Now that the distraction of the 'swamp' is out of the way I have found a little time to do some more on 'Tommy' here. As I have mentioned before this has been a complete departure for me and one that I still have mixed feelings about. That said I was so buoyed by the very positive and encouraging comments from so many that I am committed to seeing the project through.
As you can see 'Tommy' has started to get himself dressed thanks mainly to the 'Smillie' passing on his secret formula for painting First World War miniatures. This certainly took some of the uncertainty out of the process and Mr. Smillie, next time you find yourself anywhere near the Sunshine Coast then there is a beer waiting here with your name on it. Just as a very brief aside if you haven't visited Smillie's 'Painting Diary' then I thoroughly recommend a visit, you will not be disappointed.
'Tommy' has had some issues with stability of late, he keeps falling off his base, hence the paint job stops at his trousers. Next job, therefore is to try and fix him a little more securely, finish off the painting and come up with something original for the base!