Okay, all you gamers out there, with tournament season fast approaching, new armies hitting the shelves and rumors swirling about summer releases I am very curious about what everyone is working on these days.
As for myself, I have been busy converting up test models for Khemri, and painting a few minis for the army as well. You have probably seen my Sepulchral Stalker, and I am looking to finish painting up my Herald Nekaph model pretty soon. Can’t wait, he was a lot of fun to convert.
As I work on the new army, I want to avoid the problem I encountered the first time I tried to do Khemri all those years ago: burnout. Simply put, I overwhelmed myself by building too many Skeletons and Chariots at the same time. I am not a natural army painter to begin with, so it’s easy for me to lose interest when I do the same repetitive build over and over in a limited period of time.
To keep things interesting, I am working on some scenery (which resulted in the lovely incident that inspired the post’s title) and have committed myself to finishing up more Dwarfs to help break up the Tom Kings project. I really want to get the Dwarfs playable before I cave in and order $500 worth of Chaos Dwarfs!
Here’s a photo of the Orc tower thingy that I’ve had built on my shelf for months now. I really wanted to see it done before I crack open the Arcane Ruins and Dreadstone Blight sets that I recently picked up. It was inspired by Warhammer Online concept art (as has been the case for most of my recent armies and scenery builds) and built mostly from balsa wood and Popsicle sticks, with the odd foam rock and a few Bitz tossed in for variety.
The next projects will likely be some exotic magicky stuff (sorry for the overly technical terminology) and yet another 40k bunker that I primed at the same time as the Orc tower.
How about you guys? What are you working on and what is your primary motivation? Tournaments / casual gaming / sheer hobby enjoyment or maybe even Shiny New Model Syndrome? Let’s hear it!