On to the hobby. I'm fighting the idea of new purchases, but I have two problems. I really sort of "need" the new Space Marine codex. I have a total of 3 armies it basically effects, if I include my Raptors Space Marine army that I still have a couple things to add to. Secondly, I.... well, I hate to admit it, but some of the Age of Sigmar models look reeeeeeally good to me The gold guys scream a few ideas at me.
Most people see Blood Angel or Loyal Space Marine. Is it bad I immediately see Chaos (Slaanesh)?
As for my Tropico themed army, I'm gearing up to order some heads. Probably in August, so you may see a few painted headless guys for a while. :) The plan is for one standard infantry platoon, with special weapons and heavy squads attached. The rest will be Veterans. I also have the older metal Cadian Kasirkin that I'm going to use as storm troops. I haven't fully decided on head swaps with them, mostly because its a serious pain in the ass and you can potentially destroy a good deal of detail on the model wit a runaway dremel. Besides, the boys out of the East Point Academy could use Cadian standard gear... makes sense.
For the standard troops, I'm looking at the spot camo and these.....
For the famous Tropican Red Berets, I have beret heads from the new stormtrooper kits, but I may need extras for my NCOs too
And lasty, a few of these guys for some of the special ops guys.....
Also considering these to add even more flavor....
So that's the eventual plan. I have 2 Valkyries and a Chimera hull...which might end up playing multiple roles. I'm hoping NOT to buy anything else for it, leaving room for allied Space Marines. BUT.... I kinda love the idea of a tank named El Diablo Pollo.
Hopefully, the art/hobby room project won't take more than the week end and this coming week I'll have better update. The chances of me finishing my ETL4 vow by August 1st, however, are about as good as Donald Trump's chances of being the next president of the US. :(