It's been a event-packed month here, which has kept me both busy and distracted from my 40K hobby. Other than tinkering with army lists, all I've been able to make time for is assembling and reworking a few miniatures. I've put together a few more Noise Marines for my Slaanesh list, and I disassembled and re-glued a Crisis Suit to change it into a Fireknife commander (note to self: in the future, magnetize), but beyond that, I've gotten little done.
Fortunately, I have next week off for vacation, so I have plans for both gaming and hobby work. I have Tau to paint, Slaanesh Marines to base and prime, and armies to test (even if I have to proxy some things). I'm also using this time to start planning for the future and where I want to take my wargaming. For example, I've been kicking around the idea of starting up a podcast; I just need to go ahead and pull the trigger and do it. There's a few things I need to get lined up - intro/outro music, and deciding on a co-host - but I'm close enough to getting it done that I should take the leap.
I'm also starting to look at plans on where to go next year... physically. With Adepticon 2011 signups open, I'm contemplating taking my show on the road and taking part in a gaming convention. Both Adepticon and WarGamesCon are relatively easy to get to, and even the NOVA Open would be doable if I take a plane. I'd probably only be able to go to one event, maybe two if I'm lucky (or can split costs with someone), but I'd definitely like to take a step into the larger 40K world. Granted, I don't know if there's a place for me there - these are events geared towards tournament play, and I am definitely not a tournament player - but it's still something I think I should experience at least once.
Of course, if I go, I have to get serious about getting my armies completely painted. My Tau are just about there, and I could easily have 2000 points painted together by the end of the year. On the other hand, I'm starting from scratch with my Chaos army - not that I'd necessarily take it to a tournament event, but it's still something to spur me into action. I'd also have to get some real transport together for my minis - a milk crate filled with Sabol foam trays isn't going to cut it. I'm vacillating on whether to just get a Sabol case to hold my existing trays, or if I should go for broke and get Battlefoam trays and the case to go with them.
So much to do, and deceptively little time to do it. Decisions, decisions...