...a table full of primed figures waiting to be painted.
As many of you will have realised, this year's Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge kicked off this morning at 6am UK time. Sadly for me, I had to go to work today, so missed out on the first 12 hours or so of painting time.
There have already been two entries, possibly more by the time you read this. Curt kicked proceedings off with his anti-hero - Boromir from Lord of the Rings. This was followed quickly by Miles with three mobile artillery pieces for "All Quiet on the Martian Front". How they managed to get these painted, based and photographed so quickly is beyond me. Great work by both of them.
As for my campaign, once I'd had a cup of tea and some hot buttered crumpets on getting home from work, I cracked on with work on my first batch of figures. I'm kicking off with my Seven Years War Russian cavalry.
As you can see, I've done the base colour on the horses so far. Tomorrow I'll do the shading and markings on the horses and hopefully the tack and saddle cloths. Once that is done, I'll switch to working on 2 regiments at a time (probably hussars, then horse grenadiers, then cuirassiers).
I've just placed an order with Donnington for the handful of Mongols I need. While I was doing that, I thought that I might as well order some more 30 Years War figures, so I will have enough coming in for my seventh 9-base later tercio. These will be a "Yellow" regiment. The Mongols might get painted during the Challenge; the 30YW boys will have to wait until after it has finished.