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Monday, 30 March 2015

Half Prepared

Didn't do my usual writing stint today as my wife's pupil is on holiday. I have continued to develop the metal man figurine I am working on, his head looks like the robot on Factory of Androids. I also continued on the work for the dictionary, but I've had to put it on the back burner for now. I've found out that the VA campaign starts this week!!! And I'm only half prepared!!!

Friday, 27 March 2015

New Baby

My daughter has had a slow labour. For two days on the trot we have had her kids. Fun for them and us but it means I have done little work and that my wife has not finished her dissertation. But now, at about 8 O'clock this morning, we have a new grandson! :)

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Syprian IV

I have been thinking about writing a story about the 17th Lancers on Thera. Maybe I'll add one of them to the Batman the Mechanic and the Cook. I have also worked a little bit on the Theran campaign, a village and who the ruler is. I have also come up with the idea of how the language developed and am working on the dictionary (which I might publish at a later date.)

Today's joke is:

Who's the bees favourite singer?


Monday, 23 March 2015

American Civil War

I have made up a 17th Lancer in 1880 uniform from an American Civil War figure. It looks good but i can't get the paint to stick properly on the plastic. I have tried nail polish remover and salt as well as tomato ketchup. any ideas?

Thursday, 19 March 2015


Still no grand child :( I did make a mould yesterday and cast from it today. I held it too hard while it was setting though and have a hat that is too thin now. Also made an implement out of a soap bottle mechanism to fill a void in the mould (where the head will go.) Tried to watch Steamboy with my grandson and grand daughter. He fell asleep and she wanted to do other things while she watched. It's not Disney and has no princesses in, is this the problem?

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

New Baby?...

I made a brick wall yesterday, to 1:58 scale. It's about as long as this line----------------------. Bought and started to convert some American Civil War Cavalry to 17th Lancers, I have one so far :) Haven't been able to do much else because we are on call in case my daughter has our fifth grand child. We are the babysitters!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Andacian Civil War

Started working on the ideas for the Theran Campaign at the War Games club. Gave my pitch to run a game of VA and it looks as though it will happen! I might get enough material to write a Theran Chronicles book entitled Andacian Civil War.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Half an hour ago...

I finished the arms and legs of the medic two days ago and have painted the captain and the medic yesterday (or about half an hour ago!) Have felt poorly this last couple of days, the remnants of the flu I caught a couple of weeks ago. Head aches and tooth aches.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Andacian Captain

Yesterday I finished my Andacian captain. I have also cast the medic figure, I will convert it tomorrow. Today I managed to write over 300 words of the third Kendra book. The Tower promotion hasn't gone as well as I hoped it might :(

Today's joke is:

Pollen count - that's a tough job!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

International Sculptor

Got to number 6 in the UK charts today with The Tower! Tweeted most of the day and put the word out on the FREE Kindle Facebook groups. Also made a head and a sort of sword for one of my figures. My grand daughter made a good first attempt at a 28mm figure. I think I'll show it to her when she's an international sculptor!

Friday, 6 March 2015


Last night I made a base (with no legs) and a body with pins in through the arms and legs. Today I glued the pins to the base and posed the arms. I then modelled an arm with a revolver and both feet/legs. It looks OK so far :)

I also put The Tower on with the new cover. I set up the Kindle FREE promotion and worked on the free website I created 2 years ago. I needed to because I point people to it via the book!

Today's joke is:

Why did the scientist install a knocker on his door? He wanted to win the No-bell prize!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Today I reformatted The Tower for the giveaway on Saturday. I also did some proof reading and caught a few small errors. I am going to re-do the cover as well.

Today's joke is: (courtesy of Spike Milligan.)

'Chopsticks are one of the reasons the Chinese never invented custard.'

Tuesday, 3 March 2015


Today I painted figures and taught a friend how to. I will soon have enough to do the front cover for TEABAG, or at least the cover for the Smashwords version.

Today's joke is:

What's yellow and flickers on and off?
A faulty lemon!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Head On

So today I managed to write 250 words of Kendra III. I also finished a new mould, with a head on this time, but tore it as I was removing it. It probably had not dried out enough. Since though, I have repaired it with latex, we'll have to see whether I get a line across the bottom of the jacket once it's been cast.

Today's joke is:

If you’re being chased by a police dog; try not to go through a tunnel, then on to a little seesaw, then jump through a hoop of fire. They’re trained for that!