On Friday my commanding officer (the wife) gave the go ahead on my painting corner in the living room so after agreeing on a suitable shelving unit and desk that will fit in with the rest of the living room, http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/S19861339/#/S99861340 I thought why pay the £35 delivery charge when I can drive over to the nearest Ikea on one of my days off. Sensibly I checked the stock figures on Friday night before setting off on the 1 hour drive to the nearest Ikea first thing Saturday. After circling the madly packed car park for the best part of 20 minutes before finding a space I fought my way through three floors of shoppers and the maze like layout to face an entirely empty bay in their warehouse where my lovely new desk should be. Hmm ok? that's a bit weird, I'll check the stock computers, yep it's in stock, ok I'll ask one of the staff see if they're just re-stocking or something. Nope there's a stock problem/discrepancy on this line and they won't be back in stock until Wednesday. I almost cried.
I've told my wife that if I ever suggest going to Ikea again she's to punch me directly in the knob and I will thank her.
Ok now that's out of system here's what I got up to on the hobby front, as I'm on Hobbycraft's mailing list I received a 20% discount voucher for Thursday only so decided to pop in grab some stuff.
Only finished off one mini from the mountain this week:
http://solegends.com/citcat912/c20284rcchthugs-h.htm (second row from the bottom on the right).
Lastly I was feeling a little uninspired on the painting front last week so decided I'd give some scratch building a go, I had a vague idea that I wanted something covered in eyes (hence the beads earlier). What I ended up with was this guy:
The pictures above look very muted as I tried taking some shots without the flash or a direct spotlight to see what it looks like, He's the same shot with the light:
Personally I like the muted shots better, let me know what you think:
Here's a few more brighter shots and a final one for scale.
Hopefully the next update will include a glorious new work station but I'm not getting my hopes up yet :(