Well, the weather has changed here in Wisconsin. Snow. Grey. Blah... So that means...
So here is a current status on my painting queue. Truth be told, I have a bigger problem with stuff that is painted, but not decaled or totally finished. Unprimed metal or resin is not the problem. So this is where I stand right now:
I am almost done with my first company of Strelk. 33 stands of Soviet goodness!! I just have boots and some SMGs to finish up, then on to basing!
I have 12 US arty guns (8 155mm and 4 105mm) that I need to base. They are painted and on the bases, they just need flocking and grasses applied.
All my Shermans, Stewies and Chaffees are painted up. The just need decals / a few Chaffees need details painted up.
Roos and LVTs still need decals. I have 6 Roos that are totally done - I used those this summer at Historicon. But the rest need decals.
Germans that I received from Wilcox for my son need a little bit of loving attention.
I also traded stuff with Joe for Germans and Crab Shermans. Those need just a little bit of work.
But right now, my focus is on...
AIW!! I have a bunch of boxes that I ordered for Christmas sitting in my house. My lovely wife has not allowed me to open them early and get cracking on painting. I do have a box of AMXs that I will start up on because they are rewards and not part of the Christmas loot! Now I will be under the pressure gun here because Joe has scheduled an AIW game day at The Last Square for January 25th. So one month to get a lot of Israelis, Jordanians and UAR tanks painted and ready for public viewing.
I also have some Soviets (SU-100), Germans (Panzer III, IV, Kubelwagons and Trucks) and a few Americans (Sherman 105s) that will need to be completed too. I figure if I am going to airbrush, I might as well paint 40+ vehicles at the same time!!
I will get some pictures loaded up as progress is made.
On the tournament scene, I did not attend Fall-In this year. I am bummed. But, I was invited to US Masters!! I was an alternate and several other guys could not make the event this year (Wilcox, Riha, Leland and a few others), so I actually got the invite!! Wohoo!!
I could not make it. Yes, I know. Unfortunately, while work trips can be convenient (see trip to UK and adding a visit to Wilcox) they can also get in the way. And ultimately, that was the issue here. I need to be in Salt Lake City, Utah on the Sunday right after Masters. To change my flights would have cost me a lot of money ($500). With such short notice, I just could not make that happen. But I was totally excited about getting the invite in the first place! I do wish everyone the best of luck and I wish I was able to attend!
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!