I've made a conscious decision this year to focus on tabletop quality at 28mm scale, and try to push my skills for larger pieces. Bigger surfaces to learn on, more opportunity to play with colour. This is the first serious effort I've made for something approaching competition level. What a blast this was to paint. I picked it up ... two or three years ago at Salute, at a guess? Florian at Wonderlands was running a promotion for pre-orders, so I picked up a whole stack of his awesome figures. The large surfaces were intimidating me and so was the face sculpt. So it went in a drawer. But this year I won't let the sculpts get the better of me. I want him to feel beaten, tired and utterly anonymous, so there's no markings on the armour. Nothing to distinguish him from a million other soldiers in identical suits. After starting the face a good month ago, going this way and that, I reached a point of satisfaction (oo-er) and then it was time to hit the armour ..