And so I've bought some little metal fellas with me to help while away the time.
Twelve Musketeer Saxon archers for use in the Age of Arthur event in a couple of weeks time.
The lighting, even by hotel standards is feeble, so I've been painting in conditions that would have seen a cricket match abandoned hours ago.
This also makes for poor pictures. That and having to use a phone camera.
So here's the result of an hour or two of slapping on base coats while listening to 6 music