Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Long Weekend

Hello, readers! I had an extremely busy weekend full awesome.

After having a date night with the wife, I proceeded to stay up way the hell too late playing Hearthstone  and painting my Star Trek Attack Wing minis (3am).  May I present the USS Tyson (NCC-1958) (Named after the ineffable Neil Degrasse Tyson), the USS Republic (NCC-1371-A), and the USS Saratoga (NCC-1887)

I woke up at 7am to record the intro for Episode 4 of the Masters of the Forge with Snorre and Kamil. This week's episode (releasing Wednesday)  is about hidden threats in the world of 40k.  Be sure to tune in.

After that I left to put my first commission for Frontline Gaming in the mailbox.  It's a level 1 Wave Serpent commission.  I hope the client likes it.  It looks good on the tabletop, but you can see the way I faded the sprays to create depth when you look close up and underneath the model.  Of course, that's what Level 1 is... tabletop quality.  I look forward to doing more commissions.

Then, I rushed off to the last 6th Edition singles tournament at Dirty Goblin Games.  The turn-out was light, I believe due to the fact that it was the end of the edition and  a holiday weekend.  I brought my Star Eagles.  I played against Grey Knights, Space Wolves, and Tyranids.  At the end of the day, I emerged the victor regardless of the fact that I had a tough (but fun) game against the Grey Knights and the WarpQuake messing up my drop pod assault.  It certainly did seem as if painted models had Favored Enemy against unpainted models on Saturday!

I plan on using the prize money to pick up the new Orks codex when it drops in a couple of weeks.

I promptly came home and, again, played Hearthstone way too late (2:30am).

I woke on Sunday at around 8:00 and took the scenic route by driving NY66 and NY22 to Austerlitz, NY where the wife and her family were camping.  We had a lovely time as usual.  I took the opportunity to laze about and read Chains of Golgotha by David Annandale.  It was a really good novella and I recommend it to any 40k fan, but Ork players especially.

I woke up late on Monday.  This much was to be expected.  I spent the little time I had remaining of the morning finally working on the breakdown of the costs and donations associated with the Carl Coin fundraiser.  Thanks again to all those who participated.  It was good fun, but It'll be a while before I do anything like that again... it's quite a bit of work!

I also made a meme to amuse myself...

So, just after noon I drove down to Grimfoe Games and worked on the Gargant with Mike. Grimfoe does a really nice Memorial Day cookout which was super awesome.  John is a beast behind the grill. Here's a shot of Dan photobombing a portion of the spread and another of AJ's wife's contribution...

We made a hell of a lot of progress on the Gargant, but I didn't get home until 11:00 at night.

Suffice to say, I only got through the movement phase of the new rulebook before passing out.

Today is chores day at the house, I have a LOT of posting to do on the Hobby Progress Challenge, and I should be receiving the second commission soon.

No biggie.  There'll be plenty of time for sleep when I'm dead!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Glad to see someone else painting Attack Wing ships, I find them such a blast that they have basically completely taken my focus from the HPC :(

    Check them out here http://www.squaretablegaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=417