Here's a pic of the birthday present waiting for me at the painting desk ... :-)
As I have had a lot of hobby time lately, I have made good progress on my A-team dwarfs:
8 are complete now (no pic). The next three of them only need a bit more metal highlighting and details like gemstones:
And here are another four I have already started with:
As you can see, I've been experimenting with various skin tones. The last batch is painted with Scale 75 colours and still needs a lot of highlighting.
The purple skin tone might work fine in the end. I don't know yet how to proceed from here, but will try and do my best to progress them today.
Skin has always been one of the fields I feel I could do much better. So I enrolled in Roman Lappat's Advanced Painting Class in April to learn more about it. Which will be fun because the list of participants looks like it's going to be a reunion of my extended painter family, and I'm looking forward to this very much. A birthday present from me .... to me! :-)