Saturday, January 5, 2013

And on into 2013...

Anyone ready to suggest a name for my Lamenters Furioso? 
And yes, I still have to add the pools and splashes of blood and gore.

Well, I took a look back at my goals for my hobbying in 2012. Some of them were achieved, some of them were not (more the latter than the former), but strangely enough I'm nowhere near as troubled about that kind of thing as I was 12 months ago. Regardless of all that, I thought I'd jot down a few more goals to achieve this year.

Lamenters - I've made a pretty good start on this army, and it has helped pushed my painting a little bit outside my standard comfort zone (see the Dreadnought above as an example of that). My goal is to reach 1,500 points with this army and win a couple more games with it (currently I'm at about 50% of the painting and "winning games" thing).

Iron Brigade - I have these down for completion before Adepticon, where they'll be used as part of our Guns Of April annual game. With 100+ models already completed and roughly 70 to go, I think these one won't be too tough.

Adeptus Mechanicus/Mechanicum Army - I worked on this army eight years ago (I think), and after recently reading Priests of Mars and re-reading Mechanicum (both by Graham McNeill) I'm really psyched about re-working these guys and adding quite a few more odd, esoteric models to the mix. These will be models that have no apparent purpose in a 40K game, so you've been warned.

INQ28 - I've been keeping an eye on a cadre of great storytellers (and painters and modelers) who live, for the most part, in Europe. They've been doing some inspiring stuff that taps directly into the essence of the 40K universe and I'm hoping to use the power of the interwebs to work with a few of them over the coming year.

Everything else - No doubt there'll be a lot of other things that I'll turn my hand (and this blog) to, many of which are currently obscured from my sight. It'll be an interesting journey that will hopefully include some more Warhammer fun, maybe a little more Napoleonics and Flames Of War, and almost certainly some Horus Heresy goodness (Loyalist Death Guard are the way to go!).

So, I hope you all enjoy the journey with me, or at least chuckle heartily as I somehow get massively distracted!

Some Mechanicum fun in the next post (I think).

Cheers
Dave

23 comments:

  1. What about "Uriel"? Archangel, heaven's spymaster?

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    1. Mmmmm... I think that feels a bit too Ultramarine (thanks, of course, to Graham McNeill's protagonist of the same name). I'll keep it in mind though.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  2. INQ28 seems to be quietly spreading. I'm a newcomer to it myself, but it gives me a certain level of glee anyway.

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    1. I think with the Blanchitsu articles in WD it might see a banner year in 2013.

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  3. ploratus is one of the latin words for
    lament

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  4. brachium, cornus, unguis - all latin for claw

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    1. I like these ones John, and ploratus too.

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  5. I'm also just breaking in to INQ 28mm. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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    1. Should be fun. It'll take mei a little while to get into story telling mode though.

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  6. It will be interesting to see you trying your hand at Inq28, especially as the dominant (blanchian?) style of painting is so different from your more normal clean and bold style.

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    1. The thing I like most about the folks working on INQ28 stuff is that they a) are "creating characters" first and foremost, and b) bringing their own personal style to the party. I like to think my style is quite similar to that of PDH, so it won't be too out of place. I'd certainly struggle to hit that Blanchian style, or even the more "fine art" style of Migsula.

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  7. that paintjob is one of the best you have done in a long time. I laughed out loud in admiration when I saw it..
    I am impressed with your continuous ability to stay focused.

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    1. Thanks Mike, I appreciate that. I wouldn't, however, say that I'm focused. There are four or five different projects on my desk at the moment ; )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  8. Keen to see more from you this year, Dave!

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    1. I'm really excited to see what we can come up with!

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  9. Senectus is Latin for old age.
    Or
    Nex Manualis would mean something like "Slaughter fitted to one's hand" or "Slaughter handed."

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    1. Thanks, I really like both of these options!

      Cheers
      Dave

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  10. Speaking as one whose distractable nature has been described as "like a dog in a strong breeze outside a butcher's shop" I whole heartedly support your endeavours and look forward to seeing the outcome.

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    1. Thanks! Best of luck to you with keeping focus, if that's what you are after ; )

      Cheers
      Dave

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  11. I28 from davetaylor? Oh yes, would love to see that. I am going down the same path myself, and have a desk full of bitz and half built characters to show for it...

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  12. I like a fantastic miniature, his colors very much, undoubtedly a great work. Regards and happy year.

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