lol at your sig: "GETTIN' READY FOR KATSUCON KILL ME NOW"
You really don't see too many Balalaika's around. I've never seen one anyway. Don't kill yourself over finishing her, but there's no way I'm missing out on a Black Lagoon photoshoot (no matter how small) if she's there. Such a rare opportunity shouldn't be missed.
Like you, my current focus is on other cosplays (for me, that's finishing up a commission for a friend), but I'll find some time before Katsucon to clean up Mr. Chang and put together a new and improved set of Beretta 76's.