It's been a little while since I did one of these, so I thought I should make an effort.
Now that the builders have finished, I've been able to set up my painting desk in a temporary home in my lounge:
Once I've got rid of some old furniture and got a few new bits in, I'll be relocating it into my second bedroom, which will become my painting and figure/terrain storage den. However, as that won't be for a few weeks, I needed to get it set up so that I can get some painting done in the meantime.
So, what's on the workbench?
Seven Years War Russians!
Infantry (two regiments of grenadiers, two of musketeers) and artillery crew for two guns.
Two regiments of cuirassiers, two of hussars, commanders, limbers and guns. Since taking the pics I've glued the riders on, assembled the limbers and started assembling the guns (wheels on, barrels to do once the wheel glue has set).
I'm going to try to get the infantry and the artillery painted this week so that they're ready for a big game on Monday. However, that might be pushing it - I'm at the club tomorrow night for a WW1 naval game and down at my dad's next weekend, leaving me just 4 evenings (5 if I make a start tonight).
The cavalry will get painted over the next couple of weeks if I manage to get them primed.