In this terrible silence I can hear a hundred paintbrushes soaking up colour and flattering models of all shapes and scales.
My progress is a bit erratic. As usual I crated a spreadsheet which I populated with my intended entries. The sailors gave me a spot of grief until I remembered a tiny stash hidden away somewhere, although I had a tense moment when I thought I had just 4! Luckily I was wrong.
The tribe - I was certain I'd give this theme a miss until I realised that the stuff I could enter was staring at me right in the face. I have to thank my wife for these models.
The 'Big Brother' + 5. This was the one I had no qualms about, and then ended up wasting oodles of time on. It's easier when you have no choice! I dug up and starting working on no less than 5 different choices! I finally decided on something related to a project I'd started months back, after rejecting the other hopefuls. One of the sets is still appearing in a non-bonus round, however.
As of last night I had all 52 (10 x 5; the big brother; and one extra model I couldn't leave out) on the painting table, which looked impressive, except that I had no space left thanks to the BSC entry (it's still not found a home in storage!) and a post-LPL project. No major incidents, other than almost skewering myself on a horrendously pointy spear (seriously, it's vicious, needs a health warning and safety gear) and spilling a fine layer of superglue on the floor tiles....help!
One of the sailors got off his base this morning, but he's back on now. Everybody's assembled, but I need to get some basework done before spraying. And of course the weather's rubbish for spraying today....
....(later) I managed to do the spraying when the wind died. First time I sprayed stuff almost in the dark, with flashes of lightning and rumbling thunder.... but they're done now, and safe indoors too