm trying to find a fix but for now I'll stop messing about - publishing and reverting to draft and publishing again - because I know its messing up being able to leave comments. I'll correct the problem when I find a solution!ReplyDelete
Apparently this is a known issue and Google are working on it now. Basicly the word wrap feature isn't working.Delete
Good luck. I hate having things done to my eye's but it sounds like you have a good plan.ReplyDelete
It's not a serious thing but it is rather unpleasant, and I've had this several times before. No idea why I have had these so many times but at least I know what to expect when I turn up tomorrow.Delete
Good luck and hope the Finkin' does not work out to expensiveReplyDelete
I fear it will. I'll need infantry, vehicles and guns for my Italians. The Vehicles are relatively cheap from Heroics and Ros but the best infantry figures are GHQ IMHO, and are pretty pricey. It all depends what sort of company I decide to build.Delete
Good luck with the operation. Why not build some terrain, or work on some terrain boards?ReplyDelete
I do have some roads to make.... hmmmmDelete
..but it is probably a good time to avoid power tools! ;-)Delete
Aw anything but the eyes! Hate having my eyes messed with - even eye drops. Good luck and minimal discomfort. :O(ReplyDelete
Good luck and don' t worry...take these two days as nap time... ;-)ReplyDelete
Hope it all works out well LeeReplyDelete
Tactile time with the lead pile and quiet contemplation time is nice too!
Nobody like their eyes messed around with!!!!! I'll need a pic of you with the eyepatch though!!!ReplyDelete
Hope everything goes alright you finkin whore!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the op mate. Don't fink too hard, it only leads to ideas, which lead to plans, which lead to....ReplyDelete
Hope all goes well Lee, and you are back up and running in time for the Challenge!ReplyDelete
Ouch! All the best to you and hope all goes well.ReplyDelete
Good luck with your eye procedure. Don't you hate it when a medical procedure prevents you from enjoying a day off at the painting desk? I know, I do!ReplyDelete
Best of luck with the procedure. While boring you might consider cleaning up the paint station and taking inventory of what you need to get ready for "The Challenge". A better idea is to become a pirate for the day - you're almost there given the eye patch! Dread Pirate Lee does have a certain ring to it.ReplyDelete
Good luck with your strategy!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to see your progress in the challenge. :-)
Thanks for all the best wishes, but.... I spent most of Yesterday at the Hospital expecting to have the Cyst in my eyelid removed. Instead the consultant said I have a condition called Blepharitis (blocked eyelid oil glands), proscribed me a course of antibiotic eyedrops and said I need to come back in THREE TO SIX MONTHS (WTF nhs!!!) to have the procedure I thought I was having yesterday if the eyedrops don't work. A whole day wasted for something that surely should have been diagnised and treated by my GP. Very very frustrating.ReplyDelete
Hope things go better for you! On yer finking... I'm kinda surprised you haven't mentioned expanding your air force. Besides the Italian infantry and attendant Italian vics, some more aircraft( including reconnaissance and bombers) could not only add scope and objective marking terrain; also spur you on to dogfighting in the skies of North Africa!ReplyDelete
I will be getting some more aircraft. At the moment my italians are feeling a bit vulnerable. ;)Delete