The nurgly troop component of the Templars of DOOooom is assembled! by that, I mean they are all on my painting table in various states of completion.
AND..... while rummaging through the hobby room in a futile attempt to organize and...dare I say it, clean.... I came across an old favorite miniature, that I'd begun to convert. My need for a Captain Shrike stand-in still holding up progress on my Raptors..... and POOF! (again)..... I give you the as-of-now unnamed Captain I call the Swordsmaster, who will be leading my merry band of miscreants....er, marines.....
Sounds like 6th edition of 40k will hit the shelves later this month, so it'll be interesting to read the nerd rage online and hopefully it will reinvigor the game and hobby a bit. personally, I'm thoroughly distracted by the new flyers (especially the Ork fighter)... but since my hobby funds are limited and a recent audit of my paints cost me a pretty penny, I'll be saving up for my nice shiny new rulebook first before I buy any kits. HOWEVER... let me plant this seed for any Ork Warlords out there who love to convert. The Ork flyer kit retails for about $46USD(possibly cheaper online...warstore for instance), a 1/48 scale MiG-17 or 15 can be acquired for @$20 online(probably less)... with a little mekboy ingenuity, you can get two great looking fighters with a kitbash. Yeah..... too many good ideas.