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July 12, 2009 ·

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.


In other news: Mum is starting up her own 40K Painting Service!

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!
-Adam

7 comments:

Admiral Drax said...
July 12, 2009 at 3:06 AM  

SWEET!

Not only did I laugh quite a lot whilst reading this, I also read it all aloud to my wife who - only minutes before - almost agreed to paint some Cities of Death buildings for me.

Here's the thing: she's a way better painter than me, but won't subscribe to the 'grim darkness' or the fighty aspects of 40K. She also destroys my brushes, many of which I've had for over 10 years!

Still, She's done some great stuff for me, so I'll keep trying...

Hope the move goes well, and I hope your mum enjoys herself!

In the words of Paul Whitehouse on The Fast Show, "Aren't mums brilliant?!"

Peter said...
July 12, 2009 at 5:07 AM  

Tell her... High 5! The wives are gonna take over soon (how long 'till your wife get's her own blog eh ron?) and I daresay she can paint better than me

El Pee said...
July 12, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

You know, my mom also is a painter and she has done quite a few contract pieces over the years. Furthermore, she too loves orks and has a massive amount of 40K and Fantasy Orks, Grots, and Gobbos. Tell your mom Bravo from me. :)

Parker

Oh, it's you, Bob... said...
July 13, 2009 at 6:33 AM  

Brilliant! I've got my mom (and my daughter during school holiday) building and painting terrain. So far, it's suitable for MY table in MY basement, but they have shown marked improvement. If they get to a "hey, that's cool!" point, I may have to set them up a website :-)

Tempor said...
July 16, 2009 at 4:57 AM  

I've been following your blogs for some time now. Excellent work in all aspects of the game.

Any chance we get the link to your mom's painting service and perhaps some samples?

Keep up the good work and have fun with the "asset relocation"!

Adam Hunter said...
July 16, 2009 at 4:59 AM  

She's still painting Orks at the moment. I'm trying to get decent photos of the Terminators, but I need better lighting.

Yes, I will be pimping my mother's painting service soon!

Murphy said...
July 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM  

I've just started a Tau army after throwing out a heavily converted Imperial Fist army when i moved to Ireland last year (biiig mistake!)

Been following your blog learning about the tactics and tips for painting etc and looking forward to getting my army fully up and running once i've moved flats in August/September.

Awesome blog dude and cheers for the pointers!

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