Friday, March 23, 2012

Making Progress: Space Wolves

I'm at work and I'm bored, so I'll slip in a quick update. I've been working on my Space Wolves and I've finished painting my first Grey Hunter pack, except for the decals. I'm going with Harald Deathwolf, as this wolf lord is featured in March's White Dwarf and the new Wolf Lord seems to be designed with him in mind. I also converted and painted up a power armoured Rune Priest. Next up is the second Grey Hunter pack, which I already started.

Some thoughts on the next additions will be Fenrisian Wolves, a Predator and maybe some Wolf Guard OR Dreadnought. Like I said, I'm at work and don't have any pictures, but I did get a shiney new camera that I'm learning to use, so I'll try getting some pics and video of them up over the weekend.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Toy Soldier Clean Up

I took a little bit of time to actually attack my long neglected work area today after work. I set to work cleaning out the piles of stuff that I have accumulated over the last year or so. Finally, I got so disgusted, I just started throwing out boxes of models that haven't seen a paint brush or the light of day since Christmas of 2010. I think a part of that overwhelming feeling of drowning in plastic is that I have a too much plastic...and metal. There were stacks of have used kits and sprues and boxes all over the place. Well I figure it's time to divest myself of the things that I realistically was never going to work on. I had put many of the metal models up for sale on ebay some time ago, with no takers and nobody I gamed with was interested in metal models anymore, so in the trash it went.

In the end, I thinks it's a good decision because now it allows me to focus on the one or two projects that I'm interested in at the moment. Was it a huge waste of money? You betcha, but I can feel myself returning from the bring of insanity. Man, I love spring time.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Changing of the Colors!

Honestly, I don't know whether to be mad or happy. As everyone knows, Games Workshop will be doing away with their old paint line and releasing a whole new line of colors at the end of this month (and probably raising the price too). In light of me starting a couple of new armies, it's kind of nice to know that I have a whole new selection of paints to choose from, but what about the projects that I have part way completed. I swear, sometimes I think they do this stuff on purpose. No, strike that. They do actually do this stuff on purpose. Either way, they win. Hobbyists run out and spend money to stock up on the old line OR hobbyists go out and buy a whole new line of paints. I'm only glad, I haven't started painting yet.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone! My favorite spring holiday has arrived here in Chicago and the weather is sunny and warm. A great day for corn beef, beer, cabbage, beer, soda bread, and oh yeah, beer. Have a beer for me, I'm having one for all of you!

Friday, March 2, 2012

New White Dwarf and Teeny Space Wolf Update

Got my new White Dwarf yesterday and it has the latest Space Wolf releases along with some background. I also ordered some Fenrisian Wolves while I was in the store. Hoping to get them this weekend.

In all of the new Space Wolf excitement, I have been able to actually start a Space Wolf project. I began with a small 500-point force, a Rune Priest HQ and two Grey Hunter packs. The first pack is assembled with 7 of 10 models painted. The Rune Priest and second pack are assembled and waiting to get primed. As I work on the force, I'd like to take them out for a test drive to get the feel for the mechanics and how the army plays, but it's difficult to find anyone who wants to play such a small game. My only option is to take them through their paces on my dining room table in a solo machine against the Black Reach orks, painting them as I go.

Once all of these models are painted, I'll plan my next 500 points, which will, as I mentioned above include some Fenrisian Wolves and maybe a box of Thunder Wolf cavalry as well as another Grey Hunter Pack or Long Fangs. Although, a tank or two might help. Ugh, decisions, decisions.