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Returning to figure painting after a hiatus of some eight years, I tried my hand at an old (c. 1986) Citadel Talisman miniature by Ali Morrison, as it happened to be the only bare lead to hand. 

Although not one of the best examples from the Talisman range, it nevertheless has some of the distinctive style and character that defined Ali's work in the 1980s. 

Working with a limited supply of aging, half-dry paints and the smaller Golden Age scale of the miniature didn't help but, excuses aside, it turns out I'm rustier than expected -- will just keep telling myself the rough paint job lends the piece a certain Oldhammer charm.