Well, despite the general angst I managed to complete my 26 figures for this month. I can't show the finished products right now, due to challenge rules, but you'll be able to see them on http://thepaintingchallenge.blogspot.ca/ and http://oldworldarmychallenge.blogspot.com/
respectively when they go through.
Here are some pictures of the last few days almost done figures.
Lighting is always a big issue when travelling. I think I'm going to investigate a better travel light. As usual I had to just push through and learn to live with things that would keep me from calling things finished.
I'll probably just update the G+ community with the finished pictures.
Thanks for looking.