After what seems like weeks of procrastinating (ok it was after weeks of procrastinating) I managed to pick up a paint brush again today. Originally, the plan was to do some prep work on a couple different projects and get a lot of priming done. There's some rather wet weather on the way, so I'd like enough figures primed to do me over the winter. The rain arrived early so forced me to change my mind and out came the paints.
First things first, I had to spend a good wee while shaking and stirring the neglected tubs and bottles to even the paint out. Fortunately, my right arm has developed considerable stamina in that motion, so it wasn't a problem. Without getting all emo-whiny on you, I normally only paint when I'm happy and relaxed; I haven't been either in a while, so it was quite a surprise how enjoyable the couple hours with the brush were this afternoon.
These are the first eight warriors for a Saga Viking warband that have been kicking around for a few months. Just the base colours so far, I'll add some decoration before the shading and highlighting begins. As Odin is my witness, I will get this warband painted this year, before this:
Just fyi, for anyone who hasn't finished season one, there's a big spoiler in the trailer.