Thursday, 26 March 2009

On The Move

Things around the home have been just a little bit hectic recently. This is done to the fact that the misses and I are moving home. As of today we are still waiting on hearing back from the letting agency about the place we wan't, but so far so good (touch wood). We are moving from our current 2 bed terrace in Derby, where our landlord is charging a high (ish) rent to a 3 bed semi in Stoke-on-Trent which is cheaper per month. This move isn't just because of the rental price but also because my other half has got a new job in Stoke (more money for her to spend on me :) ).

As those of you who have moved house before know, it can be a stressful time and quite frustrating when you realise how much crap you've got to box up. Luckily I think my current project is being spared the packing box for a few more weeks. Now I just have to get around to actually continuing with it.

The current project at the moment is 30 guardsmen - including Sgt, Vox, Special weapons. Here are some pics of this WIP. Although there are only 27 (I think) in the pic below, rest assured that I am working on 30 men - I'm not going crazy (yet!), the other 3 are yet to be glued to their bases.

As you can see, I've already got started. All of the legs were removed from their sprues and glued to the bases a while ago, so I've had to go along and remove all the mold lines along with the basecoat. Oh well. I've then painted them in a bit of a random order. Some of the models have got torsos and have already been painted up whereas others havent had certain areas painted. I'll try and explain the paint used etc. My basic idea for all of my Guardsmen is Goblin Green armour and Snakebite Leather clothing.

So the plan is to give all the trousers some light coats of Snakebite Leather. Then to do the boot fronts in Goblin Green, with a Camo Green highlight, and the boots themselves in Chaos Black. Once I've done this I'll be gluing the torsos onto the bodies and will begin painting on that.

These next pics are just of my current collection of things to do etc. The left hand pic is just my pile of boxes containing stil on sprue models. The box underneath the tank company contains my WFB Empire army - yet another giant army that will take ages to paint all the infantry. The middle pic is one of the shelves next to my painting station. Again odd boxes of sprues, Space Marine Vets and unfinished models. And the picture on the right is of another shelf with my on hold Leman Russ' for my tank company, some Empire models and some spray paint etc. As well as a squad of Space Marines.

Finally just because I was bored with my camera, is a photo of my left leg just below the knee (knee at top of pic). This lovely bruise and scrape was earnt on Sunday at football - think it's from a strikers studs. Just thought I'd share that with you all :). Thanks for reading!


Admiral Drax said...

Good luck with the move, matey - and thanks for sharing!

Hal'jin said...

That's a lot of things to do. Scary!

Vandhir said...

Good luck with moving, I hope that everything turns out well.

Cadian 127th said...

Thanks for the encouragement everyone. I'm hoping to have some more done on the infantry by Friday.

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