Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 finished, on to 2010!

2009 was exceedingly busy, what with buying a house, packing, moving, unpacking, and of course 101 home projects sucking up every bit of hobby time. Then the in-laws moved in to complicate things.

While I did not get the game table this year, I did get a ton more hobby space, and was able to work on some projects here and there within the moving and house work. I even painted a bit, although not too much this year.

2010 promises to be busy as well, with our first child arriving around the same time we moved into the house in 2009. So work on the nursery and child proofing will have to be added to the list. Fortunately we do not need to do much in that regard.

So, with this upcoming impact to our lives, I am trying to think of a good project for the first quarter of 2010. Something like finishing an army or a similar project which can be started and finished in 3 months.

Current contenders are:
Paint/upgrade/finish 2000 points of Marines
Paint/finish 2500 points of Empire
Paint/upgrade/finish 2000 points of Imperial Guard
Build and paint a small army from my stockpile, such as Dwarfs, Eldar, or Tau
Buy, Build and paint some new project, such as a Baneblade, or similar.
or paint random regiments/squads

Hmm, basically could be anything at this point.

Any ideas?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Painting Desk

Here is my painting desk, now slightly more organized.

The desk was my great-grandfather's, and originally had a paper sorter in the middle. With some effort, I was able to remove that, and got a spice step shelf to sort out my paint.

The desk is not perfect, because it is slightly hard to store my in progress figures in, but the familial connection makes it special.

Now I just need to paint more... as always. With the cooler weather and with winding down most of the larger projects around the house finishing up, hopefully I will do so.