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In the summer of '97, I added a new feature to this website - a Painting Services Directory. I'd never used a painting service myself, but I figured this information would be useful to those who did.

One of the first services to be listed was Minis By Matt, run by Matt Clark out of Rock Island, Illinois. This turned out to be very useful for Matt, as he wrote me last October:

Extreme coolness and great appreciation for you listing me on you page!!! Because of your posting my painting service on your page, I've done some painting for Ral Partha, and my minis will be appearing in their new Battlestorm game documentation! Thanks a ton!! Let me know if there is anything that I can do for ya painting wise!

To show his appreciation, Matt volunteered to paint something for me. I said, let's turn this into a Workbench feature, and show everyone what it's like to deal with a painting service - Matt thought that was a good idea.

I figured I'd send Matt a miniature that I'd been scared of painting, a really nice figure that looked too challenging for my skill level. I immediately thought of Gurzon, the Archfiend we recently examined when we looked at the Inferno! line of products. I'd already assembled and primed the fellow, but had been procrastinating the paint job since I didn't think I was up to it.

That's Gurzon, on the right, before arms were attached

A difficult, challenging assignment, with impossible expectations - perfect for Matt! Right, Matt?