The dangers of miniature figure painting are hugely underrated; there I was drawing the brush along the figure concentrating hard on keeping a straight line and then, the brush slipped, and I felt the most awful shooting pain right up my arm into my neck and resulting in what the doctors say is the first recorded case of “Painters whiplash”!! – doh – joke, joke,!! Â No seriously, I aggravated an old disc injury some months ago and instead of heeding my physio’s sound advice, I overdid the painting sessions and now I’ve ended up in a surgical collar. Â At the moment I can manage an hour or two a day seated at the bench (with frequent breaks) so my output is going to be severely limited for the next couple of months. Â Many thanks to all of you for sending your kind good wishes, and in particular to those of you who are waiting for painted figures; your patience is much appreciated at this time. Â A couple of days in Rome last week taking the heat and supping copious amounts of “vino rosso” has helped me feel a lot better about the situation. Â I’ll take it day by day and this time I think I’ll follow the doctors orders – it sounds like a good plan anyway! Â I’ll use the opportunity to update my blog with detail of all the various projects I have on the go at the moment. Â As you can see the bench is looking pretty full at the moment – thats’ about a third of what I have in progress- help!!