Sunday 9 October 2016

Sunday workbench

Whilst I've been quiet Canister & Grape blogging-wise that's not to say I've been quiet hobby-wise.

In fact, quite the opposite. Evan and I have been busy rekindling our long-neglected imagi-nations project... Die Kriege des Zobelshuts. To that end I have been painting away on a unit of infantry for Evan's fledgling army and I'm pleased to say they are nearing completion.

These are lovely Front Rank SYW Russians in 28mm and I'd almost forgotten what a joy they are to paint. I can see myself painting quite a lot of these in the near future, right up to and possibly including this year's instalment of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

Speaking of which, it's this time of year when our Northern cousins start thinking of long, cold nights spent cosy and warm with brush in hand. Down here of course we think of long, warm nights with the air conditioning cranked right up and brush in hand. And how do I know it's nearly that time of year? Well for one, my backyard is packed full of local avian fauna...

King parrots, Eastern rosellas, rainbow lorikeets and more (no, not a Norwegian Blue!). The buggers won't even wait until I've had a chance to hang the new bird feeder, preferring to eat from my hand or from the table. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon than painting minis and feeding birds I suppose...



  1. Great to see you had the same thoughts as I did!

    We might need to arrange a different Aussie time for the online chatting/working. I'm not having any luck hooking into it over the past 3 or 4 weeks. You?

    1. Paul

      I tried to connect the last two weeks, not this week, and whilst I could see and hear you and your lovely beard you were ignoring me. I don't think it was personal and I did get to listen to Prince in the background. One of us is doing something wrong, probably me

    2. Things will be a bit more back to normal for me so i will start a bit of co ord work on the chats

    3. So sorry Martin! I bet I connected and then didn't realise the laptop was on mute so I couldn't hear you. At least I was having a good beard day :-)

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  3. Let's try again. Painting additional figures, watching beautiful birds like these, and enjoying the air-conditioning in the evenings is far more productive than pining for the fjords.

    Best Regards,


  4. Sounds like a fine way to spend a Sunday Millsy

  5. Great to see that the green jackets on the paint table are only matched in their beauty as the green jackets in the garden.

  6. Great to see you continue with your imagi-nation project!

  7. 'The Old Combustibles' are looking good - thanks for all your work on the army of Velikye Byelgorodniya!

  8. Nice looking unit - I do hope some more imagi-nation units show up during the challenge this year


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