This is the final merchant ship that I built, and I decided to push myself compared to the others. I built a recessed cargo area then added a bunch of salt to represent some stuff that is being carried. I dropped on superglue and they eventually held themselves in. I had a ton of fun building these ships, and i still have a few of those hulls left over. I'll see what else strikes me...
Ok pushing on with the merchant ships, i decided to build a refinery ship. The main superstructure is part of an old micromachine toy from back in the day. The refinery piece is from a box of monopoly 3D pieces that I got off ebay. Defo some interesting pieces in there.
Here are the big projects that I want to get to the bottom of this year:
Iron Warriors. I have ton of primed stuff waiting to be finished. This is the big one.
Imperial Guard. Wrap up my current paint queue and finish off my guard army. This shouldn't be too much of a massive undertaking.
Orks. Finish painting the Stompa, big gunz and my scratch built superheavy thing.
Dystopian Wars. Finish off the Japanese, British and Merchant fleets and the bits of scenery.
Inquisition. Build a few inquisitors and their retinues. This is probably the lowest priority since I recall seeing some rumours that there was going to be a proper codex release for these guys at some point.
Renegades. I got a copy of IA13 and I love it. I'm thinking that the core of my imperial guard could be used as the basis of the troops and that with appropriate bits and pieces being added for the more chaosy things. This isn't really a goal. More just a ponderance.
Fluff. I want to write a few fluff articles to get some thoughts down on paper to help focus my hobby terrain
Terrain. I have plans for some hive type stuff that I want to explore
Play some games. I'm thinking quarterly 40k, monthly killteam. Plus a couple of Dystopian Wars.
Megadesk. I will build megadesk. It will be mega.
I'm imposing a rule on myself from now. I am not allowed to buy stuff until I finish painting stuff to a table top standard. I need to do this because this year I built and primed my Iron Warriors only to buy more Imperial Guard. Then on a whim, part way through the guard I decided to build some assassins, servitors and other stuff. Now mixing things up is defo a good idea but knowing that I have a bunch of stuff to work through does tend to get me down. NEVER AGAIN. This is what I am going to do: For every three dudes painted I can build one dude
Tanks allow me to build two dudes or one tank
Superheavies allow me to build three dudes or one tank
Now. For each project there are a bunch of painting targets:
Paint Plague Marines
Paint Terminator Lord
Paint Land Raider
Paint 5 Ratling Snipers
Paint 4 Assassins
Paint 3 Psykers
Paint Special Weapons Squad
Paint Heavy Weapons Dudes
Paint Hostile Environment Squad
Paint two standard bearers
Paint two sergeants and medicmedic
Paint 2 Commissars
Paint tech priest and 2 servitors
Paint Leman Russ
Paint 3 Big Gunz
Paint 10 Meganobz
Repaint 2nd ed dread
Repaint all my 2nd ed Goffs and Grots (dear god why do I want to do that)
Finish off 2 battlewagons
Finish off loads of buggies
Paint bunch of deffcoptas
Finish British Fleet
Finish Japanese Fleet
Finish Merchant ships
Finish 3 oil rigs
Finish 2 lighthouses
Finish 2 islands
Monthly kill team
Paint Imperial Defence Line
Paint Defence Emplacement
Paint 2 Firestorm redoubts
Paint Aquilla Strongpoint
Paint 4 Vengeance Weapon Baterries
Background on my IG regiment
Link in the inquisitorial presence
Through in the chaos stuff
Final thought... Dear god. That is a lot of stuff. Mind you having it all there in front of me is quite satisfying in its own way. I suspect there is well more than a years worth of stuff there, but such is life. I'm well keen to crack on with all this. Wish me luck!