Pleased to share some pics and findings with you today.
1. I still love painting miniatures.
2. I actually achieved a red that fits the army palette beautifully
3. I have great friends without whom I might have drifted away from the hobby for quite some time
4. More to come: I ordered white spray primer, some new GW paints and the Empire "wagon altar thing" that comes with two gorgeous conversion starting points. I'm nearly ready for paint with three marines and four cultists.
A note to self that in the future I want to be bolder with the direction Ive been going: my conversions be even more technically precise and my painting to be much less so and much more organic.