I've actually submitted 2 entries today. I heard back from Loki to say he was happy with the coureurs de bois I'd painted, so I immediately sent the pics to Curt with some blurb as my 6th entry. Or maybe my 5th - it depends on whether they get posted before the Villain bonus theme.
Edit: And they're up adding 32 points to my total
After that I gave them a coat of neat Klear (avoiding the mistake I made with the Norman Dux a while back where I used my normal Klear/ink which obscured all the lovely highlighting I'd painstakingly done). Once that had dried, I gave them a spray coat of matt varnish to finish them.
Today I've carried on with the small projects I started last night. The regimental guns got based at lunchtime and the gunk had dried enough by this evening to drybrush. After a quick spray with matt varnish I finished the basing with tufts and flocking, took some pics and sent them off to Curt.
The other project, of course, is the skeleton pirates. I'd finished most of the shading with inks last night and got the rest done after basing the regimental guns. I then sprayed them with matt varnish to seal the ink so it wouldn't mix with the paints I'd be using next. This afternoon and evening I've been painting belts, scabbards, bone, hair, wood and doing a black undercoat on the metal of weapons. They were then given another wash of Warm Grey ink. This just leaves highlighting of the bones and the metals before they are finished.
While I was doing these last night, I suddenly remembered that I had some 15mm grave markers somewhere in my pile and thought they might make a good addition to the bases (if there is room for them). I dug them out today, prepped and primed them and have begun painting them.
I expect to finish and submit them tomorrow evening.
I've made a decision on my entry for the Vehicle bonus round. I will aim to get my entire NSL fleet painted. In the first pic above you can see a ship that I have started painting as a test of the colour scheme I have in mind. I say a ship. Actually it is the big momma of the fleet - a Neu Salzburg class heavy carrier. So far it has only had a base coat of Black Grey.
I'll probably carry on doing some small batches of 15mm while I'm painting the NSL ships.