I got in an hour of miniature stripping to take my mind of how darn crappy things have been of late. A bit of mindless scrubbidy dubbin with a tooth brush seemed restful.
Its always like Christmas whenever the strip jar comes out. I usually forget what I have in mine, so invariably there is a pleasant surprise or two lurking in the dettolly mire.
For my hour of effort I had most of my c11 giants appear, paranoia troubleshooters, c100 marines, ten original edition skaven ratmen, a dracolich and a couple of rare chaos Champions I never knew I had. Bonus!
This also cleared enough space to finally get the last remaining members of my Undead Assault project in to soak. I am sure you all cannot wait to see that one taking shape!
I got a big hobby session in tonight and feel much better.
All my chaos familliars had been rebased on 1 inch rounds but have been laying around incomplete. So I got those bases painted up, which gave me a nice feeling of completion. I have had these figs since I started this blog and they where a constant niggle in the back of my collection.
Oh, and I got all my washer mounted dwarf and chaos dwarf warbands rebased onto 30mm rounds, as well as rebasing my old Ral Partha large monsters. I feel like some progress has been made. Yay me.
I also kicked off a small mini project by painting up a bunch of figures to celebrate 'wear purple day' tomorrow (in support of gender variant, transgender and intersex youth). My wife, who helps communicate such things in a big company, told me about it tonight and I love the idea. But, as I dont have any purple clothes to wear to work (or at all), I decided to dress my lead instead.
So tonight was all about da purps. I slapped rich, opulent purples on a host of minis.
I avoided Slaanesh figs though... after all, it wouldnt be fitting for tomorrow as GW demonise hermaphrodites in that range (as if the sexism wasnt enough- female marines now!). Not to mention use purple as the main colors of daemonettes these days- not very PC when you consider it really. Still- I am a huge Slaanesh fan- and currently have about three boxes of Slaanesh goodies awaiting assembly - but thats for another time.
Tomorrow is about letting kids know its okay to be born outside the binary... not pink or blue but a shade of purple!
Pics once I finish up. I forgot just how striking purple can be- and vow to do a few purple warbands soon. Hmmm... purple orcs?
Heres a random pic... you know... coz its not a post without a pic.