Monday, 11 May 2009

Figometer Annual Tally Report

46. I've managed to beat last years total output by 7 figures, an improvement but still 2 short of the target. Not missing the painting at the moment really, little Isla easily fills the void left by not picking up the brush, and sleep does for the rest. Still visiting the forums and dreaming of getting figure related stuff for my birthday though, but general funding for purchases of the hobby kind are very limited, taken over by baby wipes, cotton wool balls and stocks of nappies.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Baby Isla Jean Ward

Isla Jean Ward arrived at 10.35am on Sunday the 26th April, and I have to say it was the happiest day of my life. She's now settling in well at chez Ward and we've been out and about (she likes the pram) and seen quite alot this past week. Mummy is now feeling a lot more human after a long labour, and I think we're coping very well with the big adjustment to life Isla brings. Its been a steep learning curve but I can wield the nappy better than my 00 brush and change, burp and bathe the little one as if a veteran of many campaigns (well, almost).

Hijacking my mini blog here's some proud dad pics. Blowing a bubble with mummy, grumpy face and getting a manicure!

It's tiring but great, and for a little while at least my hobby will have to take a back seat (mind you, I painted the face of a mini last week while Isla got a feed, sneaked that one in!!). As MacArthur said, 'l shall return'.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Figometer Update (April 2009)

As you may have seen, I managed to put in quite alot of work on several of my Dutch militiamen. The paint was flowing really well and I consider these chaps to be some of my best to date, you start to get a feel as to what the unit will look like when you've painted up 10 models or so, and the blues and greys seem to work a treat. Well, this was the last big push (8 miniatures finished) until the arrival of my little baby - A timely arrival in the world of the Figometer, as April saw the last months work before my end of year tally of painted lead. A new graph will chart the highs and lows of the past 12 months soon, but I think the total is up on last year. But now t'is time to put down the brush for a wee while, because somebody arrived last week...