The first dozen Spencer Smith (three are Holger Eriksson, in fact) are ready for basecoating! And lovely figures they are too after the mold lines have been trimmed away carefully. It does take a little while though, about 15-20 minutes per figure. And yes, I have stuck the modeling knife into a finger or two along the way. Ouch! Fortunately, the resulting injuries have not bee too awful. Oh, how we suffer for our craft!I awoke to a light dusting of snow outside this morning. Funny how something so simple can make everything look and seem so magical all of the sudden. And the Advent Elves have visited too, leaving a gingerbread house kit for my wife, the Grand Duchess Sonja, by her place at the breakfast table. Can Christmas be far off I wonder?