As I was painting furiously last night I thought a lot about my hobby addiction. I have this weird habit of working very hard on a project and shelving it as soon as it's finished. I guess for me most of the enjoyment comes from the journey and not the destination. Even though I tell myself every time it would be nice to know an army better and get more games in, I'm always thinking about the big next project.
Here are some of the ideas I would like to tackle for the next year:
Grey Knights: I'm pretty much settled on the fact I'm bringing some variation of Grey Knights to NOVA this year. They transport well and I think they play well with the NOVA terrain and scenarios. As much as I want to do Black Templar for NOVA, I just can't get excited.
Uncharted Seas: Probably the most fun I've had playing a game. I plan on quickly painting up some more fleets and painting up terrain to get some good beer & pretzels games in. I'd like to try and bribe some of my gaming friends into the game.
"Pro" Painting Project 40k (DKK/GK/Suns): I've found I do three levels of painting: The first is a rush job like I did my pirates or cadians; all about speed, base coating and washes. I rarely do this style since it's hard for me to really cut corners. The second style is a majority of my armies which is good highlighting, some blending and solid paint schemes. I try to keep from freehand in this mid-range but this probably is what my Space Wolves, Dark Eldar, etc. would fall under. The final is something where I do a lot of freehand and spend that extra time on details. My Imperial Suns marines would fall in that camp.
For this Painting Project for 40k, it's going to be one of three options. First would be the Death Korps of Krieg. I love the models, and has always been one of those projects I've wanted to put time in. The second would be taking the Grey Knights to the next level - more on very detailed/converted henchmen and character models. The final would be adding to my Imperial Suns. I would like to continue to flesh out that army and make it amazing.
"Pro" Painting Project Warhammer Fantasy (Beastmen): It's more than likely going to be Beastmen. I want to try and challenge myself to learn how to do natural colors and not my typical strong primary color armies. Less on contrast and more on unusual colors you find in nature.
Speed Army Warhammer Fantasy: I need something that I can get on the field to learn the game. It'll probably mean going back to tackle my Chaos Mortals or add to my pirate force.
Epic / Aeronautica Imperialis: I love playing this game (aeronoautica) and 15+ years ago played a ton of Epic. I love the different scale and want to do some cool terrain. I think it would be really awesome to do a city scape in this scale.
Terrain for My Own Gaming Room: My basement is my man cave, time to make it one. I bought some zuzzy mats and I need to bust out some terrain to start making a hobby community of my own. Especially for us old guys since a lot of the stores (both independent and GW) have been closing in the area.
Well there you have it. Lots of projects, but at as my header goes so many projects... so little time!