After a night of cutting, scrapping, filing, washing and priming I can say that all the set are ready for painting. It is something I will cover at a later date, the importance of preparing a figure for painting.
Now for Gandalf. I have made a start on his robe. A bit more to do yet, I want to extend the contrast a bit more yet, throwing in a few cold and warm colours. Looking at it, I fancy a very light brown glaze just to set a slightly different hue. I've often thought about Gandalf's cloak, that it almost had a brown appearance.