Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Sunday 25 October 2015

Using My Powers For Good

A decent update on current modelling work will drop tomorrow but I got a little distracted this week...

My eldest son, all of 3 and a half, really likes the CBeebies programme Andy's Dinosaur Adventures. Indeed, our house has pretty much every surface covered in trains or dinosaurs. 

One of his favourite games is to go out into the garden and have a dinosaur adventure wearing a hat, jacket and gizmo just like Andy.

What's a gizmo you ask? It's the thing that Andy wears on his wrist that gives him information about dinosaurs. It looks like this: 

The Eldest took to wearing a watch when he goes out on his adventures. 

Enter daddy. At the car Boot sale I bought a nice black leather watch strap. Then I cracked out the plasticard.

A bit if measuring, cutting and a slap of paint and an hour or so later we have this:

Which goes into the strap like so:

And so our wee adventurer is ready to go off to the Lost World:

I told my wife that all this time faffing about with modelling stuff wasn't wasted.