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Blogging, Painting, & Slacking

May 20th, 2009
Astronomi-con 40K Logo

Over the long weekend I did a lot of miniature painting, maybe too much. Combined with some guitar playing and my generally unhealthy lifestyle my back and my thumb on my painting hand were really sore. But that isn’t what this post is about. It is to show off some of the models I’ve completed over the last few days as well as some WIP pictures.

I’m gradually building towards an appearance at Astronomi-con Vancouver. The Nurglings are just remnants of an old idea as I can’t use them in my CSM army anymore.

A Chaos Havoc squad with autocanons

The main focus of my efforts was to get a squad of Chaos Havocs complete with four autocanons finished. They are pretty spiffy, too spiffy for the time and energy I have available. More pictures and in-progress pictures can be seen over at the B&C.

My demonic mount

I’m also working on a new lord to lead my forces at Astro. This is the base and the demonic mount for the Chaos Lord who I’ve dubbed Hewhocannotbenamed.

The most popular autocanon conversion

This conversion was the fourth I completed but the most popular one over at the Bolter and the Chainsword. I outlined how I built it over there too.

A Havoc made mostly of loyalist parts

This Havoc may have been the most work. I kinda made things up as I went. I got the Imperial Guard Autocanons off eBay then when the time came I just dug into my bit box and built them.

WIP Nurglings

I haven’t completely abandoned Nurgle. These Nurglings were bought for another army idea, which never came to be due to my MBA and the new Chaos Codex. I used these guys to test out some colors which you’ll see or not see in my Astronomi-con Vancouver army.

Blogging

I haven’t been doing much and frankly I don’t miss it too much, but I have a knack for it and have been helping the folks over at Greening the Inner-city get up and running.

I do however have a whole bunch of tabs left open in Opera of stuff I was considering blogging about. So since this as good as things get here goes.

Google announced a new feature called “me” which may be aimed at getting into the Social Networking site game, beyond Orkut, or it could be an attempt to centralize your info online, help you build your own brand online. I was surprised it didn’t get more attention, but maybe it did. I don’t read too many IT blogs or websites anymore.

To that end or some other way I ended up at Ego Surf, so I tried it. I got a pretty good score all things considered. It was a long time ago but I took a screen shot. You can try to beat mine if you care…

My ego surf score

As I mentioned above I’ve been blogging more at WordPress.com and have written about the differences between it and self hosting. One feature that is cool is instant findability. It still hasn’t resulted in more than three dozen readers in a single day for our blog though…

WordPress is getting into the social networking game with BuddyPress. I think there are more than enough of these sites with Facebook and LinkedIn the clear winners in the circles I move in.

At work and I guess on people’s political agenda is the revitalization of Chinatown. There are some cool new businesses we’re working with in and around this. Maybe that’ll give me more Entrepreneurial Cred.

Slacking

I actually painted a lot on the long weekend, so much so it hurt. Of course if I took better care of myself or had better posture… I just cleaned out my blogging backlog, or the best of it.

I also had to call in sick today. It goes without saying I wish things were better, however some people still don’t believe me and they just don’t care how much their words and actions hurt me.

I haven’t forgotten though they’ve tried to ignore me out of existence. Today was not a good day and I went through mazes in my mind and conversations that should have happened, maybe they will still happen, but some people lack courage and they certainly haven’t been my friends.


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