As this was only supposed to be a minor distraction, I had decided relatively early on that I wasn't going to invest a huge amount of the 'hard earned' into lead dinosaurs, choosing instead to build up what was needed with, ready painted toy beasties. Retrospectively, I think we can all safely agree that went horribly wrong, especially given the amount of prehistoric inspired plastic, roaming across the dining room table of 'Awdry Towers'; the Saintly Mrs. Awdry is not amused!
Plastic is all well and good, but I'm an inquisitive soul by nature and just couldn't help wondering what it would be like to have a go at painting my own dinosaurs and before I knew it, I had found myself perusing the pages of 'The Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company'. At just £4 for two Ornithomimus miniatures it seemed churlish not to give this a try and the results of this experiment can be seen before you. There was a moment of mild panic when I realised that there wasn't going to be a handy 'Osprey' title with clear illustrations to guide me, but then it dawned on me that I could jolly well paint them whatever colours I wanted; after all who could argue?
Having finished the pair, I just can't help thinking that I need a few more to make up a herd and then of course there was the Velociraptors, the Pachycephalosaurus and the ... oh no it's happening again!