Wow, it’s been a few months since I’ve been able to write an update. My apologies. My wife and I took a trip to the east coast, I finished out one job and then I changed jobs about 6 weeks ago. The last two months have been a whirlwind. I played about 5 games in all this time, 3 of which were a team tournament; more on that later. I guess, then, it was unavoidable that I got sick last week. Turns out it was a good stimulus for my hobbying.
Hey everyone. I’m Erik, the newest contributor to LUMP. I started war gaming back in about 1988 when Rogue Trader was still out and continued to play 40k until shortly after 3rd edition was released. During this period, the internet was virtually non-existent, and the only place to learn to paint seemed to be White Dwarf. Because of this lack of insight, I was painting right out of the pot with terrible Testors brushes. Needless to say, my results were less than spectacular. After 15+ years without gaming I noticed a GW store open up right near my home a little over a year ago. I couldn’t resist checking it out and now I’ve once again been bit by the 40k bug. This time, I’m using the internet to become the painter I always wanted to be.
It seems we hear this phrase a lot in the miniature painting world. I’ve even said it myself a time or two. Even more often when we come into a time of year where there are plenty of other distractions to take our attention and time away from modeling and painting. I decided to actually time myself tonight just to see how long it takes to get a combat squad of 5 Space Marines mostly covered in their base coat. I’m kind of cheating since a major color in the paint scheme is black which I’ve painted using black spray paint from orchard supply hardware. Using other colors from the army painter line or using an airbrush you can do a solid basecoat of a single color in about the same amount of time for whatever your color scheme may be. Some automotive parts stores will even mix up a can of spray paint to color-match, which is what people do for painting over scratches on their car.
I’m ashamed of the state of my work bench and my office, so there will be no picture this month. Hopefully I can clean things up a bit and shoot a picture of my setup next month.
I started using KanBanFlow to track my hobby, but since my Kan Ban board is in a pretty sorry state, I’ll just list my various projects here: