I have been painting! I just haven't had a lot of free time between overtime and then Gen Con 2012 and then more overtime. I haven't been using the airbrush that much though. I'm still working on the stuff I base coated with it from the last time I used it.
In terms of Kickstarters, I received Zombicide. I didn't go in for all the extras on this one because while I like Zombies, I don't play a lot of modern RPGs. I also backed the Reaper Kickstarter but the apperance of minis will be well and away a while. Another two I backed, 1650 and Pirate Goblins, along with Red Box Games, only recently ended. The biggest problem with the Pirate Goblins in my opinion, too many characters and not enough grunts. Made getting more then one set, despite the awesome costs, seem counter productive.
In terms of miniatures other people might be interested in that are still going on, Rafm , an old school miniature company, has some 1889 going on. There are others dealing with sports but I don't do that but wish Mantic and the others the best of luck with them.
I have a ton of other figures in various stages of preperation and some that still need more work. Hope everyone else is having a better time of it then me!