Friday, January 28, 2011
Hobby Checkpoint Reached!
If you couldn't already tell, I like to plan out my hobby projects in a fair amount of detail. While I won't spell it out here in fear of falling behind, I have a schedule in my mind for my Skaven / Dark Eldar project, and I am happy to be following my planned schedule.
This large 45-man unit was not only the largest chunk of my project, but also the most conversion-intensive work. While it is true that my Ravagers and Dais of Destruction will be a lot of work, repeating a fairly -involved conversion 45 times, while also competing in a tournament (Conflict GT!), has made me one busy modeler.
In listening to the last episode of The Overlords podcast, I heard one of the hosts of The Heroic 28's mention that he wanted to build a Dark Eldar / Skaven army. Between this news, and my ongoing discussions with Jay of The Gamers Lounge, I am pumped to recognize that the idea of representing such crafty back-stabbing villains with filthy vermin, has come to more than just me. It makes me think I have been on the right track, and my ridiculously expensive order of last October was a step in the right direction.
I am also glad that I was able to complete this phase of the collection just before I administer my professional midterm exams. I am about to be swamped with grading, so it is nice to have a few days away from the glue fumes and exacto-cuts of the modeling table. Of course, even as I write this, I can hear the plastic calling to me...
Lastly, I am excited to have a bit of an announcement in the works. While I will not spill the beans just yet, I am happy to say that this Ten Inch blog, will soon be reaching out to larger horizons. The past three months have been quite a wild ride. Aside from a homework blog for my classes, I have never maintained a website. The task of posting three times a week, and attempting to provide some worth-while reading, has been both a burden as well as a driving element. I would like to thank all of you who read my blog, and I assure you that TenInchTemplate is not going anywhere: It's just that my writing and hobby perspective will soon be available at more than one web address.