Yep, I am alive, just about, and still painting! As Terry Pratchett fans may have worked out by the post title, I got my hands on one of the fantastic Discworld sculpts from Micro Art Studios, and in particular, Granny Weatherwax:
The sculpting on this miniature is fantastic, and is very true to the (later) art work from the books (Calendars, Maps, Graphic Novels, etc). I've been having some issues with Testor's Dullcote recently so she's a little shinier than I had hoped for - I'm seriously considering going back to the trusty Humbrol stuff, as that seems to work better than anything else.
The colours are all my standard way of doing things recently, so I won't bore you and repeat the details.
The face is fantastic (the photography isn't) and was a real joy to paint. I love it when the faces on models have so much detail, and the eyes are so nicely defined.
Her trademark boots are another nice touch (the shine actually works here), as are the hairpins. All in all she's a really nice model, with all the cool details that make Granny, well, Granny.
In other news, alongside a few other ongoing projects and my next Ancible article, I've started on my next Reaper model:
Not made a huge amount of progress yet, but I'm really pleased with the head and cowl - again, it's nice to have well defined eyes to paint.
Gaming wise, I've had a go at Warlord's Bolt Action (28mm World War 2 for those who haven't seen it), which so far has proven to be a fun ruleset, quick to learn and get to grips with. If I can do a bit of clearing of my ongoing projects, I might be tempted to get some British Paratroopers...
As always, comments and criticism welcome!