A rare warm british summer, work commitments and a wedmin 'crunch'* have all conspired against the dedicated hobby time needed to work through the lead pile.
But I have, achingly slowly, completed this batch of loitering Mahdists. I picked up these Perry metals cheap on eBay, to add variety to the swarm of plastic sprinting Mahdists. I replaced the loose spears with metal ones from North Star, as the Perry's cast ones bend frustratingly.
I gave some white jibbehs, as I've decided to have some command and Baggara horse in white, so thought I'd tie them in with the 'Nile Arab' infantry. A couple of this batch also got some decorative edging.
Also, Lead Adventure Forum (LAF)** recently ran a 'Pulp painting club' for members to show off their wares. No prizes, just a communal 100 model challenge, which is being worked through in double-quick time. I grabbed the first prepped Pulp mini to hand and knocked him out in an afternoon. I bring you the dastardly...the villainous...Black Mask!
*RL fact: I'll be getting married in a few weeks.
**For those of you who don't know it, I'd highly recommend LAF as a place to hang out on the Internet, full of amazing inspiration, thoroughly nice chaps and kind words on encouragement on all aspects of the hobby. Which means it is pretty much the only forum I check with any regularity these days.