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Sunday, September 10, 2023
New Skeletons and New Plans
Taking a look at my budding Skeleton unit and the plan for the rest of the year:
If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'll have seen some progress in my #HobbyStreak. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Hobby Streak is a way to maintain consistent progress on your projects by making sure you do at least half an hour of work every day– building or painting models or scenery. Then take a photo and post it on your social(s) with the hashtag #HobbyStreak and the number of days in your streak. If you miss a day, you start over at zero. Then see how long you can maintain your Hobby Streak, and try to do better each time.
These 9 skeletons took me about 14 days to paint, working on them for half an hour to one hour each day.
I've also converted Watch Captain Halgrim– I've never been a fan of hair on skeletons, so I initially trimmed it all off, but then I decided he needed something more, and gave him a winged helmet from the mounted Knight of Shrouds. And he's on a 25mm base so he can fit in the skeleton unit as a champion. I also considered replacing the sword with a shield, but I might simply strap the shield to his arm or on his back to give him a little more visual interest from behind.
I finally pulled the trigger on a second Cursed City boxed set so I can get more skeletons and zombies. I was hoping to finish off my entire Cursed City set this year, but I don't think that's going to happen. (This year has flown by!) I think I might settle for finishing the skeletons, zombies, and the Wight Queens by Halloween. We'll see...
I've also got to get back to my Skaven Warp-Skryre Tower. I haven't touched it in literally a year! I'd like to finish it up so I don't have to carry it over for another year as an unfinished project. I don't think I'm going to come anywhere close to finishing my Hobby Bingo card, either. (It's already September and I've only checked about four boxes.)