When I order hobby goodness, I’m always eager for it to arrive, more so when it’s a new release thingy. Then, on the day it’s due to be delivered I always make sure I’m up and about early, so I don’t miss the postman. I don’t mind admitting I’m a bit of an overgrown child when it comes to pressies, even if they’re self-bought ones.
I got some new stuff yesterday (just before Easter Sunday, for those of you reading this in the future) and it was a little bit awesome. I was up early (see above), more than an hour before the postman turned up as it happened, and when he arrived all I got was a letter for a guy who presumably lived in my abode before I did. This was not a good start and I don’t mind admitting that I was a wee bit disappointed.
However, ten minutes later he came back with my parcel of hobby goodness (go posty) and I turned that frown upside down (I wasn’t that bad, but his return with my parcel was a nice surprise).
My parcel was the Forgebane boxed set and a Great Unclean One. I’m looking forward to painting the contents of both boxes, but all I get to keep is the Great Unclean One, as the contents of the Forgebane box are going on to other folks when they’re painted. It’s an amazing box and I’d love to have one for my own personal use, but at least this way I get to paint all the awesome stuff in there, even if I don’t get to keep it.
The Great Unclean One is another matter. I’ve been wanting one for ages, but haven’t been able to justify the outlay, as it costs quite a lot of quids and I have no in game use for one. Now, although I still have no in game use for one, I’m able to afford to buy one and I have a reason. The Warhammer 40,000 Golden Demon, at Warhammer World in November.
I have no idea if I can win anything, but I’m going to give it my best shot. My painting abilities have come along a lot over the past few years and if nothing else, it’ll be a chance to see Warhammer World and mix with some like-minded folks.
I’m planning on writing a number of blog entries relating to my Golden Demon preparation and the Great Unclean One isn’t going to be my only iron in the fire in that respect. It’s my biggest outlay as far as money’s concerned and I suspect it’ll be my biggest project, as it’s a tremendously detailed kit and a bit on the large side, but I’m certainly not going to half-arse the other stuff I’m entering. Everything will be getting the attention it deserves, otherwise what’s the point?