Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Maff's been called away on a family emergency and the stark realisation hit me today as I sober up after the Christmas break, I'll sober up from New Year some time in March; that I have to co-ordinate a launch to 800 stakeholders in little more than two weeks time.
So I swopped red beret for pasamontana and SLR for Mauser. Figures were on the table and I thought, you know, I need to immerse myself in building things. Distraction therapy, pure and simple. So I sat down with a cat food box, knife, hot glue gun and a bit of imagination to blitz half a dozen Spanish rural fincas. These can best be described as single room hovels, sometimes with an attached donkey or tool shed.
Why fincas? Well, I just find that most commercial 15mm Spanish buildings are a bit too Place in the Sun for my tastes. How did the fincas turn out? A resounding so, so! But the techniques worked well in this scale, leaving me inspired to build upon tonight's successful if underwhelming efforts with a more detailed batch of fincas tomorrow. And not unimportantly relaxed.
Looking at these litle buildings now I'm thinking....base them - pile of stones, logs, olive tree, and or drinking well, shrubs and grasses - they'll look great. But I've caught the bug and have an endless supply of cat food boxes.