Looking to the Future

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It’s December which means that a lot of people have been preparing for Christmas for several months, big box deals are being released by Games Workshop and with New Year in sight, resolutions are on the horizon.

I’m not a big fan of Christmas, probably a combination of my parents not embracing it and not having any kids to hype up the season of good will, therefore I have been concentrating on looking in to the future and what 2019 has to offer.

2018 has a been pretty successful on the hobby from with me finally completing my Age of Sigmar Fimir army and as along as nothing untoward happens in the next few weeks, finishing my Death Guard army for Warhammer 40,000.

With both these forces complete, I don’t actually have much in the way of unpainted miniatures. Off the top of my head, I now only have my kit bashed Necromunda Gang that needs attention, these need a little bit more Green Stuff attention and then they will be ready for some paint.

Earlier in the year I decided that in 2019 I wouldn’t start any new armies, instead concentrating on taking my painting to the next level and concentrating on single miniatures and small groups of miniatures. After attending the Eavy Metal Masterclass I am really excited to take what I learnt from that weekend and put it in to practice in the new year. I already have some Primaris Intercessors and Reivers to apply my new skills to as well as some easy build Stormcast Sequitors, these will be my first steps towards a better quality of paint job in 2019.

Although I said I would not start any new armies in the coming year, I have decided to repaint my Daemons of Slaanesh army. I have miniatures in this force that I painted over 10 years ago, and it shows. My painting ability has got much better since they were originally painted and I would like to take this chance to give them a better finish. It helps that Slaanesh are on the threshold of getting a load of new kits for Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000, so not only will I be painting existing miniatures, that I’ll be stripping, but also have the chance to paint some brand new things.

Another twist in my convoluted tale is that I am starting a new army in 2019, but this is remaining secret until it is finished. After finishing my Fimir army, I still have the want to do a crazy project full of over the top conversions. I have spent many months sketching and theorising over how this army will look and with the help of Steve Foote on Twitter I have the start of what I hope will be a really unique army down on paper. I have bought in most of the bits I need for this project and am looking forward to it taking shape over the course of the year. Even though this army is looking like it won’t have many models in it, I am unable to give an ETA of when it may hit the battlefield. As long as it doesn’t take three years like the Fimir I’ll be happy.

So, as it stands my plans for 2019 are:

  • Paint all my miniatures to a higher standard,
  • Repaint my Slaaneshi Daemons army
  • Start and hopefully complete my secret army.

This is very likely to change, but hopefully I can complete the above three objectives even if something awesome is released and I have to buy it. With no concrete deadlines, hopefully, if a nice miniature is released that I feel I must paint, I will be able to pause my existing projects and dedicate my time to this slight tangent.

I am looking forward to all the spanners that life attempts to throw in my works during 2019

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