Well, it’s been a busy weekend for me. A museum, some shopping and I’ve given up smoking too, but I’ve still had plenty of time to dedicate to the hobby, and rather than bombard you with it in loads of articles, I thought I’d just summarise it all in one post.
Arachnophobia At Last
First thing’s first, I’ve finally finished my Warp Spiders. Eldar haven’t been my priority for quite some time now and basing these guys and finishing the Exarch has taken ages – six months plus, I think! They’re not my best work, but I’m pretty happy with them and I’m really looking forward to seeing them take to the field. And though I hate the sculpt (it really does need updating as their static poses really don’t reflect the fact that they’re one of the fastest infantry units in the game), I don’t know many people who can deal with them on the table top. They’re lighting quick with hard hitting guns – they can really terrorise the enemy.
As well as the above, here’s a shot of the Warp Spiders Exarch (I used the new Blood For The Blood God technical paint on the gauntlets) and the backs of the Warp Jump Generators which I’m rather fond of.
Sprues Vs Storage
We all end up with half a ton of plastic that we don’t use and it’s usually attached to the rectangular frames known as sprues. Well, I needed to clean up the ol’ hobby space and these tend to take up the majority of my storage space so I invested in a solution that I’m already familiar with. Stanley (well known manufacturer of tools and knives) make some great trays that manly men use to separate their nuts and bolts, but I’ve found that they work great for us geeky people too when it comes to sorting bits. Well, I got my hands on a larger version of the one that I already own and set about snipping and sorting. I managed to throw out this many sprues and boxes….
…and everything that was on/in there is now safely stored in this sorting box and divided by faction, form and function. It now sits beneath my slightly smaller existing bits box, in a now far neater hobby area. Winning.
The larger once cost less than £10.00, the smaller one less than £5.00, and I picked them up in Robert Dyas (which I am convinced is the most useful shop ever).
Scouting It Out
I have begun work on my next Mortifactors project which will be a group of sniper scouts. I’ve based their legs and will be painting each component separately over the next couple of weeks. I used plenty of scenery bits so it’s going to look like they’re hiding out in some urban ruins. I will of course post some pictures here when they’re completed.
In other news…
A couple of other revelations from this weekend include the fact that I have resolved to buy a new camera as, if I’m going to start showing off my models properly and doing them and this blog justice, I need better images. So, that’s something for me to save up for – anyone got any recommendations in terms of makes/models?
I’ve also promised myself that, if I make it half way through the month without smoking, I’m going to pick up the new Calas Typhon model from Forge World (which looks amazing btw) as a treat. If that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is!
I recommend picking up the new White Dwarf too – I’m suitably terrified of facing the new Tyranid monsters. All the usual great stuff in there, including some Blanchitsu which is always a bonus.
I hope you all had good weekends. Onwards!