So. Blicks -my local art emporium- has a tremendous sale on at the moment -50% off all items not already on sale. For a consumer (sucker) like me, this is the ideal rationalization for a larger purchase that I wouldn’t make on just any given Monday.
One small step for backward for the bank account, one giant leap forward for my hobby experience. Behold: the airbrush. Now all I have to do is learn how to use the bloody thing. Misadventures to follow.
To that end, I’m also using this opportunity to expand my paint range. Since my earliest experience with painting miniatures, I’ve tended to work almost exclusively with Gw’s paints. This was the symptom in part of a kind of practical fecklessness –a deep and stubborn flaw. I read about GW paints. I learned GW paints. I used GW paints because I’d learned how to use them. And repeat. It’s a kind of semi-vicious cycle.
Now, recently I sold off a heap of hobby stuff at a FLGS auction (you might remember that I gave away the rest for the banner contest at about the same time), and I’ve “earned” a chunk of store credit that I’d like to direct toward improving and streamlining my hobby experience. Got paint?
I still feel a quite sincere attachment to GW’s Foundation Range, and Devlan Mud might be one of the better inventions since I first put paint to brush; however, I’ve landed with an opportunity to expand my paint horizon and I full intend to do so.
In the mean time, I’m pleased to report that I actually managed a game yesterday in the moments that were otherwise meant for posting the above. Priorities.
The action was furious (if not always fast) with some exceedingly class matchups that pitted Dr. Dakkasteef's Teeftotallers vs. Space Wolves, and then a second round of bedlam with Space Wolves vs. Thousand Sons... on the Sin of Alacrity no less.
I won't bother apologizing for the belated post again, but offer you instead a morsel of the proceedings.
More on the morrow.
More on the morrow.