I suppose I should pay attention more on this one but I tend to zone out whilst painting. Trying to reach a meditative state, I usually end up thinking about practical Unix terrorism or what to make for dinner. Either that or listen to music/podcasts. Audiobooks are now banned whilst painting since my Chaos inspired destruction of the Firestorm Redoubt last year. Truth be told, I've got none to listen to at the moment.
I opted for Venom Cannons rather than Deathspitters this time. I might equip all my Tyrannocytes with them and play my games in a orgy of self destruction going forward. I've signed up for Maelstrom VIII this year and have every intention of including all 3 pods. Only one of them is painted so far and this is the incentive to finish them.
The rules for Tyrannocytes are unclear, which will add to the fun. Ironically, White Dwarf issue 41 states that, "when it comes to using them in the game, it couldn't be easier". This is further proof, if any were needed, that GW is a modeling company first and foremost with the game more or less tacked on as a secondary consideration. Consequently, no one is absolutely sure whether you can only fire one of the ring of guns adorning the crown of the alien drop pod (as for vehicle firing arcs) or all five of them (as for monstrous creatures) at a distant target. Or somewhere in between. Ah well, it gives me an excuse to rage quit if I'm tired and don't think I can win a game.
Of course, I'm far too non-confrontational to do that. Basically, I don't really care and just want to strut my stuff in a competitive setting and blow shit up (even if it is my own army). Ah, but I'm getting ahead of myself. I have two sizeable pods to paint first and must decorate the inside of one of them as well a completely superfluous Carnifex.