I worked on the converted genestealers instead. Maybe I have a mental block about it. I finished my Space Hulk Broodlord as well and was pretty chuffed with the result. It was undercoated two years ago and has been sitting on a shelf ever since. This an ongoing problem with my 40k hobby; its very easy to get distracted, lose interest and move onto the next 'shiny' thing. I reckon that there are three high points in the life cycle of a model. The first comes when you buy it. Unboxing your new kit is a guilty pleasure and the quickest fix of all three. Its like your birthday or Christmas, except nobody else is getting a present and you 'forgot' to tell your wife that you were pissing away the disposable household income on this totally unnecessary and entirely selfish purchase.
|One big happy family|
The third and final hit is when you actually base and paint the model. This stage is fraught with peril. You have a fantasy of how the completed figurine will look and its awesome. You will receive general accolades and the admiration of your fellow gamers. Your children will be inspired to take up the hobby themselves and even your wife will finally pretend to be interested.
|Strike a pose. C'mon vogue..|
Such was the fate of my Broodlord. He was such a cool model that I was almost scared of painting him and making a mess of it so he only ever acquired a coat of dust. However, this time I felt that the planets were aligned correctly. Its a great feeling when a conversion or paint job turns out well. An accomplishment which I'm sure anyone who spends hours staring at their (un)painted idols in dingy basements or spot lit bedrooms will understand. Everyone else just thinks you're weird.
|Now I've only got to re-paint the other 33 and we're good to go|