Less than 1 week to Astronomi-con Dallas. Where has the time gone?
I have (to the surprise of no one who knows me personally) procrastinated and placed myself in a difficult position: I have an absolute TON pf models left to build and paint in order to be ready for the con. I have a 6 hour house work and honey-do commitment to the lovely Mrs. Noob tomorrow in addition to 2 hours allocated to Mother Noob (helping her run errands/get her hair done) and a minimum 2 hours being given to supporting the United States Men's National (Soccer) Team (that little World Cup thing they've got going on in South Africa. The US has a minor match against some team or another, so i should watch. OK, it's freaking ING-ER-LUND. Lord how I'd love to smack the English around tomorrow, especially if we can jump out to an early 2 goal lead or so. If the US gets up by 2 or more before half-time you have my personal NOOB guarantee that the little bitch Wayne Rooney will get red carded. He will LOSE HIS MIND if he realizes he's getting personal ass-handing service, compliments of the good ol' US of A. So much so that, rather than to dig in and work hard, he'll try and make it all about him and get tossed. It will start as a yellow for a cynical tackle on the US player that has just stripped him of the ball. What will ensue is a string of expletives aimed at the ref that would embarrass a dockworker in Liverpool, followed by a second yellow and Widdle Wayne's dismissal. Hallelujah. we now return to our regularly scheduled 40K blog)...
OK, football rant over, back to 40K.
So, as I wise saying before I got interrupted, I have a lot of work to do vis a vis putting my army together, so I figured I would post a "Noob's Ultramarine Completion Update" daily this week. This will force me: acually paint, and; be accountable as I'm sure my beloved readers will be the first to say "Hey, Noob, you said you would have those Termies painted and based yesterday, yet they're on you list again today. What gives, slacker??" (it will also inflate "ye olde Post Count", which isn't a bad thing, either) Looking at my "To Do" list for today (Saturday) again, it seems that all I'll really be able to do today is, well, post the initial list of where every element in the army is as far as assemble, painting, basing, etc.
So, without further ado, here is the master list.
HQ: Space Marine Captain - built, no primer yet (this is a rebuild as the Captain I had initially intended to use lost an arm, plus the paint job was a solid "meh" as the guy I bought it from didn't really seem to care too much about "quality", and "neatness", and "painting the torso and legs the same color")
HQ: Chaplain in Power Armor - built and painted, needs base completion (This may also get redone as I looked closely at my Chaplain on Thursday I discovered some of the same issues as I had with the Captain, except instead of "painting the torso/legs the same color" it's more along the lines of "painting both sides of the face the same color". Possible purchase of a new Chaplain this week)
Troops 1: 10 man Tac squad. Assembled, painted, AND based. F'ing complete. Hurray for me!! (Actually, "Hurray for the guy I bought them from off of Ebay")
Troops 2: 5 man tac squad. Assembled, painted, and based. Thanks, Ebay!!
Elites 1: 5 man Termis squad: Assembled and painted/assembled and primed. I have one set completed (save the bases) and they are OK. They were some of the first models I painted and with the painting I have done since then I'm sure I can do a much better job now. I'll wait until everything else is done and see if I have time to redo these.
Elites 2: Dreadnaught. Assembled and painted. Needs base completed.
Elites 3: Dreadnaught. Assembled and painted. Needs base completed (Ooohhhh, deja vu!!!)
Fast Attack 1: 5 man Assault Squad. NiB, and NiB is NOT what I'm looking for in this case.
Fast Attack 2: Land Speeder Squadron. Both are painted and ready to go except LS#1 needs to have the Typhoon Missile racks attached.
Heavy Support 1: Whirlwind. Left track sub-assembly built. Uh-oh.
Heavy Support 2: Predator, Autocannon variant. Built, not primed.
Heavy Support 3: Predator, twin-linked Lascannon variant. NiB. Damn, do I have my word cut out for me this week.
Well, that's it, the 1496 points I'm dragging with me to Astronomi-con. I'll update it every night just (with pictures!!) before I go to bed so you guys can follow along and comment/heckle as the week goes by. feel free to comment on the weirdness/weakness of this abortion I call an army list, as well.
Oh, quickly before I forget: Matt from the Archangels blog, I lost your address. Your stripped Venerable dread is on my painting table mocking me, so shoot me your address again so I can ship this sucker. (bradATthesatorigroupDOTcom)
That's the news, and I am outta' here.....