Monday, December 28, 2020

 Progress so far on the Honey...

The main colours from the Caunter scheme are airbrushed on and I brush painted the figure with a base coat of desert yellow, the thinned layers of khaki and wooden deck tan colours.A light dab of sunny flesh (Ooo er Missus) and then clear coated. I will use a thinned layer of oil paints to bring the colours together on the figure and then continue with chipping and weathering of the tank. Pastels will be used for the dust effects once everything else is completed. A lovely build so far and a wonderful escape from the madness outside. In case you are wondering yes, the wheels do move as do the tracks. I'll need that to complete the weathering on the tracks.

 That's Watson in the background and we had a major de-fleaing operation on him with Frontline, combing and more combing. He has been lethargic for the last couple of weeks and I suggested we do this first to rule it out. It's worked! He has more energy, a better appetite and loves being combed. We found only the two fleas but they would soon have multiplied. The others have had similar treatment, furniture and carpets sprayed and over the last three months we may have finally eradicated the little bitty bastards. I still plan to get the cats to the vet for a check up and their jabs so I won't be popular for a while with them.

Watson is also loafing in front of one of my presents, a mix it yourself whisky blending set which I tried out on Christmas Day evening. Thoroughly enjoyable and I will try it out again for New Years eve. I am also pleased to have the little bottles as a colleague at work is from Glasgow and I can bring him in some of the English Cotswold whisky to try out.

All in all, a quiet and somewhat subdued Christmas as the lockdown continues and although we went out walking, there is nowhere else to go to. I assume the sales are on and people are rushing out to buy whatever so another reason to avoid the shops. Having had Brexit divide society but hopefully now done and dusted, we have the next divisive issue to contend with, Sars-Cov-2 and vaccines. Apart from the next couple of days back at work I plan to have a quiet new year, finish this build and consider the next one for the table. 

I hope you all had a happy and peaceful Christmas and hopefully we can look forward to a better 2021.



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