I'm having to take a short break from painting and from spending lots of time at the computer as I seem to have done something to my lower back which is causing muscle spasms/tremors. Hopefully resting up for a couple of days will sort it out and I'll be able to resume painting by the end of the week. I'll have to remember to take regular breaks where I get up and move around in future.
My second ebay order was delivered this morning (still no word about the first one). After my post on Sunday night, I realised that my first order hadn't included any Ford Model A vans (it did include a couple of Model A pick-ups and a "Woody Wagon". So I went back on, found someone who did have them and ordered three.
Unfortunately my suspicions (after I'd ordered) were correct - they were from the I-75 series rather than "Models of Yesteryear", so are a bit small and have the wrong wheels. They are very nice though. I'll just have to wait and see how they look against the others when they arrive. That will teach me to look more closely at the pictures and read the descriptions properly. Comparing their measurements to the real-life dimensions of the Model A suggests these are about 1:64 scale so might work well with the smaller 25mm ranges (Citadel, Steve Barber).
I might have to go back on the evilbay and find some Yesteryears ones, but at least it was just three I'd ordered so it wasn't a huge expense.
This evening I sprayed the cops with matt varnish then went over the leather bits with gloss varnish and the truncheons and guns with satin varnish.
Trying out the LED lights I got from the poundshop for some atmospheric pics:
The blue of the uniform has come out a bit brighter than I wanted, but it looks a bit darker in real life.
Don't you just hate it when you've included something in the post title, then realise a couple of hours later that you forgot to write about it?
Saga. This weekend (unless another player drops out or asks to join in) I'll be taking part in a Saga tournament our club is running. I'm only there to make up an even number so not expecting to rank anywhere above the bottom, but will give my opponents a good run for their money.