There's still time left to get in on the contest. I will choose the winners tomorrow.
In the meantime, I've started a new figure. This is a bust of a Prussian Hussar from Young Miniatures. The last time I painted a bust was a little over 3 years ago and I've learned a lot since then, but there's still a lot of adjusting to work on this larger scale. I've completed the initial work on the face, however there's still more I need to do. I've got some shadows and highlights I want to tweak. And, once I finish the hair, I will go back and apply a variety of glazes (reds, blues, and purples) to the skin to give it some more color variation.
I also got a surprise in the mail today, the Child Thief from Terrible Kids Stuff. It's a great looking kit and one I hope to start soon. They only made 200 of them, so if you want one get it now before they sell out.
EDIT: I just applied some glazes so I thought I'd tack on the updated photos. Some red, blue, purple, and a touch of yellow glaze.