A Busy Month Ahead

October is going to be a very busy month for me, with not a single weekend at home!

The past weekend I was away on holiday in Cumbria which was really nice, we stayed in a barn conversion with a hot tub not too far from Aspatria.

Was lovely, we played some games had some nice food and an all round good time with Lindsay, Megan and Megan’s parents Jane and Geoff.

This coming weekend, I am off to Edinburgh to help out at Comic Con Scotland and then the weekend afterwards I will be in London at EGX

But from there I will be going to Oxfordshire to spend a week with Megan and her parents at her nanny’s, which will fingers crossed, allow me to fit in a trip to see my sister and her beautiful children in Woking.

And then the weekend after that, I am at Blood and Glory in Derby, so the last time I was actually home for the weekend was the 21st September and I won’t be again until 9th October!

What I am Modelling

I haven’t done much but I have finished off the Chaos Cultists I got with Warhammer 40,000 Conquest. These were an interesting set of guys to paint, their primary role will be for my Death Guard army, but they will see service in Heresy.

Anyway colour wise I wanted some dark dirty leather, so the coats are painted that way, but other fabrics I have looked at other things I have done and want to do for influence, for example, I know the scheme I want to do for my Traitor Guard from Blackstone Fortress, so the trousers are all done that way and the uniform colour I plan to do for some tops. I also wanted to give the impression that these came from the same group of people who eventually became Poxwalkers, so again elements of the fabrics used there have been used.

And as they are working with the Death Guard, the cowls are in the purple and pink fabrics normally associated with the Legion and the few armour panels are done in Death Guard Green.

I am currently working on a few things to try and finish before I go away Friday, those being the Ultramarines Scimitar Jetbikes I need for Blood and Glory, for which I have given the Sgt a Power Fist.

I am also doing a few bits for Titanicus, a Macro Gatling Cannon for the Warlords and a Vulcan Mega Bolter and Warp Missile Rack for the Reavers.

Plus I have a Shield Captain on my desk who has his armour done, and I have now started on the rest of him.

What I am Reading

I finished Legends of the Dark Millennium: The Tau Empire, and overall I enjoyed it, the stories were pretty good and gave me a good insight into the T’au and plenty of influences for my army of them.

I then started on the Severina Raine series by Rachel Harrison, working my way through the shorts Execution, A Company of Shadows, Fire and Thunder and then Trials before moving into Honourbound.

Regardless I am now hooked and need to own her model!

I have also been listening to Ghoulslayer by Darius Hinks and that so far is really good, ok so Jonathan Keeble isn’t quite Brian Blessed, but he does do a pretty good job of it.

What I am Playing

I played quite a bit this past weekend, not as much as I would have liked, but a bit.

We started with Munchkin Warhammer 40,000 which was won by Megan, and it makes me crack up every time, such a good version of the game.

Then we moved on to a few rounds of Bananagrams before a game of Star Trek Fluxx and Love Letter.

We then finished up the night with a couple of games of One Night Ultimate Vampire and Catch the Moon.

On Sunday we played Port Royal which is always a favourite of mine, then Patchwork Doodle which I love, and finally a nice game of Thunderbirds.

I really wanted to play more, but we just didn’t get to do so, but hopefully we will play more games soon.

What I am Backing

I am not backing anything, but Lindsay is backing Calico which looks pretty good, the only concern we have is what will shipping costs and customs charges be like post Brexit.

I am expecting the Alhambra Designer’s Edition Mega Box at some point soon, but the shipping date for that keeps creeping backwards which has got me worried that I might end up with a hefty customs bill if it hits the UK after the 31st.

And I am also expecting Ember Trick or Treat which has had a torrid time in development and is now over a year late, but that can’t be helped, my order turned out to be a complex tone so I will be amongst the last to get my copy.

What I am Cooking

Does a Pot Noodle count?

What I am Spending

During my visit to Carlisle, I did pop into Warhammer, where I got chatting to one of the staff members who is a huge Adepta Sororitas fan, and like me his favourite is the Order or the Ardent Shroud.

Anyway, it just so happened that someone had returned Amalia Novena and well, I ended up walking out with her, and I plan on using her as a Canoness.