So am I ready?
I have cleaned and primed about 3/4's of the figures I plan on painting. I have also mapped out palettes for all of my work. As a fickle painter, I know that I am capable of changing my mind on a whim about what I'm in the mood to paint and I've allowed myself some room to do that.
I also have some rather large figures on the table. The female Cloud Giant is the one I'm most excited about. My inspiration for the palette is the night sky. Her skin will be done in grey scale, her hair in midnight blue and her clothing in the colours of the Northern Lights.
Half of my points will be from historical figures and the other half from fantasy and sci fi. I intend to complete four dios, six vignettes, some grouped singles and a unit of Vikings whose shields will be done free hand. Further, I have dates set for the completion of almost every project. Only three bases have been built as I do not base my figures until they are complete.
There is one more critical thing yet to be done. And that is cooking. You see, I do not have a wife or girlfriend to cook for me while I paint. Therefor to buy me time in the first week I am cooking and freezing, in advance, a lasagna, a pot of chili, a pot of vegetable soup, 2 roast chickens, a turkey, a ham, a chocolate pie, an apple pie and a pumpkin pie. This should keep my tribe at bay for a week while I'm holed up in my room painting.
The rest of my plan involves cleaning and sleeping. I have to go into this with a clean house and a rested body. Why so much planning for a mere 200 points? I'll tell you why. This is more figures than I paint in six months and I have never done a vignette, a dio, nor a big giant figure.
I am prepared for the battle ahead and I wish all who participate the best of luck in the coming months.