This weekend, the wife and I played House Hunters: Chicagoland Area edition, so little happened on the hobby front; however, I managed some modest progress on the Grand Bretonnian assembly of 2011.
Lamentably, I found myself 7 men at arms shy from my goal of 30 –I tried very hard to squeeze every last spare model into service, and you may note several non-men-at-arms models in the mix. I have been trying to avoid the necessity to order bits or, worse, purchase an entire box just to make up the minimum. My greatest fear, I will confess at this point, is that if I nail down another box I will compulsively increase the number in this unit from 30 to… anything higher than 30.
With another 40 peasant archers on the front burner, the thought of even more peasantry has me reeling slightly. Mass painting exhaustion is beginning to burn me up/out.
But just as the mists of despair gathered and the will to continue began to falter, a bright point of light appeared from a break in the clouds (cue distant trumpets) and inspired perseverance. She is from the P-65 Heavy Metal range by Reaper, and I may very well situate her as The Lady in the army (I have never loved GW’s efforts on this front). She is an elf, Adrielle someone or another, but I have already whittled down her ears and hope to make her suitably ladylike for my brutish peasants. It shouldn’t take much for that gaggle of reprobates.
I have also recently spotted an interesting model from the Hello Dorado range that may step in as well. We shall see.
Though the weekend was slow, I have some great treats in store this week and next. More soon.