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Tradition dictates that each Challenge, I make an offering at the Altar of Sarah, by finding a suitable female miniature to compete for the 'Sarah's Choice' award. Happily, Pulp adventuring has provided a rich seam to mine and this year I had this quite exquisite miniature from Hasslefree, "Madge".
With time slipping away, the time came to promote her to the top of the painting queue. I was actually away in Wales this last week, but took a little hobby box along. The weather was rather wet, which meant plenty of painting time, though the corner I found was a little dark in the evenings. You'll note I even had room for both tartan and flowery-headscarf-effect paints. Phew!
'Madge' and her rather scarily large fowling piece will joint the eclectic Pulp collection and wait for a suitable scenario to feature in. From Curt:
Ah, I was wondering if you were going to put in a figure for Sarah's consideration - very good, she'll be delighted when she sees this I'm sure. As you say Phil, this is such a wonderful figure and you've done a fantastic job with her. I love the plaid skirt but the best item is her cheery head-scarf - a wonderful touch! I also quite like the subtle groundwork you've done for the base.