Not a huge amount to crow about this morning, but I have managed to finish off a few more trees - three to be exact. They were done using the same technique that I had followed previously, a technique that was generously shared by the mischievous Loki of 'Loki's Great Hall' fame.
Slow, but steady progress and good to see the forest taking shape; the previous efforts, including a quick 'how to', can be found here.
Progress on the painting table has also been slow, but the newly rediscovered damaged stone walls have received a base coat - still a lot more to do there before they're finished.
In other news, I recently read a rather elegant post on the splendid 'Legatus' Wargames Armies' weblog, which amongst other things, referred to DVD storage. Now this is a problem that we share here at 'Awdry Towers'; due to my habitual spending, yours truly has amassed quite a collection over the years,
sadly though they have been consigned to dusty cupboards and inaccessible shelves where a penchant for archaeology is required just to unearth a feature film for one's viewing pleasure. An investment in some rather splendid storage cases was made and the first one filled with great gusto only to discover another tantalising problem - what do I do with the empty cases? Am I really considering storing empty cases in boxes in the loft or do I simply discard them? I may need to give this some more thought, but having decided to just randomly throw the DVDs into their new home, the decision to sort by title, genre or rating proving too much for my tired and addled brain at this point, I spied some wonderfully bizarre combinations that could provide an entertaining distraction, take for example this combination…
Finally to round off this morning's seemingly unrelated ramblings, I am delighted to say that I took procession of Tony Harwood's new terrain book this week, the unpretentiously titled, 'More Wargame Terrain'. Although, I have only managed a cursory look, I can tell you that it is presented in a similar format to Book 1, with plenty of wonderfully clear photographs detailing the construction of a myriad of useful terrain pieces ranging in difficulty and size - invaluable reference material and lots of ideas for future distractions, thank you Tony!
Tony's book is available via his blog, 'DAMPF'S MODELLING PAGE'.