I will be taking part in the annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge again this winter - the 10th showing overall and my 4th if I'm not mistaken. I've set myself a slightly higher goal than usual of 600 points, because I've recently hit a point in my life where if I don't put everything with a screen - phone, laptop, TV - away at 7pm and spend two hours doing something non-electronic, I wake up every two hours throughout the night. I'm also taking a bit of a hiatus from writing Call of Cthulhu scenarios so that I don't burn out on it, which should free me up for even more painting.
Mostly I'm going to be working through my lead-pile, which has grown alarmingly over the last year. Some things I'll be working on:
- My haul from the Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter; while I didn't back extravagantly I've got plenty of figures here that are crying out for a paint job.
- Sci-Fi Civilians from Crooked Dice and Lead Adventure Miniatures: About two dozen cleaned, based and primed metal figures awaiting paint...and being innocent bystanders in future games of Galactic Heroes.
- Pulp Figures: I've got about 20 or 25 figures from Bob Murch's "Pulp Figures" line primed and awaiting paint. One of my regular wargaming buddies, Tom, is interested in adding Pulp Alley to our rotation of skirmish games so these will be useful for that.
- Kev Adams Greenskins: Inspired by the announcement of "Warhammer: The Old World," and the fact that I have Dragon Rampant and Warlords of Erehwon sitting on my shelf, I decided I wanted to build a square-based fantasy army, and I've always loved the look of Kev Adams' Orcs and Goblins, so that's what I'm basing the army around. I've got a few figures already mostly painted that I'll be finishing off later today to clear my workbench prior to the start of the Challenge.