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In rounding up figures to log what I had painted last year, I turned up lots of half-finished minis. Some of them had little bits I was unhappy with; some need repair; some I had lost interest in or overlooked; some I felt weren't going as well as I would have liked; and some were just in the limbo of unfinished projects. So I figured I could finish them up, to tabletop standard at least, and have them usable in games. That's going to be my year's beginning project, clearing out the backlog of figures. They range from almost completely finished (except maybe for some basing) at the front, to just colors blocked in at the back. So I laid out the most nearly finished ones to begin with and got started. First I glued things that needed it: Some Tom Meier Thunderbolt Mountain elves are exquisite, but on tiny bases prone to tipping over. I glued them onto pennies. And I glued some skulls and books and things onto the bases of Hasslefree's not-Scooby-Gang. And by not fussing over bases and accepting that I may be unhappy with certain aspects, but they are okay for gaming, I finished four figures this first session! These are Reaper's 50134: Racquel Blackrose, Buccaneer by Patrick Keith; Reaper's 02115: Mishka The Mystic by the incomparable Sandra Garrity; Hasslefree Miniature's HFC002 Mineko by Kev White; and Reaper's 02075: Katarina The Invoker, also by Sandra Garrity. I am a little dissatisfied with them, especially Mineko's kimono which went a little wonky. On the other hand, yay! finished!
So I have cleaned and stowed my painting desk and it is no longer a demotivational mess that sucks away my will to paint. So what to do with my new found inspiration? Finish up a couple of pieces from my now defunct WIP thread. The Bathalian I started at a Reaper Paint and Take at Pax East, in 2013. It sat staring at me because I cold remember what paint colors were on the table and what colors and ratios used to mix some of the different shades. I would pull it out when I was avoiding working on other minis at paint days and would inevitably get gold on the blue or blue on the pink and it soon became one permanent touch up. Finally I bit the bullet and am calling it done. Damien, I painted to represent my Eldritch Pact Warlock in a now defunct 4E game. As warlocks don't use staffs, a couple of clips later and he now has a very trendy rod, or a really big wand. Maybe he is overcompensating. Either way, Damien was usually the mini I'd avoid working on when I would pick up the Bathalian. So some touch up and picking the necklace with some Noir Black and Splintered Bone and e was good enough to sit in a case in the unlikely vent that the game restarts. Unlikely as the DM is in Deigo Garcia. Here is to getting some more bench queens off of my shelf of shame.