A local schlocker named John (WEKM here in blogunder) wanted a commission from me while I was at Dragons Keep. I gestured in the direction of the miniatures and indicated that what I really wanted wasn't cash, it was metal. (Okay, I probably could have turned the cash into metal my own self, but sometimes that's a lot more complicated than it sounds.) Said metal has now been painted. I'm really pleased with how he turned out. Yeah, there's some slop here and there, but he's looking really good, and I love the look on his face. If you look closely, you can see a little redness to his nose and ear-tips. I think he's been drinking. If you want to get a slightly closer look, he has his own gallery page at Cool Mini Or Not, where you can rate the paint-job. Yes, your votes over at CMON have an effect. I'm now ranked among the top 22% of painters over there. See? I have no idea what this means (besides serving as proof that I can stuff ballots with the best of 'em.) I just know it makes me feel good. Lookit me, Ma! I've got RANK.