Sunday, 7 October 2012
In April I fell off my bicycle while pedalling home from work. While I was not riding fast when I did it, I landed very awkwardly and suffered multiple fractures to my humerus and collarbone.
However, the greatest damage now turns out to have been caused to the nerves to my left arm originating at the neck/spine. Cutting a long story short I am unable to grip or hold with my left hand. It is still unclear how permanent this damage will be.
Being denied my hobby has been a bitter pill, but in one of life's "Eureka!" moments I figured out a way of painting (and even minor converting) of figures with my one good hand. It works best with the very light, plastic figures. My hoard of Airfix figures has really saved my sanity. I have been tinkering with the WW1 Germans and Cowboys to produce this command stand for the Franco Prussian war as a bit of fun.
For the foreseeable future all efforts will be concentrated on my Airfix ACW project situated here:
I hope to revisit "In the Grand Manner" in the New Year, but in the meantime please feel free to pop over and see how I get on in model soldier "rehab".
Regards to all,