Friday 1 September 2023

Wake me up... when September ends...

 Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.

It's the start of September and that means that I haven't posted in three months... so I guess it's about time :) .

It's been a standard summer in Cornwall... so I have been avoiding the crowds and my motorcycle hasn't left the garage in ages. I'm happy, my family is happy and the cats are all happy, work is continuing and life has just been ticking along.

I have been getting a bit of running in but have bit hit by one thing after another... broken toe, shin-splints, summer cold etc... so I am hoping to get back into it very soon. After all, a marathon won't run itself! I have another charity page for the marathon but I'll not share details until I have got into a routine of training.

Hobby wise, I have been fairly constantly busy with much more painting than sculpting... in fact, I don't think I have finished a single sculpt since May. There's a few bits on the corks that I have been fiddling with but I may end up starting over and that is probably one reason why sculpting has stalled: indecision. 

With that in mind, lets get some of my painted work up on the blog, shall we? First up, I'll be posting a few repeats but the first infantry platoon is complete:

1st platoon command:

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1st platoon support:

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1st platoon infantry squad 1:

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1st platoon infantry squad 2:

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Onwards with the painting and the second platoon is also complete:

2nd platoon command:

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2nd platoon support:

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2nd platoon infantry squad 1:

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2nd platoon infantry squad 2:

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The only other thing that I have painted since May is Thor:

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... and I felt that a little fun was in order...

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In other hobby news, I have been looking at the WH40k 10th edition index cards for the Astra Militarum and have discovered that I need to make an Astropath, in order to include any advisors so that is one of the sculpts on the corks (that may end up restarted). I also need to sculpt four servitors to go with the Engineseer... again, I have two on the corks but I'm not enthusiastic about them and will probably restart them.

Furthermore, I have been thinking about the next big thing... which was supposed to be Beastmen (that went for a ball of chalk) but is now going to be Stormtroopers/Scions instead. It's VERY early days but I have some very solid ideas about how I am going to construct them...  so watch this space.

With that said, I am still in a painting sort of mood so I am hoping that I can get the army finished soon... before I need to sculpt the final troops (Astropath/Servitors)... but my muse is a fickle beast so who knows?

That's about it for now.

See you from the gallery!


Zzzzzz said...

I strongly suspect that "ruby" is a bot.

Good to see you still active. I haven't looked at 10th at all. Thor is great. I hope the running fitness picks up. Probably best not to try bking in Cornish lanes when there's tourist traffic about.

Inso said...

Yep... and Ruby has gone :) .

I've had an interesting few weeks and I'm glad to have some painting to focus on. I'm sure I get there with the running and even if I don't get enough training to run all the way round a marathon, I will have the will power to complete it slower, if I need to.

I must admit that tourists have been part of my laziness with my bike... I've seen so many near misses over the last few weeks.

Extra said...

Thanks for teaching us so much with your blog