On the 31st of January this year I reported a problem with the manipulation of the fingers in my left hand, this has not gone away, and I have therefore decided to refrain from modelling matters for a while to rest the tendons inside my left arm, where I am told the problem is located. So I will only be working on larger matters in life where minute manipulation of my fingers is not required; hopefully, the rest will provide healing over a period of time. I don't want to get into a situation where using the fingers of my left hand is too difficult or painful simply because I refused to take rest for a period of time; so all projects are on hold until the inner workings of my left arm are healed.
In addition to the above, I have now taken the decision to retire in the near future, the outline plan being to retire in the spring of 2022. The future of this website is uncertain at the moment, and a decision on the website will be made after my retirement.
I plan to complete the delayed projects and then post an image of the completed model, without showing any more interim stages for these particular models, as the delays have already been considerable and I want closure on these outstanding projects.
2020 and 2021 have been difficult years through injury and illness; hopefully 2022 will bring retirement, yes, and the time to create my one-acre wildlife garden on a Welsh mountainside; modelling will continue on a more personal level in future, and my 0 gauge Leeds Model Company (LMC) interest will benefit from having more time to restore a backlog of items held in storage; I will be busy, but retirement means an end to commission work as I enter this final stage of my life, with full access to the time that remaineth for me.