Originally posted on the 26/06/12
Been off work today with Hay fever - thought I was going to get away this year without being struck down (as a Hay fever sufferer I'm very happy with our abysmal summer so far !) . The problem with my affliction is that it goes for my eyes - making them itch . The annoying thing is this makes it difficult to read and paint figures ! . Having got some eye drops from the doctor I sat around waiting for them to work, wondering what to do - when 2 large parcels were dropped off by the postman !.
Huzza ! they were 2 items on EBay I had successfully bid for and in my sufferings had forgot about .(my wife leaning over my shoulder reading this, muttered something about - 'melodramatic' !?) One order was mainly molds, 5 in all and various bits of casting gear , the other 2 molds and a couple of soap boxes full of cast figures !, some of which I will melt down again, but there are enough 'advancing' figures to make up the bulk of the rank and file for one of my SYW regiments .
I was so pleased I arose from my sick bed and tried out a couple of the molds - a cannon - the wheels are notoriously bad to cast (took 4 goes to get them right) and a couple of gunners, seen above inspecting their new piece . To my great relief the rain has started, as witnessed by the above photo so hopefully it will damp down the pollen - now then were are my paintbrushes !.