Hi guys, Happy New Year to you all. This magnificent Pili Pili bust was a recent Christmas present from my wife, and I've been working on it on the relative cool of the night, because at the moment its too hot to paint during the day. It's been 100 degrees or more for most of the past fortnight, and even with the air conditioner turned up full blast the acrylic paints dry too quickly in this heat. I haven't finished painting this bust yet, but I wanted to show you my progress so far. I still need to do some more highlighting on the uniform, the emu fathers and the slouch hat and give everything a dusting of pastels to kill the shine. My apologise for the poor quality of the pics.