Sunday, 25 December 2011

I say holmes

Firstly, Happy Christmas, I hope everyone's day was as enjoyable as mine was. I'm sure most will have noticed that my pace of miniature completion had slowed over the last two months. There were a couple of reasons for this. The main reasons were new job, moved house etc etc, but I have not been completely slack.

This year my family decided we should exchange home made presents as we all have most of what we need (that we can afford) and it seemed silly buying each other stuff just for the sake of it. Therefore the gauntlet was thrown down and we all had to make presents.

I decided to paint and base on display plinths a miniature for each family member. I'll post pictures of them over the next few days.

Today is a picture of my sister's model. My sister is studying for her PHD in English and she is obsessed with Criminal Fiction, having written a paper on Holmes and Watson. Therefore I could not resist painting up this great figure set from Paul Hicks. The paint job was technically challenging and really enjoyable to paint, she was also thrilled by the gift so its wins all round.

Happy Christmas.


  1. Fabulous job their fella, your sister is right to be chuffed! I particularly like the way that your basing merges into that lovely display base. Top job there chap!

  2. Lovely to hear that all is going well; what a tremendous gift! Looking forward to seeing the others. All the very best, Michael

  3. Excellent work! And smashing display base as well :-)

  4. Cheers chaps, they were a joy to paint and I got the bases cheap from a companies "clearance" bin!

  5. Merry Christmas and I have to say they are wonderful. Its lovely and full of character.