I want to make a little apology for all those that checkout my blog for updates on my guard. As you may know, I see myself as a long term hobbyist, but recently, I've been thinking about the term 'long term' and the fact that I'm a smoker and perhaps 'long term' maybe isn't as long as I thought it was as I've been a smoker for the past ten years or so.
So, just after the new year, I decided to quit smoking. I'm doing well so far and the family have been supportive and let slide the odd outburst here and there. One of the temporary downsides of quitting smoking is that I've been a bit on edge and unable to settle down to paint. Surfing and blogging been fine, but sitting down for a couple of hours at my paint station just isn't possible at the moment, so there's going to be a slight break in mini's appearing on the blog or at least a slow down. Don't worry, they will be returning shortly. On the plus side, I'll be able to get loads of pages done for my campaign blog and my column on FTW.
Also, I while ago, I promised myself that I wouldn't buy anymore models as the plastic crack mountain was getting silly and so I haven't brought a model since May last year. Well, now, even though I still have quite a bit waiting to be painted, I'm going to be getting some new models.
The reason for this is that the Doctor has said that I need to reward myself for quitting smoking and so, here's my planned rewards .....
2 Weeks Reward
1 Month Reward
So there you have it gents, I'm exchanging my plastic crack mountain for a resin one. I figure I can get all these and still be quid's in. A quick calculation and I worked out that the titan is going to cost me 50 days worth of fags and so as it's a xmas reward after going six months since the last one, I'm still saving cash and hopefully staying alive long enough to get it painted!
Wish me luck guys and hopefully I'll be sharing my rewards with you once I've got my painting mojo back.