So, I must have been extra good this year, 'cause my buddy Doc Merkury got me this aweosme Phantom miniature for Christmas. We got snowed in up here in the U.S. northeast yesterday so in between wrapping my wife's gifts and working on some secret Christmas projects for her I was painting this guy. I was taking inventory of things and I'm pretty sure this is the ONLY 28mm miniature that I actually painted in 2009. I've spent the whole year painting 15mm miniatures. For the record I've painted about 400 15mm guys this year. After working on all those little guys for so long I found this miniature to be an absolute joy to paint. It's like swinging a baseball bat with a metal doughnut on it and then taking it off.... kind of. I've loved the character since I was a kid, and the sculpt is beautiful and I am very happy with how he turned out (I forget who Merkury said makes this figure but it's great).