Apologies for the lack of blog updates, which is down to business, some family health concerns and general lack of mojo. But not only am I back but, as the subject of the post indicates, I've got some hobby stuff done.
As some of you may be able to make out (I know that some like to pour over the details of these thing!) I'm on a bit of a Dr Who vibe again. I hope to be able to submit some to the Painting Challenge on Tuesday.
The Dr Who theme means I'm again experiencing the delay gratification that comes from ordering from Black Tree Design - the order went in on 18 Feb and I'm still waiting. Fortunately, there are other suppliers of lead satisfaction - an order that went in on the same day with NorthStar arrived two days later. Equally, an order placed with Gripping Beast on Thursday arrived yesterday - my first order with GB, and I'm very pleased with the figures and speed of service.
With the latter, the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge FaceBook page deserves a shout-out. Not wanting to to order BTD's UNIT figures I asked for a suggestion of British soldiers from the 60s and 70s. Among the several helpful suggestions RoyW pointed me to GB's Falklands troops. Although not perfect (I'd like something without Bergens if anyone knows of anything), they are very nice sculpts. Also while on GB's site I found the TCWD Specials from Woodbine Designs - these include the NOT-cast from the Dr Who episode 'Family of Blood'. So I've a few of those too! They're so nice I might order the rest next.
I'm getting in a tangle describing what I'd like for UNIT. These would have been perfect, but they're 1/72 scale.