Friday, August 31, 2012

Valkyrie's Teeth

Stupid adult life has totally gotten in the way of my playing with plastic army men!
I have been taking my 40K hobby in small doses, and working on a few neglected projects. I have been painting up my Tau army, which has been assembled since 2001, with a minor expansion in 2006. After painting up 48 Firewarriors and 17 Crisis Suits I needed a small break. I looked over at the shelf of half-done units.

I have been sloooowly working on three Valkyries and one Vendetta over the last year and a half. The lead model did not need much more work to get it finished. Two hours later I was done. It is such a good feeling to get a unit finished, especially one that had been put aside for such a long time. Now that this Valkyrie has been completed,  the next two should go much faster now that I know this is the way I want them to look.

 I know I am not alone in the fact that I have quite a few units and even armies that are being working on at the same time. I find it interesting how the ebb and flow of different projects happen. I find that planning to play in a League or a Apocalypse battle is a great motivator to finish up a project or two. We all have these slow burn projects, just waiting for the right motivation and or time to get them to the finish line.

I am trying to get better about this, to focus on just one army or unit and get it done before starting another one. With so many cool things to build and paint in the Grim Darkness, it gets hard to just pick one at a time!

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