Thursday, 30 December 2010

and in 2011...

I hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to the New year celebrations! Despite being off work for the last ten days I've not managed to escape to my modelling/painting space due to festive, domestic committments - so no new pics, sorry!
I'm hoping for a couple of hours this evening (after posting this report) to do some prep work on a few figures. I thought though that I might list a few of the items that will keep me busy, early 2011, and will eventually appear here.
First is 'catch-up' on Rodrigo's and Jeremy's commission work - a New Year resolution guys! Jeremy's adventurers will hopefully be with him before the end of January as will a few of Rodrigo's stormtroopers. I also hope to make a start on the last five of Jeremy's fifteen Elysian conversions and continue Rodrigo's Valkyrie and the converted 'special forces' troops which I've converted.
I'll be painting more of Jed's (Antenociti's Workshop) G.O.T. vehicles and troops including several pre-release items that, hopefully, are already on the way to me (with a prone rider for the 'Preying Mantis'!) as I type. If Jed and Nadine are happy with the results I may get the opportunity to continue painting their excellent product throughout 2011.
I received the 'Sedition War' miniatures from Studio McVey just before Christmas - sculpted (as was the original Lt. Kara Black) by Kev White of Hasslefree and cast, initially, in resin (perfectly!) - These are excellent sculpts and casts and are inspired by (although slightly smaller in scale)  the original Kara and, storywise, are based sometime after the battle she was engaged in with an unseen (you can now see 'it' in the concept sketch on the McVey blog) alien, opponent in which she lost an arm (hence the prosthetic replacement in the new sculpt) and has been promoted to the rank of Captain. I'm going to paint these in a similar camo scheme and perhaps convert one of the troopers to drive the squad vehicle (an open-topped Jeep).
Waiting for attention in 2011 are the full range of Mercs, quite few Infinity, more Hasslefree 'Alien hunters' and Grymn, and many more 25/28/30/35mm miniatures.... and some very nice 15mm figures and vehicles from GZG, rebel Minis and Khurasan.
Last but not least - several shelves full of 1/20 Ma.K models!
Watch this space!

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