I am a bit embarrassed to admit but way back in February I received a figure back from a friend that had not made the trip to the States well at all. The embarrassment is not so much it did not survive the trip, nor that it was sent back. No the real problem was that it sat on my desk till mid June with the only action the stripping of the original paint. Somehow the task had become a massive stone around my neck and I knew it was gong to be a horrible job.
Of course that's not a good enough reason to stop me painting the figure but it still was enough. So much so that even a helpful hint failed to get me to get the thing started. Finally I just decided I would paint nothing else till I had at least put down the base colours.
Well as soon as I started I really got back into painting him. It was sad that the paint was removed in the accident of him coming unpinned but I found I was enjoying revisiting him and trying to better the original. Feedback from my friend was that he would have liked the camo to be a little smaller so that was high on my agenda.
The figure is a 28mm and I think it's Artizan but I could be wrong. I had made a diorama for the figure and fortunately that survived the trip. So the figure is now winging it's way across the pond to be added to it's base.
I have quite a few more 28mm's to paint and really must start to paint them again soon, first though I have Matt's figures to finish so it will be a while yet but it was good to work with something much larger than I have been doing recently.
The biggest embarrassment though has to be that it was done in just the one sitting! All those months wasted on just not getting round to it. So lesson learnt (I hope).
Talking of painting, I have managed to get quite a bite done over the last two weeks and up to last night have made sure I paint for an hour a night as a minimum. Far from becoming a chore it's something I have looked forward too. Only I could not do any last night as my paints were at work! Don't ask, Friday I won't get to do any as I get in a game of Check Your Six which is probably the beginning of a new painting direction, but that will at least not come into play until Derby