Is it a bad thing that I have the sound track to Top Gun playing? If it is then quoteing the film for a post title is definately even more worrying. No I'm not watching the film, nor do I have the soundtrack CD or even from the PC, it's just on in my head.
I assure you there is reason, and a fairly good one as it happens. While I'd planned to get on with some new Sergeants and Leman Russ bits I've ended up painting Forgeworlds excellent Imperial Navy Thunderbolt Pilot. I've had this model sitting around in the pile since it came out and just had'nt got round to painting it, but with two online painting contest's coming up at the same time I decided to break it out, and boy am I glad I did, it really is a joy to paint, both as something which is a break from the norm for me and as it's simply a beautiful model.
About a days work, based very heavily on Karl Kopinski's excellent artwork from the Aeronautia Imperialis Rulebook, has got me to what you see below, theres a fair way to go yet with plenty tidying and detailing to be done, but I'm pretty pleased so far infact it's one of those occasions where I'd say the photo's dont do it justice, though thats not least as it's not focusing properly for some reason.
The only catch at the moment is he does'nt have a plane... an that just aint right.