Saturday, 21 June 2014

Slow progress is still progress

"The Victory of the Five Year Plan is a Strike Against Capitalism"
As I write this post I am mindful of the fact that I haven't really achieved all that much in terms of painting in the last few weeks. Normally this would dishearten me immensely, but given that it is summer time and the weather is fine, I find that most evenings after work I seek out the company of friends rather than little toy troops. 

This week has involved only one evening at the painting desk, the rest of the time I have been out and about, and then straight to bed. As I think on this I am of course a little disappointed, perhaps with Stalinist zeal I should simply raise the targets on the Five Year Plan! Or do I simply let go, and accept that the winter is the campaigning season? 

Ultimately we all have lives, and finding time for those miniatures we so love to paint can often be a challenge. I am perhaps a little wary that I have an HPC target for June, but I remain confident that it will all come together. As for the rest of it, well, I'll paint it when I paint it. How very laissez-faire Graf Brits! Surely this is the road to ruin. Hardly. This is after all a hobby and as such should be an enjoyment and not a chore. Not that it feels that way, mind. 

With all that said, here is a picture of some progress, two completed Deathwing Terminators, part of my June HPC commitment. These figures are a pleasure to paint and the bone white makes a nice change from Dark Green. At the moment I am finishing the Sergeant, then I only have four more to do. I can knock these out at around one a day with minimal effort, so I should get it done on time.