Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Whats on my palette?

Bless me readers for I have sinned, it's been over 2 months since my last confession.


It might seem a little odd to ask what's on my palette at the moment because it's currently well documented what I'm working on:
  • Tyranid Hieropant
  • Forgebane Warglaive Armigers
  • Old Skool/Nu Skool Razorback
And with those 'big 3' projects I'm pretty much set for what to do, I can't imagine anything gatecrashing this party. However, it has made me think about what I want out of the remainder of the Hobby Season. In my last 'confession' in January I had these on the cards out of my To Do List:
  • Ferron Fire Firs
  • Dark Angels Rhino [aka. Old Skool/Nu Skool Razorback]
  • Dark Angels Predator 
  • Land Speeder Dark Shroud
As you can see the Predator got done and Rhino/Razorback is almost complete but the Fire Firs are still a Season goal, as is the Dark Shroud [although I'm less committed to it's completion by Season close]. Obviously I already have a To Do List that should point me in the right direction but I have a clearer perspective of what might be achievable at this stage. Strangely enough that includes adding some things to my list:
  1. Build the last 3 Future Containers
  2. Build/paint my 0.5 Armies on Parade/display base
  3. Build my Sanctum Imperialis
Number 1. is borne out of what I already achieved before AoP this year. I have the three Mentos Cubes boxes left, I want them done so I can start painting them - two mustard and one bright orange. I keep visualising doing them but I can't until I've added all the bit's or card 'reinforcement' at the very least.

Number 2. I have a number of 18"x18" sheets of hardboard that have an embossed and gloss coating that make them look like ceramic tiles. These were in my Aunt's house when we cleared it after she died a few years back. I think one would make an ideal display board for tournaments and a little easier to transport than my 2'x2' AoP boards. I hope to have this done for Double Trouble as 750pts will look even more lost on 2'x2'. But that is a challenge to get it done while still focussing on my 'big 3'.

Number 3. I've had the kit since I got the Imperial Knights Renegade box set. I need to build it at the very least. It is actually on my Big Build To Do List so it's 'sin free' but I want it done and possibly primed which might encourage me to paint it alongside the existing bit of Sanctum Imperialis that I already have and awaits painting.

I'm not 100% convinced this is all achievable by August but getting it all done would be a massive achievement. If I only managed my 'big 3' I think I'd still be satisfied with my 2017/18 Season, theres lots of quality, a wealth of 'mass' not so much quantity but two out of three isn't so bad. I know a lot of folk say you should enjoy the hobby and it shouldn't be a chore but this definitely feels like tasks that need completing. That's not a bad thing just the only way to get them done is throwing time, effort and focus so I can be as productive as possible. There's always enjoyment in achieving goals, even if the process can be tough, I just need to knuckle down and get stuff done.