The "heroic" 28-32mms are almost done; I've got a few more Warmachine and Confrontation models to go but most are repaints or touch ups. Here's the last day's accomplishments:
By accepting lower standards and going for a "just get them on the table" approach I am enjoying painting again and whittling away at my lead mountain.
I'm also putting some models aside for my daughter to learn to paint, as well as boxing up models I am unlikely ever to paint. I have quite a lot of Confrontation Alahan, Daikinee and Dirz stuff that is a little to fine to scale with my random Warmachine models which I might perhaps trade or sell.
(forgot their name, but they have some awesome models - pity I'm so crap at painting skin) as well as using some of my many Wulfen as not-warpwolves.
The mention of two useful boxes (Mantic ghouls, Perry medievals) leads me to my question of the day:
If you were to recommend a box/range of minis to someone, what would it be, and why?
I haven't thought too deeply about it, but off the top of my head, some picks would be:
Perry Medievals (plastic mercenary/WoTR boxes)
Because they are great sculpts, and extremely useful for kit-bashing any fantasy/medieval stuff.
Useful, cheap bad guys for all eras.
Well sculpted. At $3 a pop I felt they were better than the Infinity Ariadneans which sell for $10 each...
Because they are quirky and awesome. In fact, anything by Zombiesmith falls into this category. Viking teddies anyone?
My favourite 15mm infantry (though Khurasan is the best overall manufacturer)
West Wind Werewolves
Again, cheapish, solid sculpts and useful for a wide range of settings.
All of my picks are aimed at the fairly-cheap-but-useful/good category. Whilst I like, say, Infinity they are expensive and a mongrel to paint; at the other end of the spectrum Wargames Factory zombies are a cheap source of body parts for projects but are rather awkward, repetitive sculpts.
I'm going to toss in a booby prize - the most odd sculpts in my collection are the militia/SWAT guys from Urban War whose proportions make me grind my teeth, followed by the Wargames Factory vikings with their breakable tiny weapons and ill-connecting limbs.