Made some progress on some of my wips and I have ideas for more.
First off, Storm Shadow and Daina got some paint. These still have a ways to go, but I'm confident they will be finished by the end of the week.
Second, Big Ben got some paint on his belts. For accessories like this, I use a dab of hot glue on the end of an acrylic rod and glue the accessories in place. It makes them much easier to paint. In this case, I painted them by hand, but I use the same technique if I'm spraying.
Next, a Joe buddy of mine ask me to make him a modernized version of Ace. I started a while back and never finished it. I think he has waited long enough. This is where I'm picking up from. I would say that I'm 80% done. Unfortunately, what is that old saying about needing 20% effort to get the first 80% done and 80% effort to get the last 20% done? It feels like I have a million touch-ups to do. Fortunately, Custom Celebration is about (at least partly) giving yourself that kick in the behind to get stuff moving, so I'm bringing this guy back to the top of my priorities.
Lastly, looking through my Adventure People reference material, it occurred to me that Deep Six could work as this blue skinned alien. I think I'll add him to my WiP pile. I need to find a better head than what is there now, ideally with a funky '70s haircut.