It's a rainy autumn morning here in Sydney, we've had breakfast, and the flat looks a little less like a bomb site, so I figure it's hobby time. And, as luck would have it, it's the ideal moment to make my first contribution to Sofie's Paint Table Saturday. The estimable Ms Vandersmissen has set up a Google+ community for painters and modellers to show off their latest WIP, and it's going gangbusters. If you haven't been over yet, take a look (especially if you're having difficulty motivating yourselves - it'll shame you into action).
So, to business; I recently took delivery of a consignment of Tajima1 Tufts in assorted colours, courtesy of a bulk order placed by my blogging colleague (or 'blolleague'), Mr Mills. Tajima1's postage deals for overseas orders are extremely generous, given that Australian hobbyists are regularly ravaged by international shipping charges (we're not exactly handy to the shops and close to transport). Orders of four or more boxes are shipped free anywhere in the world. So when Michael announced he was placing an order, I threw my hat into the ring, since I had a batch of SAGA Scots in need of a little more local colour in the form of the self-adhesive Heather Tufts.
I was not disappointed - no buyer's remorse here! The tufts are ludicrously easy to use, and are giving my braw laddies a real lift.
And another bonus in last week's post was this delightful piece from Ainsty Castings - a 28mm scale Celtic Cross in resin. This is the first piece of terrain I've bought to complement my SAGA Scots, but it would suit any British Isles game setting from Arthurian to VBCW and beyond. It's a nice sculpt, nicer than any other equivalent pieces I've seen on the market, and with minimal bubbling to the cast. I expect that it will paint up a treat.
So, I hope to post the newly-tufted Scots in all their glory before too long; stay tuned!