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Monday, 29 August 2011

So Many Projects, So Little Time...

Hi, All.


The problem with detailing-work is that it's so S..L..O..W..!

I mean, you spend hours and hours doing tiny little intricate things, sit back and... it's like you've done practically nothing!

Close-up of the neck detailing on HMSW Gargantua, incorporating chain-bridge, valves and pipes.

This week, I've been thinking about necks and legs. And chains.

So, pretty much a normal week for me...

I've had a clear image in my mind throughout this project as to what I wanted the 'neck' area should look like. This was seriously fiddly work and many expletives were uttered! Thank God I found my pliers!

I'm happy with the results - but yet another weekend has gone (Monday is my Sunday) and there is still so much to do!

From the left side...

...and the right...

Anyway, judge for yourselves...

...and from above.
As for HMSW Gargantua's legs, they are starting to look rather shapely. The first is almost finished, incorporating 174 rivets! And there's gonna be four of 'em, folks... You do the maths!

Private Porter, on guard at a secret construction site...

So: with the bridge in place and ONE leg rivetted, my count is now up to 2,146!

Also this week, I have been working on my first commission from an overseas wargaming colleague: A Wild West Undertakers, based on the premises of Creepy Pete Haldezos, Main St., Leadwood...

The original...

The new building in progress...
If all goes well (i.e: the thing doesn't get crushed in the mail!) I'll be starting to take requests for custom-built Western buildings. And maybe other stuff, too. Anyone who would like to express an interest can contact me at: ordersforthecolonel@gmail.com

I'm also working on concept sketches for a new BIG Victorian Science-Fiction set-piece, which I expect to take a year... More on that soon...

Anyway, that's all for now. I have a lot of stuff to get on with! A chap just can't spend all his time blogging away!

All the Best!

2 comments:

  1. The word round the mess is your a bit of a leg man,I naturally assumed 'of the shapely feminine kind' as opposed to the mechanical variety. Oh well, far be it from me to question a fellow gentleman's tastes.

    This Big VSF project sounds frightfully exciting old thing.

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  2. I wouldn't listen to rumour if I were you, Old Bean! Why, the word around here is that you're always in a mess! I naturally assumed 'of the officers' kind'... but then I saw the artist's impressions!

    Mind you, the word on the street is "Bus Lane," so that just about sums it up, I suppose...

    As for the VSF project, it could equally be a frightfully old exciting thing!

    Toodle pip!

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