I just returned from a trip with my wife to Japan and the Philippines. We saw a lot of cool sites and had a blast visiting with her family. In a hobby-related note, we happened across a GW store near our hotel in Tokyo. They were closed, but had a nicely painted display of miniatures in the window. I think GW Japan is also on the "only one employee ever" business model. Looking at the store hours, it appears they are open four days a week, for around 7 hours a day. That sounds like enough hours for a single person to cover.
And even though Japan is decades ahead of the rest of the world (in like, everything) I didn't see any indication that the shop had any information about Warhammer 9th Edition.
But now the the Age of Sigmar is about a month away. Rumors have it as a Space Hulk-style dungeon crawl board game. Perhaps the End Times culminate in the return of Sigmar (was he the figure floating through the void?) and he creates the New World from the ruin of the Old, and this new Age of Sigmar is the full-blown 9th Edition... Whatever, we'll all know in a month. Maybe.
Space Hulk Terminators
It's been three weeks since I've even touched a model, so the first order of business is to get my 2015 Terminator project back on track. These three only bring me up to date for April, so I've still got some catching up to do.
The Genestealer in Goriel's hand got me thinking about how I'll paint the Tyranids for the game. I think something lighter, perhaps bone-colored with pink fleshy bits might be in order to distinguish them from the darker Black Templars. But at this rate, I'll be lucky if I can get the Terminators finished by the end of the year.