So having committed in public to getting on with my Arabs I have no choice ! In between preparing more Sealion and VBCW stuff I put on the radio and cracked on with the first stage. These are Black Tree figures all bought as an incredibly cheap deal at a show. But they needed som prep and it has taken I would guess 5 or 6 hours to get to this stage. For me this is the worst bit with metals......but I am happy and they are nice figures with reasonable variety which is helped by the various shield options.