The good thing with being all over the place painting wise is that somehow in the end things come together nonetheless. So, while I continue to paint stuff without anything approaching my usual "focus" I got another piece finally off the table.
Some of you might be aware that former fellow challenger Michael Awdry (of 28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.com fame) and his mate James Walters (makeitminiature.blogspot.com) build a table of Schloß Itter for this years Salute. I can't remember exactly how it came about but one day I found myself agreeing to painting up a 3D-print of an old car for them to put on their table. Admittedly I didn't get my finger out for way too long, but when going through the spots for this years challenge I instantly knew what to do for O'Grady's Gulch.similar model I painted for myself a while ago. I had a failed print gathering dust anyway so all I had to do was making a canvas cover from tissue paper and hunting down a cat for the bonnet. I decided to not weather the model as I did with mine but wanted it to look as if the car was still in useable condition. Who knows, it might be a "Special Item" in Michaels Salute game with which the prisoners of the Schloß might try to escape?
And why a white cat on the bonnet you might ask? Well, firstly it always helps to liven up the gaming table when you have some livestock and civilians on the table and secondly, well anything is better with cats, right? At the start of last year we adopted (or were adopted by?) a black cat (we call him Stinky) from our local animal shelter. So the cat on the bonnet of my own vintage car obviously was to be black. Now at the end of October we decided he might need a friend and so a white compagnion, now called Krümel (little crumb), was adopted from a local animal rescue organisation.
|Like I said, anything is better with cats|