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Birthday Week

This week I had my birthday, and it wasn’t what I hoped for.

My sister in laws cat went missing, and I have some medical stuff to deal with.

So Fosfos, Emma’s cat went missing on Sunday night and it’s not like her to wander, so Monday Emma was busy leafleting in Blyth where she lives.

Tuesday, Lindsay and Megan went up to help her, but she was still no where to be found, thankfully she returned home at 2am Tuesday and woke up Emma for cuddles.

So that was a huge relief.

Tuesday night we went out for Nando’s for my birthday, which I really enjoyed, haven’t had a Nando’s since the day before the first lockdown and I really enjoyed it.

Present wise, Lindsay and Megan bought me the Evil Comes Prepared expansion for Disney Villainous and the Orruk Warclans Battletome, and I bought myself the Stormcast Eternals Battletome and the Charadon terrain box.

At the weekend we were meant to have some of our nephews staying but Gandalf our arsehole of a rabbit developed an ear infection, so he had to be rushed to the vets and needs hand feeding for a bit, so that was not a good environment for the boys to stay over as they are very active.

He is slowly getting better, but he really does fight us when it comes time to give him his medication.

What I Am Modelling

I started off by painting the Negavolt Cultists and Rogue Psykers for Blackstone Fortress.

The Rogue Psykers were finished first.

Followed by the Negavolt Cultists.

I then painted up three Assault Intercessors and a Primaris Captain from Imperium.

After which I turned my attention to two squads of Stormcast Eternals Judicators for the Celestial Vindicators.

So what’s planned for next week then?

  1. Mechanicum Magos Macrotek Enginseer & Servo-Automata x 4
  2. Stormcast Eternals Judicators x 10
  3. Ork Nobz x 6, Painboy, Warboss & Grots x 3
  4. Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad x 10
  5. Legio Custodes Caladius Grav-Tank x 2
  6. Blackstone Fortress Spindle Drones x 6 & Guardian Drones x 2
  7. Grand Army of the Republic Phase 1 Troopers x 22
  8. Ork Shockjump Dragsta
  9. Yndrasta, the Celestial Spear
  10. Obi-Wan Kenobi

What I Am Reading

Actually haven’t read a thing all week 🙁

What Video Games Am I Playing

Played a lot more Halo 3: ODST and got that finished and have now started on Halo Reach!

I also played through Sonic the Hedgehog on the Game Gear, emulated via Retroarch and have a play through video of that uploading tomorrow.

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

On my birthday we played a game of Ticket to Ride: London, and I was three points off wining, but I am happy I didn’t come last again!

On Sunday me and Lindsay had a game off Ticket to Ride: Germany using her new Play Pink train set. And surprisingly I won!

After that Megan joined us to play a game of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, and we managed to close all four gates and save the world from the terror of the Old Ones!

What Am I Creating

I published a Warhammer 40K Battle Report of my Death Guard taking on Megans Orks, which you can see below.

What I Am Backing

Munchkin Mayhem looks amazing, and I have decided to back it, cause well I love Munchkin.

So I went in on the YOU GOT GAME! level, it’s only £12 or so, but I really think it could be a cool game.

What Am I Cooking

Once again, bugger all 🙁

An Early Post

Having an early post this week as I am headed off for a short weekend holiday for my birthday.

I will put out a post about the trip away once I am back and recovered, rather than trying to squeeze everything into one long post.

For my birthday I did get a few nice little things from loved ones.

Megan and Lindsay paid for the trip away, and Megan made me this amazing Carcassonne cross-stitch which is now hanging up in the studio.

Paul and Mary bought me this awesome little modelling tool kit, which is very timely as my hobby knife is on its last legs!

And Jane and Geoff gave me some cash, so I have added that to my graphics card fund.

What I Am Modelling

I started off the week by continuing with the Stormcast Eternals Vanguard-Hunters, this completes the four units of Vanguard-Hunters I own, and gives me two each units armed with either a Shock Handaxe or Storm Sabre.

Whilst doing those I also painted some Spirit Hosts I got from Mortal Realms on the side, these were super easy to do so I just kind got one with them.

I then built and primed a T’au Stealth Suit Team and Strike Team, along with the rest of the models for the next 10 projects.

I then painted a base coat of XV-88 by airbrushing the T’au Strike Team, Stealth Team and the XV86 Commander. I also airbrushed on the main red armour colour of the Blood Ravens Hellblasters.

After that, whilst waiting for the dishwasher to finish, I knocked out the last of my UCM ships for Dropfleet Commander.

For the weekend away, I took with me the Palanite Enforcers for Necromunda. The paint scheme I have come up with for them is heavy in use of Contrast, but I think it works quite well.

So what does my painting queue look like now?

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Palanite Enforcers x 10
  3. T’au Stealth Suit Team x 3
  4. Blood Ravens Hellblasters x 15
  5. Grashrak’s Ravagers & Skaeth’s Wild Hunt x 6
  6. T’au Strike Team x 10 & Sniper Drone Team
  7. Death Korps of Krieg Engineers & Hades Breaching Drill
  8. Secret Heresy Project Unit
  9. T’au Commander in XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit
  10. Nighthaunt Dreadscythe Harridans x 10

What I Am Reading

Not much chance to get more than a few little bits read here and there, must do better.

What I Am Playing

Mostly been playing Star Wars Squadron, high has been a lot of fun, although I kinda wish I got more options to play as the Empire in Story Mode, although to be fair I have just finished the second mission.

Nowt played Tabletop wise but this weekend should see plenty played.

What I Am Backing

Not backing anything right now and no updates on existing projects.

What I Am Cooking

On Wednesday night I made my attempt at Posh Dogs.

I took some normal bockwust, in a part baked roll, in which I spread Dijon mustard, and packed in some caramelised onions.

On top of the bockwurst I then melted some Gruyère and we served them with some red potato wedges made by Megan.

What I Am Spending

For my birthday I treated myself to Star Wars Squadrons. I was torn about getting it for Xbox or PC, but it was in Argos on a great deal, so I spent my Nectar points on it.

With Lindsay moving upstairs we decided to grab another Dolce Gusto machine, the new one is a Lumio and was half price at Curry’s PC World and has an auto shut-off function and a slightly bigger tank.

It means the one I grabbed her last month is moving upstairs to her office, so she doesn’t have to go up and down the stairs every time she wants a coffee.

Because I got a refund from a few things I had to send back to Amazon as a gift card, I decided to spend it on a new power brick for my Xbox One.

I want to do some streaming from it and realistically that means I need it downstairs So rather than pulling a power brick out from behind the TV each time I want to use it, I bought an extra one to keep downstairs in the studio.

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