Sunday, 8 June 2014

AND HE'S BACK IN THE GAME.

It would appear that one's painting mojo has returned, this seems to be related to the fantastic advice left by my fellow bloggers on my last post. Cheers guys.
In other news, BZA has clocked up over five thousand pageviews. Again cheers guys. Thanks for looking in.

Reading the hints and tips on how to power through times when you really want to throw both paints and brushes out, it occurred to me that most of these things had already been employed to get me through the first tray of zombies. Not that I'm ungrateful for any of the advice, it just made me realise that I was doing OK, I just needed to pull my finger out.

To aid the extraction of said finger, I deployed a secret weapon, zombie podcasts. Having not listened to any before I found some that were particularly entertaining. One of the strangest and funniest (not always intentionally) was Dr. Pus on Library of the Living Dead. His singing is awful but hilarious and helped me get back into my painting regime.

So the second tray begins:
Four more zombies looking for lunch.

Okey dokey then, on with the introductions. Left to Right as usual. First of today's line up all suited and booted is Arfon, ex-manager of the local betting shop. Next in line is Terfel, spray painter of heavy plant. Following along is Penarddun, she worked with Arfon at the betting shop. Last but not least is Maldwyn, an enthusiastic fitness enthusiast. Runs marathons and such.

Another backshot to prove I'm still painting the backs of them.

It's nice to be painting again. I was getting more than a little anxious about it, which only seemed to make matters worse. One day we'll all look back and laugh about it.

Well that's about all I got for now dudes and dudettes, so until next time try and do what the DUDE does and "take it easy".


16 comments:

  1. Glad to see your back on the hobby horse again! Looking good as well mate. Just think how great they are all going to look when you get em finished and they are all laid out on the table for a photo shoot.

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    1. Thanks Simon.
      I think the hobby horse has been broken in again.
      Yeah, they should look pretty good all together.

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  2. After clearing my table it took me a while to get going again. I try and paint at least an hour a day. I give myself days off painting when I do my blog or build a model.
    It's good to know you're back in the saddle so to speak, but look back over what you've accomplished in such a short time.

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    1. Thanks Joe.
      Before this last break, I was painting 5 days out of 7. I found having too much time off results in me becoming lazy and apathetic. I know it's only been 6 months, sometimes feels longer, lot longer.

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  3. Nice work Bob, good to see you back in the groove!

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  4. Zombies!

    Nice work mate! It is all about finding the method that works for you. I always have music on when painting.

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    1. Thanks Johnny.
      Never tried it before, it sure helps the process.

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  5. Well done Bob, it's a marathon, not a sprint... keep 'em coming!

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    1. Thanks Adam.
      I'll keep them coming, it's definitely a marathon(not a snickers).

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  6. Well done that man, safely back on the horse and producing lots of great zombies.

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    1. Thanks Michael.
      I don't know if I'm ever safe on horseback.

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  7. w00t! Glad to see you back in action!

    The zombies look great, keep up the great work!

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    1. Thanks Steve.
      I'll try to keep up the keeping up.

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  8. Hey, you've got your painting mojo back. Good on you, Bob! Nice work, but then it always is with your painted zombies.

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    1. Thanks Bryan.
      You are too kind, by far Dude.

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