Oh, and I was finally able to find the Defenders of Rohan boxed set on eBay. Actually, after months of no luck in my search, I was able to find not one, but three sets. The first was selling overseas and I tried my best to win the auction but was outbid at the last minute. My losing bid was £95.63, which comes out to around $150 for me. I was saddened by the outcome since I had been watching and waiting all week for the close and could almost feel the miniatures in my hand. In the end however, I came out ahead. Just a little over a week later, another box appeared on eBay, this time on my side of the pond. I thought for sure I would lose out on this one as well but luck was on my side. I won the auction for a little over $80....a savings of almost half if I had won the original auction. That's not cheap of course, but for seven hard to find miniatures, it was more than acceptable to me.
Anyway, now that I finally have the Defenders of Rohan in my possession, it's time to start yet another project.....painting every Aragorn pose at the same time. That should keep me pumped up and excited for the upcoming Hobbit movies.