I thought that I would share a brief update, as I’ve been fairly busy with the army but haven’t been posting alongside it. Work on the 2nd Infantry Squad continues, with the first batch of five troops completed late last week (the serge was the first of their bunch to be finished, and first model of 2021 for that matter!)
My birthday was on Tuesday and I ended up with some more lovely plastic to assemble, in the form of a Sentinel and a handful of Crusaders. The Sentinel was one of the easiest kits I’ve ever put together, which surprised even me; I thought those legs were going to be much worse than they actually were.
The Crusaders are ace models, and have been favourites of mine since I saw them in the Grey Knights Codex many years back. They just ebb this gothic industrial feel that characterises 40K so well. You can take them in squads of up to ten in an Imperial Guard army, but I am working on the four at the moment and we can see how we go from there.
In honesty the Crusaders were models that required the most elbow grease due to being resin (not “Finecast” anymore, on the website it’s just “resin” haha). This meant even more precision with a hobby blade, gentler filing, and gloopy super glue instead of the melty plastic stuff. It was such a lengthy process that in the afternoons when work was completely dead I picked up my tools for ten minutes here and there just to make some form of progress with them. The upside is that the level of detail on these guys is excellent, making them worth the effort put into tidying them properly.
On the subject of New Year’s Resolutions, one of my last posts wrapping up 2020 had a to-do list that was to carry over to 2021. Rather than a straight-up to-do list for the short term, I’m starting to think of hobby resolutions for the year that I can stick to. These were my ones so far:
- No buying bitz for the entirety of 2021- it adds up!
- Paint a unit to completion before moving on to another (should be obvious, but it can be difficult)
- Purchasing no more kits until the ones I currently own have been assembled and painted
This year I want to be a bit stricter on myself with the hobby. I’d like to post more, even if it’s just a WIP now and again to break up the silence, and I’m going to be more sensible with regards to buying kits. Buying bitz online is too easy thanks to eBay mainly, so is something that I am putting an end to; if I want a particular weapon or head, it has to come from my own bitzbox!
So there we have it. Thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all safe and well. Take care.