Monday, 9 January 2012

The Year Ahead

Seeing as everyone is doing one of these, I thought it'd be est to get my plans written down. I need to keep things very simple, I mean ridiculously simple. I get distracted way too easily. But for the next few months things will hopefully be different.

Unfortunately my fiancee is away for 2 months for work, its a pain, but I'll use it as an advantage to focus on imporving time management. Secondly,the Xbox is tucked away, so no distractions there, but no Skyrim to get lost in, or Gears or COD for a quick fix... c'est la vie, it was getting in the road. Thirdly, and very importantly, I only have one army to work on with me, with which to focus my efforts upon, all the rest are stored at home for the final 5 months of uni. Lastly, a non hobby New Years Resolution, work during the week, get the work done ASAP, so the weekends and down time can be fully utilised, and properly free of guilty thoughts of work not done.

SO! There is only one plan for 2012, but it can be broken down to many varying pieces.

1. Complete 1,500 points of a Warhammer Empire army.

This is broken down to the following points:

1. Use the models to tell a story(more on this in the next post), essentially each unit will have a back story, with the back story in several cases focussing on different models, and convert the models to partially tell this story in many ways.

2. Improve painting skills, especially faces.

3. Use this armies progress to improve the quality of the blog and frequency of blog posts.

3 and a half. Improve the quality of the photographs of models that I take. I'll give this a go at the weekend to show the current state of the army.

That is all I can think of just now, although there are many more minor factors.

The army in a nutshell is the amalgamation of a Trantian(a Tilean city) army in the employment of the Marienburg merchant elite. More on that later...