Wednesday, 18 February 2015

What's on my palette?

Bless me readers for I have sinned, it's been nearly three months since my last confession. Where am I at? Well currently my head is all over the place. I'm getting stuff done, but If I was to prepare a hobby matrix, blogging would certainly be low on the list. I managed to push along with my Deathwing, I think at this stage I'd done the first set of highlightws on at least three of the fiver Terminators [with the 6th in the background for reference].

I then got them all done and hit a wall with the Crux Terminatus, which is odd because that's supposed to be FerronProxima stone, so it's just the Vermillion and Pumpkin shading of the base. However, I think I just saw it as a lot of faffing with not much reward when I could be getting be doing...

...this. Yes I went with the flow and started painting 'nids, at least I didn't touch the 30 Genestealers though! Still, Deathleaper got his base coats and washes

As did my second Carnifex, spare heads and weapons. I'd been anticipating a couple of pairs of Fleshborer Hives from a trade, but that fell through thanks to the other guy's car being broken into, which included the envelope with my bits in his bag and the guy's electric guitar and amp. So I couldn't be too miffed considering his loss. Still, I managed to find a couple of pairs on a German ebay auction. I'm thinking that mught be the way to go in future - stop searching for Tyranids and look for 'Tyraniden' or whatever foreign words translate to the bit I'm needing. Unfortunately I got stung for postage in that additional items were free, except you had to complete the purchase to get them which meant I had to buy and pay for 2 left arms with €4 postage, getting the second arm free postage and then buy and pay for 2 right arms [as the this was a separate auction - bitz sellers, tsk!] with €4 postage, getting the second arm free. So I ended up paying €8 for postage when it should have been €4. In the end I think it came to £12, expensive bits but still cheaper than getting Forgeworld Devourers.

Anyway, whilst I'm throuwing nids back into the pile I'll probably finish this guy off too!

And of course I'm hoping to get this done.

But Like I say my head is all over the place. I feel massive compulsion to get stuff done, there are elements I feel I HAVE to paint, or build, but it's a bit overwhelming and insufficent to overcome my hobby inertia [have I got that right, inertia is a concept I really struggle with]. The fact is I am painting and hobbying but in small doses, certainly not to the level I would wish and kicking into another gear is really tough. Gaming is also in short supply however, me and the gaming crew are looking to have a little mini event in a week or so and that could be the impetus we need. I get to finally try the Tyrannocytes and see the new Necrons in phase or phase in.