Readers may have noticed that I've been away for a while. In truth I was only away for a little over a week, but since getting home a couple of weeks ago I've been unable to bring myself to paint. Not quite sure what the problem is but I think it's partially due to a semi-disastrous spray job on my latest miniature. I tried a white undercoat and got the dust problem. I've decided I'll strip and restart but that means getting some new pieces to replace the ones that will be probably damaged in the process (hands, spear head etc). In the meantime I've decided to start something fresh. The familiar should be a good place to start, it won't take to long to paint. I'm also going to try a white undercoat on this miniature too. Any regular readers wondering about the sniper, well that one seems to be cursed. Built it ages ago, took it apart, rebuilt in a new pose, and now it sits half painted. I'll get back to it eventually, but I'll be doing an Arcoflag before I return to the sniper (Judge Dredd artist John Hicklenton died while I was away and since, iirc, the arco owes so much to his vision of Mean Machine I feel that it's only fitting).