Before I can create some new characters, I get sculpting. Before I can tame Mother Nature, who is winning in my garden at present, I need to try my best to ignore the distraction of autumn splendour.
I'm working on outstanding orders for 1/24th scale characters at the moment and I've just finished a cheery little gardener. I'm hanging on to him for a week or so as his home isn't quite ready - meanwhile I could use him in my own garden.
These misty dew-drop mornings do make everything look magical; wonderful seed heads and berries and diamond-sprinkled gossamer spider webs.
However when I look a little closer I can see that I need to get out there - and putting it brutally - hack it back!!
A small wild rose clung to the fence when we moved in a few years ago - it was so lovely I thought I'd leave it for a bit. BIG mistake! Now it's a thug (still a very beautiful thug mind you), doing its best to tear down the fence and bash down the damson plum and tamarisk standing in it's way. Its thorns are fiercesome!
So I got out there with secateurs and thick gloves....to find it covered in glowing orange rose hips. I trimmed it a bit...I picked some hips as they look so beautiful.......I'll have another go next week......
As I said - the sculpting comes first. In the back of my mind while I'm working are pictures of new characters. There are some 1/48th bodies in the box already and these in 1/24th scale are the beginnings of a new family which I'll hope to show you soon.
Thank you for looking.