My buddy Darren's shop Strategies Games & Hobbies www.strategiesgames.ca in Vancouver is currently running an awesome pre-Christmas event; miniature painting secret Santa.
Basically the idea is you sign up, drop off a model to be painted by another participant chosen at random and pick up a model chosen at random to paint for someone else. It's awesome because it guarantees you will get something that you want for Christmas, but there's still the element of surprise when you get the finished product. I will be painting a Gun-Mage-Captain-Adept for the Cygnar faction for Warmachine.
I also wanted to take this opportunity to mention that in some upcoming blog posts I will be showcasing some terrific hobby shops and their events in the hope that some of you may check out a deserving store you've never been in before. Personally I've always felt that brick and mortar retaillers are the lifeblood of our hobby and without them our community would be alot smaller and alot less rewarding.
Tomorrow I'll get back to showing painted models (didn't want to ruin anybody Christmas surprise today)
Gun Mage Captain Adept (before)
Come back December 25th for after photo