Hope you all had a good Christmas, mine was fine, but I was ill for most of it and for one point over 72 hours was awake for less than 10 of them!
But other than that, it was good, we went to my sister in laws for the dinner, which was nice, and we had a great time with Megan’s family.
Me and Lindsay kept up our tradition of a Chinese takeaway for Christmas Eve and a movie, this year it was Super Mario Bros. And Christmas morning it was turkey bacon stotties with mushrooms, and the egg that Lindsay has been adding recently and Tymbark Apple & Cherry juice.
We didn’t do much in the way of gifts, we limited ourselves to £25 each, so I got Megan a book and a rainbow Stich controller holder. Lindsay got a book as well, plus a bunch of Steam games, as she has decided that she wants a Steam Deck in 2024.
My favourite present was a Moopsy toy that Karen made for me, its adorable, I just need to find a place to put it in the studio!
New Years was quiet, me and the otters went to Pauls for a few hours, then returned home and they went to bed, whilst I had a chicken wrap and chips and played the last of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered.
Hopefully 2024 is gonna be a better year, because 2023 has been challenging.
What I Am Modelling
I started off with a big batch of Ultramarines, starting with a squad of Aggressors
Followed by some Inceptors
And Finally a squad of Infiltrators
After this I turned my attention to a squad of Battle Sisters
Alongside a Repentia Superior
As well as Sister Superior Tariana Palos
And then some Shootas for my Gloomspite Gitz
I also painted some Grot Scuttlings for Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower at the same time
I then painted up Gordrakk, the Fist of Gork over Christmas as a main centrepiece for the Orruk army!
And painted up the Gaunt Summoner for Silver Tower which completed that boxset.
Plus Mollogs Mob
And finally I painted a Whirlwind Scorpius for my Imperial Fists!
So what’s coming up next?
- Blood Ravens Sternguard Veterans & Phobos Lt
- Hobgrot Slittaz x 10
- Termagants x 20
- Gutrippas x 10
- Fungoid Cave Shaman
- Arch-Revenant & Ylthari’s Guardians
- Space Wolves Supressors x 3
- Bloodreavers x 10
- Screamer Killer
- Stabbas x 40
What I Am Reading
I finished Krieg by Steve Lyons, and that was a very very good audio book!
After that I moved on to Witchbringer by Steven B Fischer, which was ok, but the lack of Cadian accents threw me. Doctor Who and the Pirates was a lot of fun from Jacqueline Rayner and Creatures of Beauty by Nicholas Briggs was a great mind trip of a story.
And finally I listened to Gloomspite by Andy Clark, which was grim as fuck!
I have now started listening to Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Wings of Fury by Brittney Morris, before I play the game.
I read Sammael: Lord of the Eternal Hunt by Ben Counter, which was ok, followed by Astorath the Grim: Redeemer of the Lost by Andy Smille which was really good. Then I read The Sanguinor: Exemplar of the Host by James Swallow which was actually pretty good.
Then I picked up a few more shorts, Bjorn: The Fell-Handed by Chris Wraight, Marneus Calgar: Lord of Ultramar by Graham McNeill, Abaddon: Chosen of Chaos by Aaron Dembski-Bowden, Cato Sicarius: Master of the Watch by Nick Kyme, Pedro Kantor: The Vengeful Fist by Steve Parker, Gabriel Seth: The Flesh Tearer by Andy Smillie, Dante: Lord of the Host by James Swallow, Helbrecht: The Crusader by Guy Haley, Vulkan He’stan: Forgefather by Nick Kyme, Lysander: The Fist of Dorn by Anthony Reynolds, Typhus: Herald of the Plague God by David Annadale, Logan Grimnar: Defender of Honour by Cavan Scott, Kaldor Draigo: Knight of Titan by L.J. Goulding, Kayvaan Shrike: Shadow Stalker by Gav Thorpe, Azrael: Protector of Secrets by C.Z. Dunn, Kor’sarro Khan: Huntmaster by Graeme Lyon, Torias Telion: The Eye of Vengeance by Graham McNeil and Ahriman: Hand of Dust by John French.
I also read The Staff of Asclepius by Graham McNeill which was pretty class.
What Video Games I Am Playing
Continued on with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
I also completed Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered, total of 33 hours played and it was a lot of fun.
I have started to play The City That Never Sleeps DLC also on the Steam Deck and intend to finish it over Christmas.
Its one of those annoying episodic DLCs, which I hate, so obviously I started with The Heist, which was finished late on Christmas Day.
And yesterday I finished Turf War, which was ok, but felt less that The Heist.
And then I finished off Silver Linings just as the bell struck midnight, which I was happy with, great game, but the DLC felt disjointed because of the episodic nature.
What I Am Winning
I won a voucher from Maltesers which I combined with a voucher from some market research I did for KFC in order to buy a copy of Assassin’s Creed: Mirage, which made me very happy, as everyone knows I am a massive fan of the series.
What I Am Spending
I grabbed myself a few bits on payday, as a treat.
I got myself a Chaos Space Marines Combat Patrol, Necron Datacards, a brush and a few paints.
I also bought a few video games
- Sonic Origins Plus
- Two Point Campus
- Saints Row
- Two Point Hospital: Bigfoot
- Two Point Hospital: Pebberley Island
- American Truck Simulator – Cabin Accessories
- American Truck Simulator – Colorado
- American Truck Simulator – Forest Machinery
- American Truck Simulator – Idaho
- Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King
- Mood:- Shattered
- Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 6
- In My Ears:- This Is My Jam – The Doubleclicks
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- Ticket to Ride: London
- Video Game Last Played:- Marvel’s Spider-Man
- Book Last Read:- The Last Loyalist – David Guymer
- Audiobook Last In My Ears:- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Wings of Fury – Brittney Morris
- Movie Last Viewed:- Super Mario Bros Movie
- TV Show Last Viewed:- Monk
- Podcast Last In My Ears:- The WAN Show
- Current State of Projects: Blood Ravens Apothecary Biologis at Armour Highlighting Stage