Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Underwhelming Moment No One Has Been Waiting For

Spectacular, eh?
Considering how long I've had this picture without posting it, let's get right to it.  On the left is the current state of the BA Devastators, batch one, after a first pass of Blood Red.  Not a whole lot of sexy here. but it's a start.  I'd love to say that I've been hip-deep in hobby progress while my computer, now reborn betterfasterstronger, but then I'd be stretching the truth.  I got some minor things done, like finishing Flight of the Eisenstein and receiving the Trollblood package from PP (which shall receive a fuller post in the near future), but the majority of this past week was filled with researching computer parts.  This next week has a bit more promise though, so hopefully I get some stuff done.  What kind of stuff you wonder?  This afternoon I wondered along a similar path, and what I came up with looks a lot like this:

  • Track down a copy of Wrath.  The FLGS has had it back-ordered since before it released, so I may try the less-local, not-as-friendly FLGS.  There's also an even less local store that I've been meaning to get out to, but it's a bit of a drive.
  • Finish painting something.  Not to nest bulleted lists, but I have a bunch of projects going just now.
  1. Blood Angels, especially Devastators
  2. Orks, especially Slugga Boys
  3. Trollbloods ready for some TLC
  4. Khador is always neglected
  5. The Iron Dwarves make Khador look spoiled by comparison 
  • There's no good reason I can't finish something from that list in the coming week, so that's my plan. The Devs are already stuck to the painting caps, so they're the obvious choice, but I'm not ruling out doing something else.  I may mount multiple models just to be ready.
  • Finish reading some source books.  I've had EV's copy of Escalation for at least a year by now, and while I doubt he's dying to have it back I would like to finish reading it and send it home at some point.  There's also the CSM codex that I'm partially through, plus the Hordes book.
  • Get a game in.  EV has a break sometime around now, though I'm not sure when.  Making our schedules mesh is an attainable goal.
That's all for now.  I'm glad I have a computer up and running again, so perhaps I can get some more paint onto tiny things now that I don't have to worry about how I'm going to update my selection of podcasts.


  1. Well, my break's over, but I don't go to class until 6:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday. Tuesday and Thursday remain the same, so they're also good for gaming. Of course schoolwork will always take priority. I want to get through this thing with as good a grade as I can- I'm taking school seriously this time.

    Just text me if you're looking for a game. I know you hate it, but it's the best way to get in touch with me.

    By the way, if you do end up going to that other game store, and provided it's on a day when I'm free, would you mind if I tagged along? I'd love to see what they carry (since they advertise Corvus Belli I'm pretty sure they carry INFINITY) but I'm too lazy to drive there myself. (^_^)

    Any way, it's good to see you're making progress, modest though it may be. I look forward to finally having a clash of two fully painted armies!

  2. It is a bit of a drive out to the other store. I've been meaning to go for a while, but obviously haven't made the trip yet. Not sure when or if I'll end up going, but I'll let you know.

    Considering the amount of models that I need to paint for any given army the fully painted clash is still on the horizon, but I'm creeping towards it.

    Good to know on the scheduling front. A new phone, and a new text-friendly plan to go with it, should be coming eventually, so texting will work better. It's always hard to predict the future, but right now next Thursday looks like the best time, for me, for gaming.

  3. Our store (Game Vault) just got in a shipment of Wrath today and they aren't all spoken for yet. If you call Cathy (540 785 GAME) she will hold one for you.

    Also you should try Google Voice for texting, its free (in dollars, you pay privacy), unlimited text and LD messages to/from phones. Works great.

  4. Thanks for the heads-up, but the trip down to Game Vault is much further than I'm willing to go for a book. It'll come in at my FLGS sooner or later, or I'll find it somewhere that isn't an hour and a half, at best, away. :P I'd also feel sort of bad about fielding any new stuff from Wrath if EV didn't have the same access, though I guess that depends more on mini availability than having the book in hand.