The painting progress has been pretty good and looking forward to finishing it up next week. Some small details on the helicopter and figures should be in today then on to the "art" portion of the picture. Need to add dust and detail some of the blowing grass. The faces and hands are the last thing to do on the figures and for some reason always seem to be one of the final parts to the picture. There was a little struggle with the background but it seems to have settled down now. Painting blowing grass and dust in the air is usually not part of many pictures but is to making this one feel like a landing zone in Vietnam. That will be the art portion with little to no reference only my impressions and imagination.