This week was relatively uneventful, considering I just got back into town after visiting the family for an early Christmas. Anyway, I started my new "Hobby Thursday" off with some assembly. Nothing major. Cleaned and assembled the remaining two Razorbacks and my last Land Speeder for the army. After building my Rhinos fairly sloppy a few years back, I now take significantly more time in the gluing process to ensure everything fits together flush. Rubber bands are my friend in this respect. Unfortunately, it also increases the assembly time dramatically. I also picked up the last few Cadians Kasrkins I needed from my LGS, cleaned them up, and glued them to their bases. I'll wait to prime all these until I buy that last Dreadnought.
I feel much happier now that I'm pretty much done with the assembly process for my Black Templars. Not going to lie, but I really, really dislike cleaning off mold lines. The only thing really needed to do are putting together the future Dreadnought and gluing on the bolters/plasmaguns/lascannons after I'm done painting the models. Then the only thing I'll have in my entire inventory to build is the metal and plastic LRC...but I have a feeling that its going to be sitting in its box for a really long time. Maybe I'll get around to Ebaying it one day.
I've decided to go ahead with my "Crusade in 61 Days", so I need to have everything built and ready to go by January 1st (the day I'm starting it). That'll give me a solid two months exactly to paint everything up. I'm cautiously optimistic of my chances for success. It all depends on my motivation. Fortunately, having said that I'm going to go ahead with the project publicly should give me a kick in the rear. In addition, Algesan has kindly volunteered to join the effort on his end. The goal (for me at least) is to provide mutual encouragement so we stay focused on completing this project. I'm not sure if he's going with project as I've laid it out, but even if he's not, it's nice to have a fellow player joining the fray. It is, after all, for the Emperor. :D
On the "Crusade in 61 Days" page, I'll have a daily progress update on what was accomplished. To go along with that, I'll likely use the Hobby Thursday blog post to do a review on everything done that week so I can get comments, suggestions, encouragement, etc. Should work out, I hope. :)