That's right, I've managed to survive 3 years of blogging. So, I'd like to thank you all for following me and keeping me relatively insane. I haven't got anything lined up for a giveaway right now, but will try to sort something out in the coming week.
I've made a fine start on painting the first two (of six) regiments of Russian Seven Years War musketeers. These will be the Apsheronskiy and 2nd Moscowskiy regiments.
I should be able to get the hair (and moustaches where appropriate - I concede that upper-lip caterpillars are important!), shoulder belts and musket straps done tonight and maybe the collars, cuffs and turnbacks as well. That will leave the black and metallic bits to do tomorrow, along with the flags, flesh wash and varnishing. I should even be able to get them stuck on bases and add the basing gunk, which of course will mean...
I will be able to submit them on Saturday to gain a temporary lead over Ian!
This morning I also found time to prime the figures I was working on last night. It should be obvious that they are 1920s cops to battle the various gangs in my Mob Wars project. I'll be painting them up as a mental break between musketeer batches. Eight of them are from Pulp Figures; the other four are from Dixon. And, yes, that is a Vickers machine gun you can see at the back - these cops don't intend to take any prisoners!
Tomorrow's post will have my plans for 2015