Dio-Bolical Monday No: 39 – “Death & Taxes: The Earls Visit – Part 17”

Life’s juggling act continues unabated.  Keeping five balls in the air was challenge enough but then along came a sixth.  I gave up being a Parish Councillor along while ago but was asked by some very nice people if I could help them to try and win a very nasty battle they are having with the village c**t and his female henchman they’ve nicknamed Putin.  Now I could never hurt a living creature and have only ever truly hated one or two people in my life but these two people I could happily kill and sleep soundly afterwards.  Accordingly I couldn’t say no and with that I gained a 6th ball in the air and even less time than I already had to get any modelling done.

The good news is I did manage to get some work done in the form of another figure painted and put in situ.  Photo’s of the little chap, another figure from Otherworld Miniatures, are below.


Progress is progress even though things are going much slower than I’d like right now.  No need to panic just yet though as I have until November to get this one completed.  Hopefully it will be done well before then but if I carry on at this pace it will be touch and go.

The only other thing I managed to do was order and take delivery of some more figures.  Four peasants to be precise along with some ducks, pigs, chickens, rats, rabbits and a badger.  No idea where they are all going to go or when they will get done but they are all important details to be added as far as I’m concerned.

Looking ahead I think another figure is on the cards for the coming week.  If I can get some additional prep work done I’ll be happy too.


22 thoughts on “Dio-Bolical Monday No: 39 – “Death & Taxes: The Earls Visit – Part 17”

  1. Sorry to hear about your dealings with the lower end of the gene pool, and hope you can get this matter resolved fairly quickly.
    The model looks great, and a nice position for him on the dock.

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  2. Now that is a nice figure indeed! 🙂 Just about to get in his little jolly boat (the Asterix fans will no doubt understand that reference) for a trip along the river with just a hefty amount alcohol for company! Sorry to hear you having to deal with f**kwits, but it does appear to be the season for them!

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    1. Yes, it’s a very nice casting John and Otherworld Miniatures do some great figures. It does appear to be the idiot season right now as you say. Sadly the days when they could be dealt with more easily are long gone but one lives in hope!

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  3. I think you’ve got the right mindset with this project. Take your time and enjoy it as much as you can. Everything has come out nicely so far and that includes this latest guy who is clearly the life of the party hauling around the Duke’s alcohol 🙂

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  4. Another fine addition, if things keep going as well as they have so far then this is going to be a masterpiece, never mind if it takes you all the way to November. Glad to hear plenty of livestock is ready to be included, I’m delighted to hear there’s going to be a badger snuffling around somewhere. Oh and good luck dealing with the village idiot! 

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    1. I’m not sure about masterpiece but it will be the biggest diorama I will have done. One of the biggest challenges is not looking at other models online or checking out new releases and the such like. Whenever I do I get new ideas and get distracted! So far so good though on maintaining focus. As to the village idiot, he will hopefully get his just desserts. 🤞

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  5. Really nice figures your producing at the moment mate, may be you could brush off your own model making skills and make a couple of village idiots modelled on the troublesome two! We are really fortunate not to have any of that type in our little town, I suppose the way we deal with them is a rougher and course than you civilized folk over there.I have to say they picked the right guy to go into the melee !!! Maybe we will see a mini dio of a tar and feathering !!Ha Ha !

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    1. When I was younger things would get settled much easier but sadly this country and others have allowed the politically correct brigade to take over. I’ve never seen such madness and the world is a worse place from what I can make of it. Just as long as they leave me alone. Fi has the right idea, a little place on her own in the middle of nowhere. If she needs a neighbour tell her to let me know!

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  6. Aah She would be right chuffed having you as a neighbour but she wouldn’t see you for much of the time as you and I would be in our little local pub giving those bugger a serve , it staggers me how stupid some people are 🤔.

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