|Old shot, now they're primed.|
That whole tournament thing I was going on about? Didn't happen for me. Illness stepped in and said "No, you will not be playing games this weekend." Fortunately I was still able to make good use of my time by assembling a unit of Errants and a Vigilant. The Vigiliant went together quick and easy. The Errants, not so much. Each model was at least 8 pieces, not counting the base, which takes some time even in plastic. The metal models must have been a nightmare, one I'll get a taste of when I do the UA and solo. Now I have a reasonable collection assembled and the biggest remaining hurdles from my initial batch are the TFG and Cinerators. Everything else is single models or small groups. Granted some of those are Wracks, which look frustrating, and most are metal, but it's easier to get an Errant solo and UA together than those plus the unit.
All this force congealing is coming at a good time, more or less as planned, because there's now a lot of Journeyman chatter going on the local email group. The plan all along has been to gather Menites, assemble and prime them, then initiate a painting orgy when the league starts. While I'm on the hook to paint a couple before the league starts (thanks in large part to local Ron's attempt to reboot Paint the Target) I'll still be in a good place.