Let me start off by saying that since Adepticon, I had played a grand total of three fully pointed games of Warhammer 40k leading up to the Khornehusker. I had played a smattering of kill team and 500 / 750 point games for our store’s paint and play league, but that’s it. Real life comes first of course, and I was left to painting my Imperial Fists as the only real way of staying connected to the hobby. The whole time I have been focusing on getting this army ready for Adepticon as part of our team that we’re going to be entering for the 40k team tournament. I’ve been lamenting over how I’d approach painting a yellow army (such a tough color to paint right, in my opinion) that looks good. We’re trying to really make a push for best theme at Adepticon.
Another two month hiatus. It is a perpetual goal of mine to blog regularly, but when life gets busy this is one thing that gets put aside. Although adding another child to the family probably counts as a good excuse for not having much time to blog. Anyway, in my last blog post I established about a two month window to paint my army up and have it ready for the Khornehusker RTT that took place this past weekend. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to keep to that schedule with work, Ellie’s arrival, and other things eating up my time. Fortunately, I had built in a week to work on the display board. I was able to take the hit and just use my generic display board from my fantasy army instead and help distribute the work load from the two weeks I lost when Ellie was born.
Well, I’m not quite to the point of posting at least once a week like I had hoped, but now the gap was only like two weeks instead of a month between posts. I have been busy diving head first into my Imperial Fists army. I finished my first tactical squad, including their guns. I really, really enjoy the old mark armor that forgeworld has been releasing. As I talked about in the last post, the Game Shoppe put on a Kill Team tournament this past week. I decided this would be an excuse to paint up some models that wouldn’t necessarily be functional in my larger army, but look cool nonetheless.
About three weeks ago, debate nationals concluded and I flew home from Birmingham. I was working on my Imperial Fists one day, when I realized that I didn’t have anything pressing to worry about in real life for several weeks. Then it hit me: this is the first summer that I don’t have grad school to worry about in three years! This was officially going to be a good summer for hobby progress! My last post certainly indicated as much, with several major projects in the works. That being said, I think we all realize that it is very easy to start projects, and it is even easier to have half-completed projects collect dust on the shelf than actually finish them. But before I get to those projects (and I have made good progress!), I want to talk about something that came out of left field and was a present surprise: