Wednesday, January 20, 2010

In between painting hobby update ...

Wow! It has been a few days since I last updated. I have been quite busy looking for a place to live, painting models, and playing Warhammer. Mostly painting.

Been playing a lot of games lately with tournaments every weekend this month and the local escalation league going as well. Trying to cram in as much gaming as possible before I leave this kick-ass scene. Next one is this Saturday which will be a 2,250 event. I will be bringing my Ogres, using an intentionally "bad" list to see how I do. My intention is to try out some of the commonly used items/tactics Ogre generals seem to like but I normally avoid. We'll see how it turns out ...

I don't know when I will have the time to get a lot of painting done again in the future (as I am in between jobs) and I have a few events coming up that require painted models (which are currently just primed).

I've also decided to keep track of how many models I purchase vs. paint this year in an attempt to get all of my unpainted/unassembled models done before I buy more. It's called "the pledge" and you can see my current status on the side bar to the right.

As of this writing I have - Bought: 0 and Painted: 20.

I am in the process of finishing another 20 models, plus a few Ogres and Gorgers/spawn, and I have yet to buy anything! We'll see how long I can keep this up.

In other (good) news I placed 1st in a local Team Tournament here in Austin last weekend - bringing home both Warriors of Chaos and Beasts of Chaos regiment boxes for my next army project. While the urge to build them is strong I refuse to work on them until I finish my Vampire Counts and Ogre Kingdoms!

Speaking of which, I think the paint on my models is dry. For those who crave more entertainment I leave you with this beer review:

Deschutes Brewery - Cinder Cone Red

Beer Type: American Amber

Appearance: 12 oz. brown bottle with a variation of the classic Deschutes label and a mountain/volcano. Beer poured a burnt orange color with a thin head that quickly faded with some slight lacing.

Smell: Plenty of sweet caramel malt with a bit of roasted malt as well. Something a bit floral and "spicy" comes through but I can't say what it is...

First Drink: Just like the aroma, this beer is sweet followed quickly with some hops, a bit more caramel flavor, and ending on a bitter note.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and a bit creamy, the overall sensation is a bit dry though.

Last Drink: The bitterness carries that same indistinct "spicy" flavor as the aroma. Must come from the hops they use in this brew.

Drinkability: There is a lot of things going on in this beer. It features a complex level of flavors that I find both confusing and refreshing.

Notes: This is one of Deschutes seasonal offerings, only available from April to June.

Verdict: 3.75 out of 5. Good beer, but the bitter note is a bit strange in such a sweet beer.

Links: Beer Advocate and Deschutes Brewery.


Anonymous said...

That is a very good plan. I believe I will adopt your idea in an attempt to stem the expenses..

So far I am losing, badly, having bought about 74 models.. and painted half a WoC Warriors regiment and half a Trygon...

Randroid said...

It's hard, but on the plus side I don't really have money to spend on new models anyway.

At least now I can feel good about myself for having painted models instead of bad about myself for being broke!