It's been a while since I last posted (2 months?) With the warmer weather, I've been outside and about painting the hell out of my watercolors. I'm also beginning to think on working on a children's book starring my little cadre of animal friends. (Mouse and Friends; if you haven't already, you can see them here.)
I'm still having a hard time getting back into minis painting. I kept this guy simple so I could finish him, and he still took three different sittings (I can usually crack something out like this in an hour or two. This time, those two hours were just spread over three days.) This is the same figure as from a couple posts ago, but with a different head. Sculpted by Steve Barber, I've had him do all of my commissions with separate heads to facilitate head swapping and repositioning.
Next up from Steve Barber's samurai range will be a little retinue: A couple laborers carrying a kago (Japanese palanquin) along with a couple baggage carriers, a lady and a bodyguard. I look forward to painting a few of the samurai in a uniform scheme (along with a flowery lady.) Steve has finished sculpting these and says they should be available soon. I'll let you all know!