No navel-gazing on what happened in the last year, or what I'd like to do this year. You and I both know that it's tough to find the time to paint and game, and that I have a whole heap of things I want to game. Lets move on!
My Christmas package from Maelstrom Games in the UK was delayed due to the heavy snows but finally arrived when I came back to work on Wednesday. I picked up a hodgepodge of items; some dice and scenic materials, and my first ever batch of Vallejo paints.
My wife had offered to get me a voucher at the local Games Workshop for some more paint for Christmas, but a quick look at the AU retail prices of GW paint, vs the Maelstrom pricing on the Vallejo made the decision very easy.
I ordered individual pots of the paints that comprise the Battlefront British and German paint sets. Unfortunately I have a habit of always missing one item whenever I order from Maelstrom. In this case, I forgot the 983 Flat Earth, which is a key colour for the Denison Smocks of my Paras! I have this coming soon, once my brother can escape the floodwaters around Rockhampton.
Rather than wait for the missing paint to turn up, I got started last night. Only spent a few minutes, but I'm very happy with using the vallejo with a "wet palette" (another new experience for me - Thanks Thomas!)