Hobby wise, I have been adding to the horde with another Ebay batch of plastic Squat miniatures. I have quite a few now and it is getting to a point where I will have to start putting them together. Unfortunately, I am a bunch of arms short so I will have to take that into account (and sculpt more or see if I can get some other arms from somewhere else... dare I say recast ones?). I have also been investigating transport options and have not really come up with anything... so I am building my own:
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You can't really see much from the above picture... but I have got the shape down to what I want and have put together some wheels too. You will also see that I have some model filler in the picture. That is because I am seriously thinking of getting this cast up (either I will do it or I will pay someone else to) so I need to make sure all the gaps are filled and smoothed down, ready for the mould making process. The plan is to make these standard transports so they will be nothing fancy; just wheeled, armoured boxes. I've still got a long way to go but I am in a bit of a hobby drought at the moment and this seems to be something I am willing to persevere with (at the moment). It always seems to be the warmer weather that slows things down...
So... Friday night was the Sergeants Mess Summer Ball and this year, I took my wife and an additional guest (which was nice). We all had a great time and knocked it on the head after 1am in the morning. I was a little worse for wear and really didn't sleep very well so Saturday was written off and after another rough night (very little sleep) Sunday has been pretty quiet too. It's life in the fast lane at the moment!
Because I am a bit tired, I thought I'd tinker today so my wife got a new bracelet:
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All patriotic! This one is better than the last one because I have joined two looms together now so that I can get longer bracelets... so the stars go all the way around. It took me about half an hour and cost me about 30p... that is great value for a hobby.
You should all be aware that I am a bit of a fan of AT VOTOMs. Well... on my travels through Ebay, I spotted some Gashapon mini-mechs and couldn't believe the price so I had to buy them. I got six 1/60scale VOTOMS mechs (each about 3.5inches tall) for the grand price of £12.99 including postage! How could I refuse? They are made of a slightly rubbery material but are painted and hacve a certain amount of movement. Once I have decided how I am going to deal with them, I will post some pix... but here is a link to five of them: LINK. They are pretty cool, aren't they?
Well... that is about that for today. I hope you are enjoying life.
See you from the shady spot!