So imagine my disquiet when a batch of figures more or less wiped out my mojo at a stroke.
The guilty parties are these Mantic Orcs.
They were cheap enough but when I came to paint them there were some horrific blanks where detail should've been behind the legs and under the arms. Obviously this is the price you pay for cheap, one piece body plastics but dear god it was a struggle to get anything out of them.
So what now? I was disheartened and depressed and really didn't want to pick up the brush again.
A change is as good as a rest. So I did the one thing guaranteed to bring a sense of wellbeing; stuck on a western and painted some cowboys.
In this case it was starting over with the Deadwood series and finishing off the last few Black Scorpion resin miniatures I had left.
A world of difference; full of character and detail and fun to paint.
I'll take some proper pictures next week if I can get some decent light.
This also means that I have more or less enough figures for a decent western skirmish. Although... is more or less actually enough? After all, I get paid tomorrow...