Monday, 21 September 2009

West Prussian Drummer (WIP)

Been away on holiday in France this past week, great to get away from it all. Spent time in a lovely French farmhouse with family in the Midi-Pyrenees region. Lazed by the pool, drank the odd brew and ate a lot of cheese!

The new fluorescent tubes for my lamp should be installed later today which will enable me to get back in the painting saddle. Here's a pic of the Prussian drummer which is all the recent painting activity i've done! This chap and the officer are more complete than not. It's not the best photograph though due to the lack of adequate lighting.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Daylight Deadlight

Still without daylight tubes for my lamp, replaced the starters thinking it may be those that have gone but to no avail. Next will be replacing the tubes, if that doesn't work it'll be the ballast in the lamp and I may as well ditch it. I limped on with an hours painting at the weekend but found it a bit difficult. Hopefully the new tubes will arrive this week and karma will be restored if they work.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Painted something

Managed some painting at the weekend, almost completed a West Prussian drummer. But unfortunately my daylight lamp is out of action so the experience was rather laboured. Sourcing new starters at the moment and if they don't work i'll need to buy a couple of new tubes. The current ones have lasted 2 and a half years so they do probably need replacing. Once this is fixed i'll be able to take some photos... I'd also got a couple of new Series 7 brushes and managed to snap the end off one opening a bottle of Foundry paint. The gods of painting must have been angry that day!