What to Paint in December?

I’ve been thinking lately. My painting has changed focus a couple of times this year. At the start it was simply to “paint models and maybe get an army finished” with a hopeful goal of getting 365 models painted in the year – which I’ve never managed to do. It then shifted to getting my Gondor Army (for KoW, etc) completed, then the Moria Army was added to that hopeful focus. Then it shifted to getting things that were started (often years, or even decades ago) finished before starting new units and projects. I’ve been reasonably happy with the way most of it’s all gone, but in a few weeks I’m taking some leave from work, so I’ll have pretty much all of December off.

I thought it would be a nice thing to paint something new/different/interesting/cool, to celebrate my holidays. The question is: What to paint?

I don’t really want to slot a unit of models or even a vehicle or Knight in here – I’d much prefer a cool character, or monster, or walker. Something I can enjoy, that can be a bit of something special and cooler than my usual endless Rank & File, but not something that’s going to be off-putting in terms of assembly like a vehicle or knight. Or scenery.

Old photo of far too many unpainted models.

I’ve got a LOT of models across a lot of ranges so there’s a lot of scope/potential for something interesting here. GW, Forge World, Warhammer Forge, Fantasy, Raging Heroes, Avatars of War, Reaper, Blood Bowl, Citadel-Oldhammer/Rogue Trader, 40k, Rackham, WarZone, Dredd, (just a little) WarmaHordes, Historicals…. so I reckon I’ll ask here, and then just disqualify any suggestions people make that are out of my scope or preference (Mantic or Reaper Bones models for example are probably not up to the level of what I want to have fun with doing as a special job.)

Any suggestions??