« on: August 23, 2015, 06:41:34 AM »
So it has been quite some time since I have been around here. I haven't been very active in the hobby much in the last year. Apparently the Cult of Inevitable Decay took more out of me than I thought. I have on numerous occasions, sat down at my work bench wanting to paint something, only to look at the pile of assembled figures, then the larger one of untouched ones, and had the 'I want to but could do something else less daunting' feeling. Most of the time, that alone has made me feel awful about not doing anything, but at the same time, I have not wanted to try and push through and end up feeling like I could have done better if I actually wanted to be doing what I was doing. I have actually had a couple of successful paint jobs gone from start to finish, this last few months, like mutant Joe, Aisnath Waite (spelling?) and Tilda in particular. I hope to be able to get pictures of them this weekend to post here. Also, I have returned my attention to the horrible nasty spikey beast that is the Netherlord 2. I just finished the, I think, fifth layer of skin tone a few minutes ago. Maybe four or five more to go, maybe less. Have to see how it goes. Seeing as he is mostly skin, he will be over half done when I'm happy with the way he looks. I should get pictures of him too.
I haven't painted much, and now that it is nearly September, which brings about hunting season in my part of the world, I don't know how much I will be painting in the near future, but I hope to be inspired to do so when I get time. Life gets in the way. That's the way of it. I have been struggling with addiction as well. I can admit it. That's the first step right? Admitting you have a problem. Then wanting to be rid of the thing that is a problem for you. Then getting rid of it and staying away from it. Stupid Minecraft! Not what you were expecting? Sorry to disappoint. I was actually addicted to it I think. I believe I have an addictive personality, if that is what you want to call it. The very reason I've always said no to alcohol, drugs, coffee and WoW. Dude all of those things together are a very bad idea.
I took advantage of the Slain Dragon Sale earlier and ordered some things from Heresy, and have my eye for some things from Hasslefree and Fenris, so the hobby isn't dead in me yet. Hopefully it never is. Anyhoo, I was going to post this before posting in any other thread but got distracted.
Looking forward to sharing what I've been working on, and to see what you lot are up to. I'm going to try and be an active member here abouts again so, see you 'round soon.