With warmer but wetter weather hovering overhead and year-end looming, time to restock the painting queue for the final painting push of 2015. Often in mid-December it becomes too cold to prime even in the garage but this week temperatures have remained in the low 40s (F).
These moderate temperatures allow for a few good sessions of figure priming. I pulled a number of unit equivalents from The Lead Pile and set to work with the black priming.
Hit with the primer were a variety of figures in various sizes and periods. A couple of 28mm Napoleonics units are ready for paint as are 28mm AWI, 28mm ACW, and 28mm Ancients. For 15mm, the SYW and 1859 projects have figures in waiting. Perhaps some of these will see the brush before year-end.
On the painting desk, two 28mm units are nearing completion with only base work to complete. One of these units is a 24 man British battalion for the 1st Afghan War. Just behind the Brits in the photo is an Impetvs stand of Celt warriors. These are the first Celts painted for the Punic Wars project. A second group of Celt warrior figures are in the painting queue. In the background is a SYW Prussian musketeer battalion of Blue Moon figures with only their flesh and coats finished. In the foreground, two battalions' worth of 1859 Austrians wait in queue. The Austrians are the first of the Lancashire Miniatures I picked up a few weeks ago. Looking forward to giving these fellows a slap with the paint brush and then seeing how they look alongside their Old Glory brethren.
On the 15mm AWI Chadd's Ford battle, the opportunity to make progress on this rules' test did not materialize over the Thanksgiving holiday. I did manage to churn through the first three turns but little contact of note yet. The British are driving towards the Brandywine but Maxwell's light infantry are doing a good job in delaying the British right column from making timely progress. The British left column is pushing towards the creek with no opposition.
Looking at my painting log over the last 20 (!) years, I noticed a bit of seasonality to my painting output. Is that perceived seasonality significant in a statistical sense or merely notional? Expect a deeper analysis in the coming weeks. Does your painting production exhibit any seasonal tendencies? If so, what is the pattern?