Finally, the narrow boat model is finished, all bar an odd touch with a brush, here and there. Knocks and abrasions are unavoidable on such an awkward shape.
It's been screwed to its American Oak base with only just room to spare.
Off with the courier on Tuesday.
Anyway, here it is:-
And now? Big clear up in the workshop. The bit I like best, especially just before Christmas.
I live in Eastern England with my wife and two mad dogs.
I amuse myself making models, painting and writing.
I am "of a certain age", which means of course that the spirit is forever young and free, but the joints are not always so willing, but I haven't ruled out Glastonbury just yet! All they have to do is improve the music and make it free to get in again and we'll be there.
I dislike pettyfogging rulemakers, lickspittles and toadies, laziness of both body AND mind, slubberdegullions and tatterdemalion flibbertigibetts, modern cars generally, ALL Japanese motorcycles and gin-palace boats.
I LOVE estuaries, sheds, old aeroplanes of the sporting type, vintage cars, British motorcycles, wooden boats and progressive rock music, not necessarily in that order.
I'm ambivalent about politics, managers, modern art and most people.
I like quiet, remote places where I can imagine the modern world has not yet made an impact (a hopeless task!)