After a brief sabbatical from painting miniatures due to other creative commitments ( see http://handgrenadealiensretrodungeon.blogspot.com for details) and a general lack of enthusiasm I've taken up the brushes again to press forward on the Parthian Army I started last year.
Pictured below is the commander for a third unit of cataphracts:
He is an A&A miniature from their Parthian / Sassanid range and most excellent he is too. Its good to be back on the lead painting wagon again; much as I enjoyed painting the South American plastics there is something even more satisfying about a lead miniature, its that indefinable way they take the paint and the sheer Newtonian mass of all that metal.
Its good to be back!