|A happy New Year from all those currently in Jimland!|
As my blogging day is a Monday it was difficult to find a good a suitable day to reflect on 2017, but suffice to say I think I upped my game, painting some 100 figures or so for the first time in over a year and even managing to get a game in too!
With my enthusiasm at at an all time high in recent weeks, I was over-indulged with hobby related items at Xmas and here's some of the very thoughtful gifts I received:
|Three great books|
The third book which I'm currently reading gives a very revealing insight into the Victorian "Small Wars" and how the British and Colonial forces managed to achieve so much.
|Tools of the "trade"|
The hole/circle cutter came as a complete surprise and I can see it getting a lot of use.
|21st Century version of the humble glue-gun|
Complete with its own carry case, extra nozzles and fancy stand, it's another very welcome addition to my 'arsenal' of hobby-related tools.
I also got a very nice truck from my Grandson, which I forgot to photograph!
I also convince my better half that I needed a few more figure, which I purchase from e-bay at about half price; they're the front three blocks in the photo to the right - the figures in the background are figures I've had for many years and have finally seen the light of day! The basing on all these is not all I've managed to do hobby-wise in the last two weeks!
|Jimland and the Sudan - Spot the Oryx!|
Some few are for Jimland, but the remainder are primarily for the Sudan.
I also found that I hate painting camels more than I hate painting horses or foot figures. The third tray (gunners) are all but finished and not shown as I couldn't find where I'd tidied them away!
So, whilst progress has been very restrained over the holiday period I did manage to make some, but I reckon 2018 will see me changing gear into mass-production and hopefully even get a game or two in!
Thanks for taking the time to visit and once more I hope you've had a great holiday break and will have a great 2018, I'm pretty sure I will.