Another busy week, dominated again but the publication of examination results, has put paid to any great progress on the painting table. I tinkered with a hay cart and pondered a plague doctor,* but sadly they have come to naught. What I have noticed, however, is that in these periods of inactivity, I become more susceptible to the dangers of UXB - Unexpected Buying!
*not a statement you would want to say out loud too often!
|£2.90 on the left and £5.10 on the right!
Having 'flocked' my 'Dark Wood' base with the remnants of my static grass, I found myself in need of a resupply. Now being inherently lazy the thought of catching the train into the Sunshine Coast's mighty Metropolis was about as appealing as root canal treatment and so a spot of web based research was called for. Before long, I stumbled upon the fact that '4Ground', those purveyors of fine MDF buildings, were now selling the very basing material I was after, and at a fraction of the price that our local 'Workshop of Games' was charging - superb news!
Not knowing what the best match for my grass of choice was,** I plumped for a tub of Winter and a Tub of Autumn.***
** again something you should probably not say aloud too often
***I can now reveal that these are pretty much identical, with the Winter having a hint more brown to it!
It was at this point that the inevitable happened; having been robbed of precious hobby time for a couple of weeks now, surely I was entitled to a little treat? Well Before I knew it a timber framed shop was in the basket, hidden beneath a verdant covering of fresh grass, here it remained undetected and sailed through the checkout unmolested. Beware the curse of UXB, still at least I have something to do on what promises to be a damp Bank Holiday.