A new Seawhite sketch pad and it wouldn't be Christmas without at least one pack of DAS!
A book of reproductions from the vintage craft magazine Hobbies full of great projects for the New Year.
From Holly. A book called The Secret Life Of The Pencil and a couple of very special mechanical pencils from OHTO
Christmas Wish List;
Wizards Eye - The Art Of Frostgrave a book I had specifically requested and with some help from Sue I received a copy from Father Christmas. A great book full of fantastic illustrations - some of which I am already planning on reproducing as wargame terrain.
An Inspirational Gift;
The Auster Arrow model airplane kit. The Auster wins this years competition as the best ever Christmas gift for two reasons. Firstly; it was a gift from my grandsons - that should be enough but there is also a story to this particular model.
Back in early lockdown I would Skype Finley and Charlie and read or tell them stories. And one story in particular about how my father would make model airplanes - the flying kind, built from balsa and tissue paper inspired me to produce a short picture story-book called; Bampi and the Big Red Plane. The plane that was featured was a Red Auster Arrow and Gary has managed to find that exact model kit as a Christmas gift. So expect a sequel to the first book showing how I build my Big Red Plane.....
Merry Christmas and thank you all.