What’s Next and Also a Hiatus

Here we are again! It might have been obvious with the trickle of weekly uploads lately, but I’m running a little low on material at the moment. The weather’s not great for priming or basecoating right now, so it might be a while before I have anything new to show off over the next while, and also there’s…kind of the matter of my unfinished Master’s project and my (increasingly desperate) search for work locally. I definitely plan on coming back though, and to give a taste of what’s to come I’ve borrowed (stolen) an idea from Dave at https://scentofagamer.wordpress.com/.

Pictured: The Raging Heroes Sisters of Battle proxies that I’ve been teasing for close to a year. (Many of them now discontinued!)

I decided to take a little while and pile up everything I want to be in my next “batch” up onto a tray to make it all feel manageable but also to hopefully make it feel like a real achievement when it’s all done, and all comes together. I might start doing this more regularly to try and keep myself on-task, while keeping projects from feeling too big or overwhelming. So…I guess this is Tray 1? The First Tray? My Tray starter pack? I’ll work on the name. But I like the idea and it’ll be a good way to manage and plan projects, I think.

Pictured: Space Marines, Howling Banshees, and Clone Troopers – playing the classic hits and also trying something new.

As for the projects, I have a TON of bases to prep for the Aggressors and the Sisters of Battle, which I’m probably going to do at the same time as I rust up what I’m endearingly going to call “The Garfield Monstrosity.” For those who have listened to the MBMBaM podcast, it’s a very, very cursed reference. I had a lot of fun with my “Thomas the Tank Engine” Rhino build and this time I decided to take it a step further, getting a third-party (and very Nurgly) 3D printed Rhino with lots of gross fleshy bits, and molded a face for Garfield himself out of green stuff.

Pictured: I’m all about that base.

The Aggressors and Banshees will be a nice reward when everything else is done, since I’ve done them before and they’ll be a nice “chill” painting project. Howling Banshees are definitely my “zen” miniatures, I could paint those forever. In some ways the Sisters are actually the most daunting future project here – I’ve done a test model but the color scheme and working with these models is pretty uncharted territory for me, and it’ll be a nice change. The Clones and a certain Jedi Knight will be a fun switch of what I’m accustomed to as well. TL;DR, lots of fun stuff coming down the road, but I have to get a handle on some life stuff first. See you on the other side!

6 thoughts on “What’s Next and Also a Hiatus

  1. Túbal Villar - Virakotxa says:

    Have they skinned a giant cat over that Land-Raider…? Or has the cat posessed the tank!?
    (Hoping no Black Crusade on Monday…)
    Where I’m at, Northwest of Spain it rains… a lot. For cans, I heat them under the hot water spigot while shaking a good while. Not saying to do it under the rain… but that overcomes general humidity and temperature. That’s an amazing collection on that tray! (those… Sororitas?) wow!

    Like

    1. mick says:

      I’d never thought about heating up the cans in advance. That could work! Also, I think Garfield has definitely possessed the tank, and even Nurgle looks in fear at what he’s created. xD

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s