Actually, I have been busy conceptually even though I've been knackered between kids and work for the last few weeks. I have worked out some plans for some interesting bits and pieces as well as desperately trying to resist the temptation to buy Frostgrave.
Having finished a couple of major projects over the summer I don't really have the appetite to start on my Vikings or In Her Majesty's Name forces yet; so instead I've decided to do another diorama (those of you who've been loyal readers will know that's how I eased myself back into the whole painting and modelling thing).
The difference is that this one is to be made entirely from stock. This will cost nothing - I can use only the tools, materials and miniatures that I have kicking around.
I have a sketch which I will post at the end for comparison purposes but here you can see I've broken ground:
And here is the bowl full of junk which is going to be the guts of the terrain:
Leftover blue foam from the Folk Horror base; leftover foam bricks from the Bloodbowl dugout and some chunks of slate from a fossil-hunting expedition with the Eldest to the beach. The bits of plastic I'll cover in another post.
So here's hoping that this will help provide some respite from the stress of the everyday grind.