Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Last Day as a Free Man

Epic title huh?  Tomorrow we have a planned C-section to deliver our first child at 11:30am.  I won't bore you with real life dramas, but along with the associated excitement and uncertainties of having my first child comes the 40k dilemma.

In a perfect world, I would be able to maintain my full time job, take care of my wife and baby, and still have time to paint, game, and blog.  In reality, I will probably have to give up some of my 40k time or squeeze it into baby nap times.

Dark Eldar will be my hobby project until they're complete.  Then I will be stripping and repainting the Tyranids.  If I'm able to handle the new routine and keep up, the Dark Eldar will be done for the painting tournament on March 10th and Tyranids will be done for the 6th edition release.  If I'm not able to handle the new routine, those projects may take a year each.

I already know I'll have to miss half of the local tourneys due to my new work schedule, but one thing I can promise is a battle report for every game I am able to fit in.  I'll also keep posting Dark Eldar progress although they will be less frequent. 

Thanks again for all your traffic and support over the past 18 months.  I'll leave you with the last model I painted before becoming a daddy. 

I finished this Archon last night and I'm pretty pleased with it.  By using the airbrush, washes, and dry brushing I was able to finish it in under 3 hours.  By using warrior bitz and a fantasy cape I was able to keep it extremely cheap.  It may not be the most grandiose Archon ever, but will be the only model in the army with that helmet and back fin.


  1. Congratulations on being a father! I've been loving your Dark Eldar, keep it up when you can.

  2. Congrats on the new family - the hobby isn't going anywhere. Kids though: every moment is once in a lifetime. Make it count.

  3. I have just downloaded iStripper, so I can watch the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.