Category Archives: Warhammer 40,000

Hobby Month Continues…

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…

Entering the Perdus Rift

Just a few moments ago, I made a relatively tough choice: I’m splitting my 40k-related posts from here to a separate blog. I figure that it will help me focus what I actually need to talk about, plus all of my fellow members at ATT can just go to that blog for my added thoughts on 40k instead of wading through posts about what I had for breakfast (waffles).

Anyway, if you are one of the people interested in 40k and my personal thoughts on it, point your browser windows to:

The Perdus Rift

I’ll be updating it semi-regularly, along with this blog, so no worries about one falling by the wayside!

Hobby Month

This July is my hobby and activity months, based on what I’ll be doing during basically all of my free time. While I would rather it just be “Hobby Months,” I do still need to have an income to fuel those hobbies… I’ll start with the “Activity” side of things.

For two weeks, I’ll be working as a camp counselor at the MST @ MSU Summer Camp, held on Michigan State’s campus. There I’ll be watching after ten-some middle school boys, taking them to classes, and planning afternoon activities for them to do. It will be really interesting to see how things go with that, plus I’ll be making around $1000 for the entire stint. I’ll be there from roughly the 11th to the 25th.

On the “Hobby” side of things, there’s a lot. First, I am receiving a free base for one of my Valkyries in the mail. I don’t know which bases, but hopefully it is this one, since it was my first choice when the offer came up. The only condition for that is that I will need to paint it up and take some pictures of it, with my finished Valkyrie, and send it to the company to be featured on their website.
EDIT 7.4.2009 0152 : I received “The Keep” base, and have it painted up. No pictures yet.

Speaking of finishing my Valkyrie, I ordered this airbrsh/compressor combo, which should arrive within a week. It will be used to paint the camo on my first Valkyrie and completely paint my second, as-of-now un-assembled, Valkyrie, along with the last few Tau tanks I have left. I am really excited for that, especially since I’m getting pretty frustrated hand-painting those vehicles…

So, through the first two days of this “Hobby Month,” I’ve hand-painted a few coats on said Valkyrie and worked on my army’s background story. Next week should see more action (especially after a trip to the store), as will the last week of July as I finish up these projects for their deadlines.