Well the last few days were pretty miserable for me - I went down with a virus on Thursday that left me feeling constantly knackered, unable to get warm and with mild shakes. Thankfully it started to clear up last night. I did manage to get a little bit of painting done while I was suffering, so the Swiss command stand figures got taken through to the Klear/ink coat last night.
Luckily, I've also had today off work (a benefit of working for a university) so have been able to catch up a little bit.
Swiss Command Stands
I managed to get these based up today. Tomorrow morning (or lunchtime if I take them to work with me) I'll be able to dry-brush the basing gunk and hopefully finish them off in the evening when I get home.
Painting these has been a bit of a b***er, partly because I was trying to use a new size 1 Series 7 brush that doesn't seem to want to maintain its point. I had to go into town this morning to drop something off, so took a slight diversion afterwards to 4D Modelshop and bought some of their Tasma sable brushes.
Donogh's Prize Painting
With the basing gunk drying on the Swiss, I decided it was time to resume work on these. Apart from the hair, I've done the base/shade coat and in some cases first coat/highlight done on the remaining figures. I've been using the new brushes and they seem to hold their points well. Whether they'll last as long as the Series 7 brushes is something that only time will tell, but at 20-25% of the price if they only last 20-25% as long it's still worth it.
I'm glad I did this today. It was rather daunting when they were still just in their primed and washed state, but now that there's some colour on them it will be much easier to crack on with them.