Woah! That's a lot of nuts! Thats how I felt looking at my pile of Marines, as I attempted to work on organizing, cleaning, and figure out what I got, and what I want. Here are my findings and my work on mastering my mess.
So, I've missed a few posts last week and this Monday, but In my defense I've been quite busy. I am halfway done with the Last Tactical Squad, Squad Erimiel. I should hopefully finish that by this weekend, and begin on my Assault Squads. So, on with this post!
Like I mentioned in the intro, I took stock of my marines and began to organize and cleanup my piles. Each unit is now with its own bases, in cute little Tupperware - or in my case cheap Glad throw away storage plastic containers - or plastic packing trays (thanks GW) with masking tape and sharpie labels. I am pretty proud of myself and figured it was time to get it all written down.
Taking a tip (i.e. stealing) from a fellow FTW blogger, Mordian 7th I decided to take the common IG route of organizing and charting out my army and my painting progress. Here is my result:
|My current Angels Sanguine Chart (click for a bigger view)|
With the list above (click for a readable view) I am now able to chart out and see what I have yet to do, and what I have done. You may notice the two tiny green squads as the only ones DONE. Yeah. Scary huh? but again, this exercise helps me see what I got going on, and what I want to have when it's said and done. It's pretty bolstering, and I am happy with it, even if it is a mountain of plastic and pewter.
You may notice the different names for my special Characters..one of my rewards for painting my units is that I am going to attempt to create two Model conversions from scratch. I plan to make a Mephiston - Ashok, Chief Librarian, and a Dante-Sentikan chapter master. I may also attempt to convert my old Termie-librarian into a Termi-Sangpriest.
I plan to do the same with my Eldar and OnG. I am really hoping to finish my A.S to a decent point before the new OnG army book comes out, and yes...I am waiting for the GK releases to see if a new Stormraven or Dreadnought model comes out. Fingers crossed. I need to start squirreling away my lunch money for first quarter next year.
Thanks for reading,