It has been a long time since I’ve stumbled in from the warp, so … hi. What with the holidays being upon us, it seems a good time to polish up my tentacles, extraneous external organs/lesions/so on and put in a December appearance with a finished model, however humble and mundane in form, function, commonality, etc.*
My magnificent offering this time is a chaos cultist. He bears a familial resemblance to this guy, to be sure. In fact, he’s functionally identical at tabletop distances. There are some variations however, which become apparent at painfully-close-to-eyeball distances, such different colored hoses, skin blotches, dangling gears, etc.
My rate of cultist completion thus far has been one model every two years. I know, not too shabby, huh? 🙂 At this rate I will have the entire mob completed by 2052 or so, maybe 2053 taking into account the extra effort that will probably be required for some of the fancier dudes like that guy with the pigsticker and the shotgun.
I experimented a little on his arms (much more on the left arm) with a red wash and then blotching some flesh back onto it. Wasn’t sure what I was going for exactly. Maybe a tincture of Khorne, maybe a burn, maybe just some random mutation, maybe all or none of the above.
Despite my long absence, a truism for me with gaming matters is that even if I stay away a long time it’ll never be forever, and this time is no exception. I find the mild itch to pick up a paint brush returning, so I’ll probably pick away at a miniature that I friend asked me to paint for him, but it has been sitting hideously neglected with the rest for many months now. May also work on another cultist so I don’t fall behind my Complete a Cultist Once Every Two Years schedule. I’ll need to be very careful and nurture my fragile ambition/mild itch like a youthful canker in its first stages of bloom. We’ll see what the future and the gods bring….
* I thought I’d say my obligatory “how come I haven’t posted so long, busy, blah blah blah” explanation/bit for a parenthetical aside, rather than my opening paragraph. I’ve found that since I started my new job (after many years of housewifery), back around the beginning of the year, the energy that went into my painting has now been going into the job. So I haven’t been painting or playing miniature games much in general (except for the occasional Friday get-together with some friends and mostly we play board games when I’m there), and thus I haven’t been posting, this after all being a painting blog.
I might have to start posting some other aspects of my hobby life besides miniatures to keep this blog going, unless I revise my thinking of “going” to mean posting a picture of a completed miniature every 6 to 12 months as the mood strikes.