The first casualty has been my next vignette. That's going on to the back burner for the moment but I wanted to share the one thing that's been done for it:
The chances of anything coming from Mars are... Well, pretty good, actually.
The Martian is sculpted and the tripod is designed. This and the four brave chaps will get popped into a drawer to be ressurected as and when.
I'm trying to clear the decks of my Rohan chaps so here you can see them (and Theoden King - whose armour is a cast-iron, gold-plated sod to paint, incidentally) with their base coats:
And then with the final glaze on the cloaks.
And why am I clearing the decks, dear reader? Next week I officially enter middle age as the clock rolls over to 40 and - if everything goes according to plan - I should have some new toys to play with.
See you on the other side, chaps and chapesses.