Happy New Year.
Didnyou celebrate? Did you get a little wild, freaky?
I kinda did haha. Spent it on my own as the wife was working, two daughters were out and one was asleep by 8:30pm.
This was my night in pictures and a video.
Had a solo game which was more fun than I thought actually. My next post will be the battle report of said game.
Ok, onto what 2020 holds for me as far as our beloved hobby goes.
Also, I’d love to hear what you’ve all got planned for 2020 as far as the hobby goes? By all means feel free to tell me about your investment plans or that bathroom you want to tile and I promise to feign interest haha.
For me, like every year, I have just over a gazillion projects I will keep chipping away at here and there and I’d really, really like to finish at least one of them but we will see how I go I guess. I’m not promising anything.
As mentioned recently I’m going to simply keep following the creative rainbow haha but, much like Wudugast, I’ll be setting myself monthly goals. If I don’t nail them so be it but at least it’ll, hopefully, give me some sort of direction. I’ll list my monthly hobby goals for January at the end of this post.
Here is the list of projects I’ll be tackling in 2020. I’ll give the title with a brief description.
Some of the projects you’ll know or remember and others you’ll shake your head and smile and think “He’s nuts”. Haha
The Stouthearted 31st Praetorian Guard.
This has to be one of my favourite projects. Long had I wanted to build and paint a (24th foot-esque) army and last year I made a really good start. I’m pretty sure the HQ is all done now but I’ll be adding more line infantry plus a veteran squad (as in old school lead minis from the 90’s). There will be a Valkyrie (plane) and a Chimera (apc) too. A small scouting squad, an Ogryn squad AND some old school artillery too will all be joining the stouthearted in 2020.
Blud Lettas (Albino Orks)
I love me some Orks so there is a lot more to come for this army in 2020. Most notably a “Flashgitz/Pirate” contingent. You’ve seen my big kitbashed land-ship called Der Red Orktober recently but there is a nice pirate crew coming as well. You’ve also just seen the giant elephant. I want to get some trukks done, Kommandos and some killa Kanz.
The Störenfried (German Ork Army)
While we are on Orks let’s talk the German version. I managed to paint half a dozen of my German orks last year and also a couple of planes and two motorbikes. Not bad but there’s a shit load more to come. More planes, tanks, troops and canons. I’m really loving the theme. I just wish the company maxmini had of been successful in their kickstarter campaign for The Green Alliance. Basically Orks in a US army theme. Sigh…
The 52nd Tallarn Desert Raiders
I’ve built most of this army but just need to knock out a couple more vehicles. This was the army that had the motorbikes and apc’s. I don’t blame you if you don’t remember so here’s a cheeky link…
No paint on any of the models yet but I hope to make a start this year.
Tyranids and Genestealers. This is a fairly big army with lots of models and I still need to build more. Painting will be a huge task but I am looking forward to it.
I don’t expect you to remember this one but it’s a project that combines old fantasy models with 40k ones. I really, really like that look. Here’s one of the models from the project.
There’s three main factions for this project. The Solar Mithras (Blue), The Red Weed (Red) and The Tainted (Green). I very much enjoyed building and painting for this project and look forward to getting back to it.
The Black Plague
Some of my favourite conversions are in this project which saw me fuse flesh with mechanics which resulted in some nightmarish miniatures.
Here are a couple of snaps and a video of some of my faves from the project.
Nasty looking things… so cool haha.
I “think” I’m done building although I do have one HUGE Miniature (I love that oxymoron) in mind to round off the project. Might even make a start on that soon-ish.
The Mighty 77th Cadian Battalion
Stereotypical soldiers. I haven’t touched this project in years and had thought it was done buuuuut I’ll be adding to it. Artillery, troops, tanks, sentinels and maybe a Valkyrie.
The 701st Royal BannaRoff
Much like the red coated Praetorian Guard I really dig the aesthetic of this army. Napoleonic era meets 40k. Still several models to paint but then it’s done. I might even try to get this one done in the first quarter of this year.
The Purge Cardinals (Space Marines)
Not much more to go this project either as it’s only a small one.
Ive been wanting to start a proper Tau army for ages. I now have all the kits I need and just need to get cracking. The small Tau force o have already will be absorbed into the new army. For a change I’ll be making the kits as is, as in no conversions. However the standout for this army will, hopefully, be the dynamic paint job I’m going to attempt. The best way I can describe the look I will be going for is a monochromatic shattered glass pattern.
Blood Rain Traitor Guard
Another project I’m looking forward to getting back to is my traitor guard. This project already has a lot of troops but there are more to come plus some cavalry and more vehicles.
La Carnival Macabre (Gypsies)
I won’t be adding any more to this project but there are still quite a few minis to paint.
I’m especially looking forward to painting this guy.
This project is shaping up to be quite a big one. Lots of wild, maniacal troops and some mad max styled vehicles. Lots to build, paint but lots of fun to be had. I’ll be absorbing the Warcry Warbands into this project too.
Very small project with only two warbands designed for small skirmish games but it can all be absorbed into other armies too like Prae Guard or BannaRoff.
Wow, I haven’t touched this project since December 2018… Where does the time go? It’s crazy. Anyway I have soooooooo many minis to paint for this project it’s actually rather daunting haha but I am still pumped for it.
Evil, cannibalistic, Barbarian warriors. A huge horde of models and a couple of monsters as well.
Saint Kristos Pirate Island
HUuuuuge project and I’ve pointed a total of three models for it haha. This will be my magnum opus.
Really want to make a start, at least, on this project. Big Yellow Space Marines basically haha.
Ok they’re the main ones one the long list but other smaller ones are:
* Bell Cult
* Ash Waste Nomads
* Tom O Bedlam (Haven’t even started this one) It’s going to be quite mad.
* New Chaos Space Marine Warband
So, as you can see, a lot to think about. I’m sure I’m missing some too haha. I love it!!!
Ok, now here are my hobby goals for January. Some of you will be pleased to see that it’s all about painting.
1. Finish my best mate Warrens bday present. This one is a bit hush hush as Big Waz has been known to read my blog posts from time to time. Once I’ve handed him his present I will do a post on it. I think you’ll be surprised by it. The deadline is January 11th (We share the same birthday).
2. Paint some German Orks
3. Paint some Flash Gitz (Pirate Orks)
4. Paint some Ork Kommandos
Tell me what your hobby plans are gang?