I've been a bit scatter shot hobby-wise again but I'm doing 2 (maybe 3) projects with a hard deadline of October 1st.
I've decided to participate in the Immortal Brush Competition at Strategies Games & Hobbies in Vancouver BC. I'll be entering 2 categories for sure (5 man squad sci-fi/modern and 5 man squad fantasy/historical) and hopefully a 3rd (one of the large model categories time permitting).
For my sci-fi/modern entry I've decided to go a slightly different route than usual. I'm going to take some figs that I speed painted awhile back and fix them up to a higher standard of painting. I'll be starting with 5 of my space fascists from Wargames Factory's Greatcoat Troopers box. I've been planning on these multi-use figures standing in for Bauhaus in Warzone and Viridians in VOID/Urban War, they could also work as Imperial Guard in Warhammer 40,000.
The picture below is how they looked when I pulled them out of my figure case this morning...not bad but definitely not paint contest worthy. They'll probably get finished first because they represent the least amount of work.
Next up are 5 Celt Warriors from Warlord Games Celts box. I've wanted to do historical gaming of this era forever but the amount of stuff I would have to paint has always seemed quite daunting. Lately a few of my friends have discovered some skirmish level games that might work so and old idea has become new again! These will get done second because I do want to get them finished and I think my best shot in a paint competition will always be "unit" categories because that doesn't seem to be where the elite painters enter.
And last up I am 90% done my next Blood Angel, the Librarian from Space Hulk. This is just a continuation of my ongoing effort to get an actual Blood Angels army done in 2013. I might actually also use the large model category in the painting competition to get a larger Blood Angels model done (like a dreadnought) but if that's the case I'll definitely have to run out and buy one this week.
There you have it, bit of a mess but I'm enjoying it!