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Monday, 22 February 2021

Projects

My tidied painting and work area.

 So, after about four sessions of 'tidying' my painting area, it's finally cleared off and ready for use.
 What took so long I hear your ask ? (You did wonder right ?).
Apart from all the pressing real-life matters ("Make me a coffee" - SWMBO) and other mundane interuptions it was the usual distractions of finding things that had 'gone astray' - my favourite small file, a pack of florist wire (for spears and suchlike), a model boat and so on.
All the items from the newly implemented "Lost and Found" had to have a place to be stored anew and there were also 'surprises' that already had places to be but weren't there - a couple of ship's cannon to be added to the decks of my pirate fleet, surprisingly both were painted!
I also found more usable brushes - quite a variety, from very large , to very small detail ones. These are in the pot to the top right of the photo above, the top left one being where brushes go to die and are stored!
A pair of dice, one D6 and 1D20 were also a notable 'find' as they were last used for working out points scored in the conclusion of my last Jimland adventure nearly a year ago.
Most of my paints are stored 'below decks'

The drawer for 'work in progress'
Each of the drawers had a distinct purpose, now though they mostly have 'overlaps'. The top drawer was for tools, e.g. pliers, tweezers files and such like, whilst the second drawer contains mostly 'consumables', such as glues bits of cardboard, washers, beads and so on. However the two drawers now contain lots of bits which should be in the other one.
The third and fourth drawer  are shown above whilst the remaining two drawers are where other things that haven't got a home are hidden from view safely stored.
In an attempt to be more organised I've decided on the following 'projects':
Finishing my Chinese Westerners
Cutting flash from more Westerners (small selection shown)

Perform minor surgery on cows to make them steers and add horns to all!
Add a canopy to this market stall and complete two others.
Clean, base and paint these two up !
So that's the roundup of things on the immediate 'to do' list, Westerners, some Sudan things and Jimland additions.
Current view with the addition of a fishing boat (red arrow)

 That's it for this week, hopefully next week I'll have made some progress on something !
 
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hopefully there was something of interest and of course your comments are both welcomed and appreciated. 

 


14 comments:

  1. Great job on getting your area back in to working order Joe, with some interesting looking projects to come

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    1. Thanks Dave, I doubt it'll stay like that for very long though. The projects are nothing new really, but still ongoing .

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  2. Agree. Some great looking projects!

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    1. Thank you Michal, we'll see how happy I am with the finished article.

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  3. Oh man, I really hope that spider is part of your collection and not a real one...

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    1. Thanks Matt and welcome, the spider is indeed one of many of the inhabitants of "Jimland", they turn up everywhare.

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  4. It's amazing the thinks one finds when they do a clean up...I dare not ever show my paint table as its festooned with bottles of paint & piles of 'items' I just may need, but never seem to get too. As long as I have a place for my current miniature to sit while painting, its all good!

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    1. Haha, thenks Terry, all my 'items' are kept in a different area, but some are indeed in that set of drawers. 'Interesting'plastic shapes are nest;ed alongside things I'll keep !just in case" I can find a use for them sometime in the future.
      The only space I had left was shown two weeks ago by a red arrow pointing to my tea cup space !

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  5. A feeling I know only to well Joe, I my case it's not keeping things tidy until I reach a point where I spend more time looking for stuff than doing anything & then have to spend a day to tidy up 😕

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    1. Thanks Frank, I know onlytoo well that feeling of "it must be here somewhere". I was relieved to find my box of drills and 'craft wire'

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  6. The painting desk looks great Joe 😀 For me I always seem to be more productive when things get re-organized - at least for a week until I make a meal of the desk again. Looking forward to seeing those western figures painted up.

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    1. Thanks Ivor, I too feel more productive after a tidy-up but always think I overextend my ambition as to what I can manage to get done!

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  7. This is very inspirational to see Joe! I like very much to get a glimse of where the Joe-magic takes place.Thankyou very much

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  8. Thanks Ptr, I don;t know about magic, but it's certainly where most of my painting and modelling gets done !

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