Sunday, 27 October 2013

Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock... goes the metronome.

All or nothing.

This or that.

Here or there.

That is how my week has been.

Work has been busy and I have just tried to relax in the evenings because my sleep has been poor lately. I am hoping that now the clocks have gone back, I will get a bit of sleep again. My rhythm seems to be tuned to the winter clock.. I guess we'll just have to see.

This week has been a little disappointing. I ordered some stuff on line and have been watching the store, only to see 'awaiting dispatch'. I checked in detail and noticed that the payment was in process so I checked paypal. Due to my card having to be replaced a few weeks ago, I had to upload a card to Pay-pal to replace it (which I did)... but I forgot to validate it so I have to send 'e-cheques' at the moment which take 5 to 10 days to process... I have now started the validation process and await my code in the post. I wish that I had done this sooner, then I may have my products now.

Another disappointment was buying a DVD to watch, getting it home and finding no DVD inside. Luckily, the shop had shut so I had to wait an extra day to watch my DVD... I may have been a bit sarcastic there. It was Oblivion and it was OK. I am glad I watched it on DVD rather than going to the cinema though. It was more predictable the longer it went on but had a neat twist near the end. The tech was good and the scenics were good... but it was definitely a DVD movie.

So... I have some Teratons (from Mantic) on order to convert up for a sci-fi order. I have also been informed that my 3 Vulkans from the Warzone Resurrection Kickstarter are going to be sent this week so there is a bit of light on the horizon.

In other news, my 3 eyed, moustachioed, hairy, groper has found a new home. I sold him on Friday and he has been sent off... hopefully to be cast up and sold on. Here he is:

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He was a mess around sculpt so I am glad that someone wanted to buy him and make something of him.

From a painting point of view I have finished another Reptiliad character... the Power-Stone Automaton:

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He's not as well painted as I would like but I had no enthusiasm for it... so I am glad that he is as painted as he is, to be honest. 

To completely de-rail things, the Puppetswar freebie turret has been scratching at my subconscious thoughts and yesterday, I decided that I needed to make something of it. I had planned to build it up into something and wasn't sure what... until another annoyance reared its head:

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I added a cockpit to a Macross kit and have never really liked it so the paint-job never got finished. With a little bit of snipping, re-shaping and a quick over spray of primer, we have the start of something different:

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I have now found a place for the free turret... it is the cockpit acting as the mech's head. This is only tacked together at the moment and there will be more pix to follow once I have painted a few bits. The lid of the cockpit is held on with a couple of magnets so you will be able to see the pilot inside once it is finished. It is a proper Macross/Puppetswar collaboration :).

That's it... there's a storm brewing in my neck of the woods so it is time to batten down the hatches and enjoy the ride (hopefully, we'll still have a roof tomorrow).

See you from the Cobb, Lyme-Regis, while watching the waves crash and the gulls stay ashore!


Lord Siwoc said...

Love the 3 eyed monster! Adorable!!!

Inso said...

Hopefully, at some point, you'll be able to buy one in metal/resin... I sold it with rights to reproduce.