Well, gentlefolks, last night I did indeed manage to finish of the PyRats and my Hero figure, photograph them and send them as submissions to Curt. Hopefully the PyRats will appear later tonight; the Hero won't appear until Sunday's bonus theme round.
I also did a bit of work on my entry fee figure at lunchtime today - hacking off and filing down details that I don't want, drilling out some holes for pinning, cleaning up flash and mould lines. This weekend I'll wash and dry the various parts and start assembling the figure. I'll also make a trip to 4D modelshop to get a few bits that I need for the base.
This evening I've begun work on the main part of my Pirate army. So far, I've done the black basecoat on the metal of weapons and painted the wood of firearms and axes. I've got two batches of figures out right now - 156 pirates from Rebel Minis (4 packs = 84 figures with firearms; 3 packs = 72 figures with melee weapons). The next step will be to drybrush the metal of weapons with Oily Steel.
Tomorrow evening will see me doing the flesh. I'll be including some as non-Europeans. If I have time, I'll start work on the clothing.
Anyway, here's a couple of quick workbench shots: