Dio-Bolical Monday No: 48 – “Death & Taxes: The Earls Visit – Part 26”

This week saw more progress than I was expecting.  That’s not to say what I did was exciting but progress is progress right? The long Bank Holiday helped, not because I didn’t have to work (I’m retired after all) but because two of the days it rained and that got me out of doing anything in the garden.

So what did I get up to?  Well firstly I managed to get another figure done.  Nothing much to say about her but I think she will fit right in with the diorama and the village and peasant vibe I’m trying to create.  Some images below.  Not great photos but hopefully you get the idea.



With time to spare I decided to take a break from figure painting and make a start on the third and final building, the Barn.

There are several parts to the Barn but essentially it breaks down to three main sections – the lower base level, the upper level and a lean to which fits at the back of the lower base level.  I decided to paint the lean to mainly because it’s the smaller section and I had a chance of getting it finished.  The end result can be seen in the images below.  I will resist listing painting details as these have all been covered before in the two previous builds.  That said, if there was a challenge here at all it was remembering just how I did paint the other two buildings!  I think I got there in the end and that should make life easier for the main Barn lower base section.


That’s all for this week.  Plans for next week are variable.  It’s all well and good that it rained for two days this weekend which allowed me to get more modelling done but if the weather turns out better this week then I’ll be back out in the garden and painting will take a back seat.   Maybe you’ll see another figure, a mounted knight or more of the Barn.  I bet you can’t wait but please try to contain your excitement.  None of us are getting younger and the heart can only take so much excitement and anticipation!


20 thoughts on “Dio-Bolical Monday No: 48 – “Death & Taxes: The Earls Visit – Part 26”

  1. She looks great and will be another lively addition to the dio. Not that it matters but what is she peddling out of her basket there? It almost looks like she’s got flowering cactii which would be very surprising indeed 🙂 The barn is looking very nice indeed. Don’t sell yourself short on how interesting these posts are. I always look forward to seeing your progress on projects like this.

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    1. Glad you enjoy this sort of post mate. Dioramas take weeks if not months so it’s impossible to post anything other than work in progress at times. As for the women, it’s apples in her basket but they will be barely noticeable once the figure is in situ. 🙂

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  2. Needless to say my excitement has been so uncontainable that it’s taken me until now to write a response! Top stuff mate, on both the peasant and the barn. Hopefully your weather has been much like our weather – ie far too windy and cold to be out in (and I should know – I was out in it!) and you’ve been forced to content yourself with a few days indoors at the painting desk. I guess I’ll find out on Monday – unless my excitement gets the better of me in the meantime that is…

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