After 15+ years of great service my lamp died - partly the reason for a lack of progress recently - and I've been finishing off some other things...
It's not quite meant to hang droppy headed like that. In desperation I took it to an elderly friend who likes a mechanical challenge and after a week he returned it to me - almost as good as new. I'm very chuffed and was straigt back into painting some little things I can't see without the magnifying glass in the lamp.
Happy days are here again!
Proper post on Monday - see you then