I seem to be passing through a period of time where absolutely nothing seems to get done. My corner of the dining room table at 'Awdry Towers' looks as though someone has dropped a significantly large bomb on it! All manner of half finished miniatures and projects litter the space including this fine gentleman from 'Tommy's War'. This was my impulse buy when I visited Euro Militaire 2011 with the Provost Marshal the other day. This is my first 54mm multi part figure and having seen the quality of work on show at the exhibition I've been somewhat reticent about stating him. Well it all started well enough, a beautifully sculpted resin model by Nino Pizzichemi, representing a Captain from the 4th Bn Royal Fusiliers during the Great War.
However it wasn't long before disaster struck and in a fairly significant way! Having picked out a large lipped base I was cutting a section out of the plastic to allow the positioning of the foot but forced it too hard and snap went the ankle! When the air returned to a more normal hue as opposed to the vivid blue it became clear that a spot of surgery was required. Fortunately the resin was receptive to drilling and a paperclip pin was inserted and sealed with a bit of green stuff.
If you look hard enough at the above photograph you can see the break but I'm hopeful that once the painting is underway it should become almost indiscernible. I envisage this to be a distraction that I work on from time to time while between projects of the usual 28mm fodder so will keep posting 'Work in Progress' reports as it progresses.