Thursday, 28 March 2019

Flocking Britons Day 4


Day 4: The entire dining room is covered in a thin layer of flock. Beer in hand, Ian is contemplated the last remaining unflocked unit of slingers.  After this there are the 18 chariots and the laager to reflock, and then about 2000 tufts to apply. I am 92% there according to my spreadsheet!

9 comments:

Friends Of General Haig said...

I had thought it was the high pollen count setting off the children’s hay fever but perhaps it’s the large amounts of flock in the atmosphere :-)

Beachbum said...

Looking forward to seeing these firsthand in a few days!!

Simon Miller said...

Thanks chaps! I must say this has turned into the largest basing/re-basing project that I've ever conducted, and I've done a few!

Chris Hahn said...

Thanks for the visual updates. At the risk of making an understatement, this latest project seems like quite the effort.

At the risk of appearing to solicit material for a publication that I sometimes write for, I happen to know that the editor of Slingshot is looking for material of Issues 325, 326, and so on. He appears to be keen on pictures, so if you have some time after Salute, I am quite sure that you would find an interested and appreciative audience among the readers of this niche journal.

At the very least, I would hope that followers of your blog can count on a brief summary of the day at Salute.

Cheers,
Chris

Simon Miller said...

Hi Chris, I often lend pics to Slingshot- I'll be happy to with these. :-)

William Stewart said...

Was that laager or lager that remains to be re-flocked? How did you get Ian to do all that flocking? Was it blackmail or hypnosis?

Simon Miller said...

It was hugely king of Ian to help- we did over 12 hours of flocking, each, which broke the back of the task. I still want to add some more tufts to the laager bases- they are a little threadbare. At the time of writing the basing is 96% complete- mostly tufting and dry-brushing left to do.

Gonsalvo said...

I am uncertain as to whether to react with awe or horror to the flocking of so many by so few! :-)

Simon Miller said...

Hi PEter, I'll do a follow-up on Tuesday- there are even more minis- all now well-and-truly flocked!