Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I'm back (again!)

Hello everybody!

I'm back! I wonder how many blogs have exclaimed that at the top of its lungs only to be silenced again shortly after. I've been slowly getting back to my hobby after moving (yay house!) and now I finally felt that I had done enough to warrant a post and a glorious return to the painting-but-not-playing-yet scene. I'm sure my list will have both gone in and out of the metagame several times over before it will be all done. But first things first!

This is my painting table. Or this was what was going to be my painting table. It ended up being the home of our two pet rats (Skaven!) instead. For those of you who are pet inclined, the white one is called QT Pie and the black one Koko Puff. Sure wasn't me who did the naming! We've got three more coming in at the next of the month, so maybe I can get some better naming going :)

I am going to let the table double as my airbrush table though, so sometimes the little pets will have to move to the dining room table while I spray yellow (or maybe grey blue since I now own a Space Wolves battleforce!). I still wonder if I need more ventilation / something to cover my mouth when airbrushing. Anyone with advice please write a comment. There is a window just next by which I plan on having open at least.

This is my painting table! Look at all the crap on it! I was entertaining the idea of clearing it up before taking a photo, but that would be cheating. So there it is, my painting station version 1.0. I'll snap shots when I start upgrading it with more nifty stuff. Right now it's a cheap Wal-mart plastic table with a lot of stuff on it :) See if you can spot anything interesting :)

And now to my lovely Assault Marines.

There are now ten (!!!) of them. Only order of business left is letting the decals dry. Spray some Purity Seal on them, and repaint the eyes with 'ard coat. Done and done! (Yes, I am still thinking of adding something on top of the jump packs. A VII or a 7 or assault Xs or something. Just don't have any decals in green :(

Pretty sure WAAC min-max players will hate on me when I show up with these guys, but I've determined that I will gain more from loosing at first and really learn to play well with interesting units rather than point and click winning.

So what does the future of this blog hold? I've started on another test termie model to try out a completely different way of painting yellow. If it turns out it should be far far faster, hopefully look at least as good, and be the new look for all 1st company marines/vehicles/captains. And what I have in the pipe is five termies, Lysander, Land Raider, and two Land Speeders (with rokkits!). So clearly painting the rest of my army is part of what is next.

I also have some for fun models, for instance my Eldar (blue and yellow!), the Legion of the dead (BDay gift) and also a box of death company which I have mixed feelings for. Should I paint them as the death company or mod the crap out of them to be Vanguards. *hmm*

I don't own it yet, but I have thoughts of konvering a boxed set of chaos space marines into Sternguards for my Imperial Fists. Could be fun! Also have a dread to assembled and wreck havoc with :)

Any games my IFs will play will also be retold. Win or loss. I've got a number of people around these parts I'd like to get it touch with and play some games. None of them know me (might read my blog though, are you?:)) but they have blogs and have spilled their beans about being Minnesotan:)

Oh, and the two most interesting things coming up. First a way for me to get tons of Ragnar's company plastic shoulder pads (two per box of ten wolves, what gives???) that could be profitable for a donor, and to top that one off a competition!

See you all in my next entry :)