Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Arise, blog!

I've struggled mightily with real world issues, so the blog suffered. In the interim, Games Workshop has done it's best to price me out of the hobby. I have been able to complete most of the 1st Company, needing only a command squad and transports. My quest to build an entire chapter will end there.

I've become disillusioned with a company that increasingly seems to only care about higher quarterly returns. I just can't see paying $75 for a toy tank when money becomes harder and harder to come by. The blog will continue and I will post up pics of some of my better painted models(Trust me, most of 'em are horrid!) and then I'll be moving the blog in a different direction. Less hobby and more sports.

Here are a few pics: Just wish time and money would have been available to complete the project.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

So where are the updates?

The simple answer is, real life has been very busy and I've not had a chance to pick up a brush for about two weeks. First was a trip to Panama City, where I popped the question, and was rewarded with a yes. This past week has been busy getting Jacque moved into my apartment. Work has been extremely busy, so there's been precious little hobby time to be had. Tomorrow, Jacque and I correct the worst mistake of our lives and get remarried. Here's a pic of my beautiful gal.

We'll be returning to the beach next week, this time with the kiddies, so hopefully after that, I'll be able to get more hobby time in. Thanks for being patient.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hi There!

Hello one and all! This will be my second attempt at starting a blog. The first died basically because I didn't have a clue as to what I was doing. I still don't, but decided I'd give it another try anyway! Primarily, this will feature my continued expansion of my beloved Ultramarines army, but will probably also have the random post about some of my other interests.

I currently have about 15,000 points of painted Ultramarines. The first company I finished was the 4th, the Defenders of Ultramar. I settled on them after reading Graham McNeill's first three Ultramarines novels. That's also where the name of this blog comes from. After finishing the 4th, I decided to start on another company. So began the 6th Company. Before I realized it, I had finished it and was started on the 3rd Company. Currently, I've got three companies complete ( The 3rd, 4th, and 6th Companies.), and another two (The 1st and 8th) underway. The only thing lacking from having a complete 1st Company is a Captain and command squad. I'll be making the command squad in terminator armor. While it won't be game legal, I want to do it simply for aesthetics. I'm only about 1/5th of the way along on the 8th so far. I've got a Captain, Chaplain, two bike squads, and one landspeeder squad finished, and the bits for assault squads.

So that's it for now. Jacque (my ex- but hopefully not for long!) and I are headed to Panama City next week. I'll try to post some pictures of the beach when we get back. For now, I'll leave you with a somewhat outdated picture of my Ultramarines.