Sometimes we have to do it: move to another house. I faced this challenge last summer. Moving is a hassle for anyone. But as a wargamer, it was especially a pain in the butt. Nonetheless, it had to be done.
Due to the move, I had no time to hobby in the last few months. Especially if you consider that I am also a father to a 1-year-old girl. But slowly, we have settled into our new home, and while there is still a lot to do, the hobby gets more attention.
The new hobby space
At the moment, I am in the process of building a new hobby space. Now, I have more space than before. But honestly, this makes the whole thing more difficult. Should I build everything in one go or build the hobby space more gradually over time? I guess the second option is more suitable for me.
The same could be said about my quest to become a better painter. Since I am no longer painting whole armies with a strict deadline, I greatly enjoy the process. I also dropped the whole timetable thing completely because I experienced it being much more enjoyable to paint whatever I wanted at that moment.
Anyway, I am also in the process of upgrading my tools. Finally, I bought myself a decent side cutter and tried Tamiya extra thin cement. Oh boy, what a difference!
On the Bench
In the meantime, slap chop was the new “big thing” in miniature painting. Of course, I had to give it a try. I used the miniatures from the Warcry Heart of Ghur box for my test. The whole miniatures were paint using Games Workshop Contrast paints.
The final result looks really good, especially on the cloak and the wooden parts. For large skins parts, I am not so convinced. But anyhow, it is a great addition to the hobby toolkit.
Finally, the latest Tabletop World Kickstarter arrived. The quality is outstanding, and I am excited to paint everything. I already did some research on paint schemes and techniques. But that’s enough for today.
I will switch the blogging schedule to smaller updates like this one in the future. I simply don’t have the time at the moment to write longer posts, but nonetheless, I want to keep the blog alive and you guys informed about my hobby journey. So as always, happy wargaming!