So, Grutch - how are you envisioning this to work? Mids has all the models in Chez Mids, in the UK. How do they get to all over the world to the painters?
Getting 'em back is no worry - I would presume the people who have agreed to paint these would ship 'em back to him (I know I would, and ask for nothing except the kind words of Midaski) but how will they be got from Mids in the Midlands (I dunno if he lives in the Midlands, but he should) to the various painters?
Are you planning to function as a clearing house and deliver these personally? Ship the lot to your place, you divvy them out, we ship 'em back to you?
Yes I'll take the responsibility for managing the distribution to the North American Painters. We need somebody to step up for Europe for obvious reasons. I was thinking about it and I'd want to get Midaski back his models asap, so the plan will be to paint them and send them back to him painted. There are other considerations as well, the basing needs to be uniform, so any custom bases like cobblestones, etc would need to be done. A style guide should be prepared even down to the style consideration, it wouldnt look right if some painters lean more toonish/nmm and others do realism.
We should also establish a deadline, so Midaski's property isn't sitting in stranger's possession indefinitely. I imagine photographs of progress will keep him and many in the forum very excited about this project.
Still no word from Midaski?