Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Awake from hibernation.

It's been forever since I made a blog post. I need to change that; and have done so.

It's been a hectic time in general since my last posts. A fair amount has changed; I'm now happily engaged, with the wedding set for May 28th, 2011. I'm a supervisor at the call center for Express Scripts - they're one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers in the United States, and while the job is stressful, I love the work I do and the people I work with. Finally got my own apartment in August, and have been living alone for the first time ever, basically. I've been pretty active in the URPG; if you're part of it, my SN should be fairly obvious.

Now, for the interesting part to my few followers:

I've still been moderately active in Warhammer painting. I think I got a little burned out with the TOEMP, because it challenged me to do a lot more than I normally do, in a shorter period of time; and at that time, I was juggling a lot of stuff that has subsided. I've got another half squad of Dark Angels completely painted, have bought a land raider and am painting it, same with a drop pod (for the Dreadnought; he really has mobility issues if deployed with the rest of the army, so a drop pod will let me put him where he needs to be).

Still have my 2 squads of Deathwing, one kitted out with storm bolters and power fists, and the other with lightning claws/ thunder hammers and storm shields. The former will be a great squad to teleport in to important spots, while the latter works great assaulting out of the Land Raider Crusaider that I've basically got assembled. Bought a set of the Ravenwing bikers, and have assembled one - I'm experimenting with doing the painting first, then the assembly, so that I don't have to try and reach the brush into the tiny nooks and crannies, which worked amazingly well; unfortunately, it was also very time-consuming, and now I don't want to have to do the same for the other 5.

Still am enjoying the painting that I do with metallics, and the chances I've had to use washes; they really help bring the models to life with the small details they create. I wish I'd tried them sooner, because what I know now about painting would have really helped me get started with the hobby a lot better. (I'd also not have 1500 points of DA waiting for painting, a massive pile that's just frightening.) But I suppose that everyone has to start somewhere.

Anyway, I suppose that's enough life details for now. Thanks for still following me, those who did - I promise I'll post pictures of the models soon so you can see for yourselves what I've been doing.

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