Well, my last week before working in East Lansing for two weeks is already flying by. Of course, I’m glad it is since I get one step closer to going back to school for good and leaving Mathnasium for good, so I don’t mind that much. Unfortunately, due to the holiday weekend, I didn’t do as much “hobbying” as I wanted to.
For starters, my airbrush will be arriving in two days, if everything is on schedule, so I haven’t worked on my two Valkyries at all (yes, I finished building and undercoating the second one). I built and primed the new infantry models, but that’s it.
I did, however, start painting up my last four Tau Fire Warriors, just to try to clear out my “to paint” box. Right now, the four of them just have a single coat of Codex Grey on the main armor, which isn’t much, but it is a very good start. Next up will be two coats of Fortress Grey on the undersuit, followed by another coat of Codex Grey, picking out some details in black and silver, then a wash and quick highlight. Not that much, plus the models generally look pretty good!
To finish up my Tau army, I have some Pathfinders and two vehicles left, plus whatever I decide I want to buy near the end of summer. My Imperial Guard army has the two Valkyries and the ten troopers to go through, plus the things that I’ll invariably buy near the end of summer.
I also decided to include my novel in Hobby Month, just because it will be one of the only productive things I’ll be able to do at camp. Right now, I have a little over thirty pages to read through and revise before I start typing fresh story. I decided that I would stop (right in the middle of a section, in fact) and revise everything I had before going on. It’s my way of being completely anal about the whole process, a way to double-check that things still make sense, check the timeline, make sure that descriptions stay consistent, plus it will be less work for me once the entire thing is finished! All good ideas, in my opinion…