To cut a long story short I had a mild stroke at the beginning of the year. It was one of those moments of life telling you that you aren't the indestructible youth you still thought you were. It's easy to brush aside the stress and pressure as simple life stuff but it catches up with you without you noticing.
For the most part I'm ok, I'm very good at hiding this stuff with humour but I still get moments of confusion and bizarre forgetfulness that still feels a little surreal. I kind of phase out for a bit but that could be the medication.
I have to recheck threads to see if I have already written replies to topics and sometimes can't remember writing what I wrote.
So I apologise in advance should you come across my rambles in any other threads and I'm repeating myself or posting in the wrong forums.
That was actually a way lot harder to write than I thought it'd be.
So with that out of the way...hobby stuff...
I've not really been focused on 40k stuff of late as you can imagine but I feel it is important to get back on the wagon. I think over the last few years my attention span for projects has been terrible and the reality was I was trying to get stuff done in what very little free time I had which looking back was crazy.
So I'm going to do six models to begin with and flesh it out to a full kill team of ten and the captain.
I'll be honest I'm not a huge fan of Primaris which is a bit crazy really given how active I was helping others with their truescaling stuff for so many years. But the Death Watch squad composition appeals to me as it adds in some much needed variety. So scrounging around in my many many bits boxes I scavenged enough models and parts to put together a kill team and a Blood Angels Watch Captain.
I've nearly got the Captain done below but still need to do a few bits to him yet such as more highlighting and some more work on the base. I find stealers an iconic enemy so put a hybrid arm on the base, the blood being reddish because it is not from a purestrain.
The head is from the Japanese Space Marine heroes range. I went with this because it is fairly unique and is scaled a little better.
On the whole the painting side has been frustrating, especially the skin tones. One thing I have started using though that are quite useful are those jewellery magnifying glasses things whose name escapes me, great little purchase.
What I would like to do is have 5 Intercessors with the auto-bolters, an Aggressor, a Reiver with a carbine and three hell blasters for a more mobile little group.
Edited by Doghouse, 02 September 2018 - 07:06 PM.