Now I'm all caught up. Just in time.
You might wonder why I pick the miniatures I do for this challenge. For the most part I look at the incomplete minis I have kicking around, gauge how much work I'd need to do to finish them, then plan accordingly. Today's mini?
I'm just tired of looking at him.
I've had this guy since I left the Navy in 2005. A buddy of mine invited me to play in his game of D&D & he I picked up this mini, Reaper's Eredain, since it looked similar to the PC he described to me (but with hair).
He's been sitting, unfinished on my to-do shelf ever since.
I'm the kind of person that prioritizes easily completed tasks over longer jobs, and this guy has always looked like a longer job to me. Between the straps, buckles, details, bags, studs, and staff, I just felt like my time would be better spent on other minis. He's been one of the standby minis for my mini-a-day challenge since 2012, but there have always been easier minis in line ahead of him.
It's true this year too, I just really wanted this guy off my table. Maybe I painted his face to be too judgmental.
I'm glad he's done though. I hadn't originally intended to give him greying around his temples, but it looked right to me. I think it gives him character.
We're into the last two days of the challenge now. I'm working as fast as I can, so hopefully I'll have something to show tomorrow.