Warhammer Tau is going away for a few weeks as I move into my new apartment, move all my clothes, models and other junk in, establish internet connection and set up my painting table again. I also need a new PC, because this one is dying.
Most importantly of all, I now have a huge living room to play games in with an extendable dining room table and an enormous storage cupboard which is currently containing all my scenery, gaming boards, books and armies and isn't even 10% full!
It looks as though last week's post about my Necromunda gang has kicked Luke into starting up the Necromunda campaign again. So to declare my apartment officially habitable, we'll be playing our first game there this evening.
My good ole' mum has decided that she needs a part time job with flexible hours to suit her. So, she asked me about painting 40K models as a part-time income. I was very sceptical about this at first, but humoured her and bought a box of Space Marine Terminators to paint.
She has spent the past week getting used to a quick painting method and has nearly finished the squad. While her first attempt wasn't so hot, her 4th terminator looks great and I can't wait to see what the 5th one looks like!
I went shopping in London yesterday and picked up a box of Ork Boyz for her, which was fun. I got asked by the hyperactive GW blue shirt "Hey mate! Are you starting an Ork army!?"
"Actually, they're for my mum."
I may say this in future to cast an immediate spell of 'silence' on GW staff. Hence why I rarely venture into a Games Workshop store and prefer to order online.
I've built a website for mum's painting service. But for now I'm going to get her a boxed set of each major race and show her painting methods for each one. Then James is going to show her tank building (because he's brilliant at it). Once she can build and paint a variety of tanks, infantry and monstrous creatures, we'll get her to do a 1500 points army as a trial-run, then base her commission prices on that.
It's quite exciting actually, and as someone who hates painting I can see myself employing my own mother to do the bits I can't stand!
That's all for now. See you in a few weeks!