Paradoxally, this year's gifts it seems were electronic themed. The girlfriend got me a Google Nexus tablet (I love it), my parents a new Ipod and I got myself (contract was due for renewal) a new Samsung Galaxy III phone (fantastic machine). Few gifts hobby-wise, but the brothers got me a great illustrated book on the ACW, and I got myself a gift from Foundry. I think I deserved it ;-)
So I did spend some of my holiday time playing with and customizing my new toys. And of course listening to many, many bowls (it was a great Bowl season).
I also took the time off to start working on a permanent photography area for my miniatures, in my office. Basically I switched my painting desk into a photography desk, as the painting desk is now downstairs (with of course the blessing of my fantastic gf). Before, I had to take pics on the kitchen table or outside in the summer, and it was a pain having to install the scenery, lamps, etc. every single time I wanted to take a pic. So this should save me a lot of time, especially with the Analogue painting competition. The set-up is complete, now I just have to buy all the essentials' tripod, lamps, etc. When it's all ready, I'll take a few pics of the desk to show it off.
I did manage to paint, although not as much as I would've liked. I finished painting a small unit of Canaanite slingers as well as my first unit of Canaanite spearmen. The spearmen are waiting for the Dullcote and the basing; I'm giving them a few days for the Army painter to really set before dullcoting them. I'm not taking any chance!
In my next post, I'll talk in details about my new Canaan army project, and hopefully I'll have pictures of my first entry into the Analogue contest. In the meantime, to give you a taste of what's coming, here's my first unit of Canaanites; slingers. Being an honest fellow I did not enter these into the Analogue contest, as they were started before the comp starting date. But I did wanted to finish them asap so I finished them first. Maybe not the best strategic move but hey, anyways I have about as much chance of winning that contest as I have of winning the superbowl!
The figures are Foundry. Bases are Litko.