Oh hey, I suddenly saw that I have twenty followers these days. A warm (if belated) welcome everyone!
I've grown so accustomed to seeing the same familiar 3 or 4 followers there for the longest time, I've neglected looking at that widget at all the last couple of months. I just accidentally happened to glance at it before I started on this post, so for me it feels like you snuck up on me. Glad to know there's some interest in my wafflings... ;-)
In my previous post, I was telling you about my recent wavering focus and doubts how to deal with this. Well, it seems I've decided. It looks like I've gotten of the Dungeoneering/Fantasy/Questing (D/F/Q) monorail and am now running on two tracks: The original plan of making 2015 the Year of the Dungeon will continue, plus I'll be exploring the backwaters of the Dark Millennium.
Wether the latter will find it's home rulewise in Necromunda, Inq28 or at their crossroads; Inquisimunda, is currently of lesser importance to me. Like with the D/F/Q project, I'll be embracing the maxim "Setting and models first, rules last."
So, what does this mean, right now?
Since I have a reasonable stockpile of D/F/Q minis that are ready for primer, at this moment I can happily keep painting the fantasy minis while I build some 40K setting stuff. Hopefully, I can set up a rythm where I can keep alternating in this rythm, building for one, painting the other, and vice versa. It would also mean I can make the most of the daylight hours in the weekends.
I still wasn't feeling quite well yet this weekend, so I couldn't go at it firing all cylinders as I had wished to, but I did get a little bit done. I've started painting the necromancer for the Undead forces for my dungeon. I had to stop painting because the light was turning bad (there was a rain/hailstorm rolling in), which also meant I could sadly not take pics to show off to you... To compensate, here's a picture of some waffles. :)
In between, when the light wasn't right for painting or when washes were drying, I worked on another member for my 40K Boarding Party. Back when I made the first five, I already was planning to expand them, thanks to some friendly egging on by Shas'El Tael on the Dakkadakka forums, who noted that my first five members were "all gun and no fun", a pure combat team. He also noted I was lacking some essential looting tools (namely, torches and crowbars). So the new additions will be more of a "second wave", sent in after the clearance/exploration team.
I already had a few members of the second wave converted from when I first worked on them (a servitor with a plasmacutter to "open" doors, two Lux-pattern Illumination servoskulls and a Savant). Today I started on the newest member for the outfit, a hard as nails young lady.
Here she is in front of the savant:
Here is a better view of it:
To give her more female proportions I've filed down the torso a bit, reducing the waist area and narrowing the shoulders. I've also slightly shortened her by narrowing her belt and filing a teensy bit from the soles of her feet. Addittionally, I carefully shaved the arms and legs to be a tiny bit thinner.
Here's that reduced torsom, next to a regular one:
See you all next time!