15 May 2008

It was just one of those evenings. . .

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Yes, that’s right. . . I tipped over my open tin of Humbrol British Rifle Green last night. %%$&^*#amp;^*#!!! My work area really was a sea of green for a little while.

However, my mind remained clear, and I resolved to use the pool of green paint as my reservoir and simply continued painting until all coat tail turnbacks were finished. This took a couple of hours, so collars will be completed this evening.

I still have a little paint left in the tin, but I imagine it won’t be long before that dries up. It’s a little sad because I’ve had this tin of paint since purchasing it at MiniFigs HQ in Southampton in December 1988! Funny how one hangs onto certain sentimental memories, isn't it?

On a happier note, thank you for your interest and kind words concerning my upcoming musical venture. In fact, I met with the guy who will become our lead guitarist last night. He plays extremely well in that bluesy Clapton/Page style and will work well for this kind of project I think. So, I've got a drummer, a rockin' lead guitarist, and myself on bass and vocals. All we need now is a second guitarist, and we're ready to go.

Yes, indeed, the music covered will consist of artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bill Hailey, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, and the like plus a few more obscure numbers from the era too. This should be lots of fun. It's something I've wanted to do for the last decade and a half, but various degree programs, studying, and learning languages always seemed to get in the way. No longer!

Back on the soldier front, rest assured that photos of the troops in question are coming just as soon as there is a bit more to see besides flesh tone and very dark green against a black undercoat. They really aren’t much to look at just yet. ;-)


Der Alte Fritz said...

I've done that before, spilled my last bottle of Demon Deep Red (Floquil Paints) all over my painting table. They don't make the range of paints anymore.

I am gradually losing all of my favorite Ral Partha/IWM paints as i use them all up. IWM doesn't intend to resupply the paints. Hmm, I might offer to purchase the rights to their paints and market them myself.

Grimsby Mariner said...

Stokes I can fully sympathise with you. What I didn't say in my last painting update was that I spent the morning sitting in wet trousers after spilling my water pot over the desk - and being mindful that I had a limited time availble before lunch I mopped the desk but kept the trousers on!

Fitz-Badger said...

Yeah, I spilled most of my old bottle of GW Flesh wash (the old snap cap bottles, not the newer twist cap - not even sure what they have these days), which I used to use on my fantasy minis.

Steve said...

...ah, but at least you can still get the flesh wash Fitz... :o))

..Humbrol on the other hand are getting rarer and rarer..


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