Where it all began…

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So there I was, quietly ticking along, making steady if not spectacular progress though my Hobby Season to do list, thinking how nice it was to have plan and see it come to (partial) fruition – when I did something silly.  Or beautiful.  You decided, but either way the thing was done – I purchased a copy of the game that started it all for me, SPACE CRUSADE!

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Half Year Results 2018

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Last year I decided to liquidate quite a large portion of my collection that I either never used or had just hoarded as part of my eBay 99p deal addiction.  Even though this was very much intended as a way of curbing the growth of my miniature mountain, I said at the time that any funds generated would be ploughed back into the hobby itself, with a concentration on quality rather than piles of cheap knackered old tat quantity.

I was never going to go cold turkey on purchasing hobby stuff, mainly because that would be impossible given the great stuff coming out of GW / FFG / Warlord games this year (and oh, what a year it has been!).  However, the clear intention was to try and make my hobby pay for itself – at the very least – and maybe generate a bit of profit to put aside for a new GW boxed set rainy day.  Well, the half year results are in, so lets take a look how we’ve done.

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‘A Vale of Legions’ Hobby Challenge

 

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As the end of the 2017-18 hobby season approaches, I have started to make some real inroads into my build targets and, to a lesser extent, my painting targets.  However, one small item on the list has been gnawing at my conscience ever sine I wrote it, but I just haven’t had the energy or indeed the confidence to begin it. That small item was one simple line on the list, yet in truth it is a pretty massive undertaking.  That line?

‘Betrayal at Calth boxed sets’, or ‘how I wanted to get into Horus Heresy’.

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Terrain update 17/6/2018

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With an eye on the Taros campaign requirements, and also just for fleshing out my battlefields for gaming in general, I have managed to complete some much needed walling or barrier style terrain. Would that I were a fancy slag capable of throwing money at Aegis Defense Line kits to adorn my war torn tabletops, but alas it is not to be and so I have turned my hand at making my own on the cheap. With a heavy emphasis on cheap.

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Painting Update 7/6/2018

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With the great build cracking on at a fair pace, I have now almost completed the 5th Company of my Dark Angels successor chapter the ‘Night Sentinels’. Although I still have a lot to paint, just getting them built will be a big step in the right direction and another item ticked off the old to do list.

However, it is not all sprue grey as far as the eye can see, as I have managed to paint the last piece of my 5th Company puzzle – the Apothecary!

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