Friday, 4 December 2015

Hospital Visit and Scatter Terrain

Been a strange week. Spent Thursday night being rushed off to A&E after
 having a funny turn and collapsing in the kitchen followed by some kind of seizure. It all only lasted about a minute and I have no recollection apart from a horrible heartburn/indigestion feeling just prior to it.

I came around and after being checked out by the fantastic paramedics got taken to City hospital as a precaution and to have some more tests. All carried out by the wonderful staff at City Hospital I got discharged in the early hours of this morning.

Been taking it easy today and I'm fine apart from having a very sore wrist which I must of fell on and having achy muscles all over. Been taking it easy watching movies on the TV and resting.

I've got to go to some sort of fit clinic but I get the feeling they won'y find anything hopefully this will just be a one off thing.

Hobby wise I had been working my way through some of the Scatter Terrain I painted up from the Mars Attacks Ruins sets.


First up some brick piles these have just been stuck together as they come in two halves. Glued onto a base which has then been textured. Lots of drybrushing and a wash here and there and there done.


Next up a bit more variety two sets of wooden fencing which I've to make look old and distressed. 



A Barrier made from a rather thick door, crates and some steel cross beams. I've painted the door as if its a metal door especially considering its thickness. As well as a Stop sign which I've just textured the base and painted so it appears, worn and rusty.



Finally a sign post. There are plenty of the signposts dotted around Birmingham city centre pointing to various attractions and other places. I've repurposed the signs so they point Across the Dead Earth cities The Rag Market (Birmingham) and New Venice (London) I realised after I took the pics that I made a bit of a mistake with the arrows directions. But perhaps that has been done on purpose to confuse the States enemies.

The Lower sign just says water and trade just to fill out the gaps on it.


Just planning to chill this weekend, got the Christmas lights turn on at the local shops down the road we might pop down to and Sunday i'm going to a small local show called Wargamer(sorry website isn't the best)  where hopefully going to pick up some tufts and other bits and bobs.

Keep safe people and have a good weekend.


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  1. My very best for a speedy recovery Simon, and some very nice scatter terrain to boot. Have a very relaxing weekend my friend :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon on both counts. I am very much just going to chill :)

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  2. Look after yourself, and stay healthy, matey.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your unexpected illness and hospital visit. At least you were able to go home much quicker than Muggins here! I view it as a timely reminder that we must look after our health. Take care and endure, my friend.

    Your scatter terrain is ace!

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    1. Thanks Bryan yes indeed! Thanks for the well wishes I think the most annoying thing is I don't know why and they couldn't seem to find anything wrong. My guess is tiredness and stress or something.

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  4. Hope you're feeling better Simon :)

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    1. Thanks Mike yeah I am still a bit tired today bit not as drained as I felt Friday.

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  5. Blimey! Bit scary! Hope you are quickly given the all clear!

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    1. Cheers Gordon yes it was a bit. I hope so thats for sure!

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  6. Take it easy mate and rest up. :)

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    1. Thanks Plan to and some hobby recreational spending on Sunday shall help.

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  7. An excuse to chill out this weekend Simon, all the best matey

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  8. Ouch! I hope you feel better soon

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  9. Like I already said, plenty of rest and get some painting in if you can!!

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  10. Must have been quite a scare for the wife and kids. Have a good weekend snuggled up on the sofa. Take care mate. And email me if you want anything.

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    1. Cheers Clint, Thankfully girls were asleep in bed and unaware. We've told them but Mrs Quinton said it was not very pleasant to witness.

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  11. I hope all goes well. I hope the Dr doesn't report you to DVLA otherwise you'll lose your driving licence for a year.

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    1. Thanks Phil, Nothing was mentioned apart from if I have a second one then that is what likely will happen.

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  12. I had a similar scare back in October. Take care of yourself. Better to go for those tests than ignore it!

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  13. Take care and feel better, Simon.

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  14. PS: How on earth did you get the picture of my family reunion at the top of the blog?

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    1. I wore my assless chaps and popped over for tea :)

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  15. I hope you're feeling better. Take care and get well soon. Terrain looks awesome btw.

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    1. Thanks Will on both counts I as chilling this weekend :)

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  16. Blimey mate, that ain't good. Hope everything is ok. I worked in the nhs for 7 years and I whole heartedly agree with you, it's staffed by awesome people but being run into the ground by morons!

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    1. I am feeling ok apart from achy muscles and a bit tired. I totally agree about the morons to many bloody cuts and targets set!

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  17. Good Lord Simon, that's must have been a bit of a fright! Great to hear that you are home safe and getting your feet up. Take care my good man.

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    1. Thanks yes it was having my chest shaved for ECG markers to be put on was not impressive lol! I will be certainly taking care this weekend :)

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  18. Hell, Simon, hope it wasn't a minor stroke or something! I have heart problems myself, and they scare the heck out of me! Hope all be fine, try to take it as a warning to start a fully healthy life. No cigarilos, no fries....

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    1. Cheers Dez, No ill effects and no signs of what caused it at the moment everything came back as normal and heart etc was fine. I will endeavour just to do that :)

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  19. Hope you're on the mend and you don't get a 2nd episode!

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  20. All the best Simon, hope everything's getting better and better soon...and excellent job, love these beautiful pieces, great on a table...Cheers,
    Phil.

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  21. Great looking scatter terrain!
    Hope your feeling better after your scare. Take her easy dude!

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  22. Hope you're feeling better! All the best, mate!

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  23. Hope you're feeling better Brummie otherwise you'll not be able to over-indulge in the coming festive season!
    The scatter terain is all very useful stuff, well done as usual.

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  24. Take care mate, hope it does end up just a one off thing and take it easy in the meantime.

    Terrain looks great mate!

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  25. Good gawds man, less of the falling down business if you will?

    (Hope you're feeling closer to normal now.)

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  26. Gadzooks, mate, stop falling over and hurting yourself! I sincerely hope this is indeed a one off, and pray you are 100% better for Christmas.
    The scatter terrain is very fine, BTW.

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