The first thing to do when you decide to finish two armies by the end of the year is decide which two armies to finish. In this case it's pretty easy as I've got a bunch of models purchased, but I still have some choices to make.
Since I started getting back into miniatures I've collected a ton of space marines that I've been passing off as Dark Angels, so putting some green paint on marines is my priority as far as 40k goes. I have 40+ terminators (thanks, Black Reach box set) that I've been fielding as Deathwing, but I'd really like to get more tactical marines on the table so I'm not going to paint a pure Deathwing force for this challenge, as easy as that would be. I'm almost certain to paint some terminators, though, using the excellent Coolminiornot tutorial.
In the realm of fantasy, I'll be marshaling a High Elf army. It's quickly becoming apparent that painting and assembling Fantasy miniatures is way more involved than the average 40k model (compared to Space Marines, the training wheels of the 41st millennium, anyway).
I didn't have a ton of spare time tonight but I did manage to clean and assemble eight barded elven steeds and half of their Silver Helm riders. First order of business for this project: getting enough elves in a decent enough state to start playing some WHFB games in September.
I'm going to need some help. Ever seen a grown man shoot a laser from his guitar at a cartoon robot? Now you have.
I've got the touch!