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Well I started working on zandrekh.  I’ve decided He’s gong to end up having a lot of gold and silve on him since he’s supposed to mentally be trapped in the old times and ways. I’m playing with some ice blue glowing on his shoulder pads so we’ll see how that works out.
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After playing with this I’ve decided I’m definitely going to prime in black and paint up from there.   As you can see it makes it much faster to get a semi-decent looking boy than the greenskin primer did. Neither is anywhere near finished at this point but the boy looks a lot better than the nob in my opinion.   I have to pained every detail of the nob whereas black works as a default color on the boy really well.  See the boots and the unpainted leather straps on the boy for an example of what I’m talking about.

This has also solidified that I have no intention of running an orc army beyond this 420 points that came with Black Reach.  I’m not enjoying these guys like I do the necrons.

 

So I’m two coats in on my orcs test painting to see which route I’m going to take.

 

At this point in the game based black with green skin looks the best.  but that’s because you can’t really see the wash on the other two yet and there is not strong contrast.   I’m relatively sure the center option is out since it uses army green which really doesn’t suit orc skin.  He’ll probably be simple greened tomorrow. or when I find my simple green jar one. :p

I picked up a destroyer lord top the other day.  I’m thinking about not fitting it on a destroyer body but instead using a  tomb kings skeleton horseman horse for the body.  Just clip its head off and pop on the body.   I just have to find a place to pick up a sprue instead of wasting $35 on the set.

I’d really hoped to have both the orcs and marines from our starter box cleaned and primed by week’s end but it looks like that’s not going to happen.   I’ve been doing the orcs and max the marines but there’s just not enough resources being pumped into this.
I’m also testing a plethora of cross post programs at the same time.   If all goes well I’ll be bothering Livejournal, Facebook, and Twitter with that oxford coma. 😀

I’ve been trying to learn the innards of wordpress lately.  To that end I now have 3 wordpress sites I’m running.   This one which is linked to my LJ and soon facebook and twitter.

One for a podcast idea max and I tossed around which isn’t furry related but aimed more as a helpful q&a thing for hosting.  I love the idea but I’m not really confident max and I can pull it off and I’ve gotten some bad comments on it already which has kind of shaken my confidence in the idea.

The third is for a project I’m building that I don’t want my real name or handle attached directly to unless it becomes successfull because it involves questionable acts. ;p

My healthcare has become very expensive recently but my manager and HR guy have worked hard to get some issues with the insurance worked out.   I’ve also bought a treadmill.  Since it was put in place Saturday I’ve walked on it every morning except this morning.  I’m proud of myself even if it is only 15-25 minutes a day and less than a mile walked usually.

I’m trying to get things straightened out but with only a week down it’s not showing exceptinal results just yet. :p

I’ve joined ifit.com and fitocracy.  I’m not sure if I’m going to keep both of them.   Ifit tracks everything automagically while fitocracy had a bit of a community behind it which is nice.  I joined a group for people who started ove 300lbs but most of them started at 301 or 302 not 430 like I did.  They’re gong a lot more than I think I can and that’s a bit of a drag.

So got stuff back from Dr.  They want me to go on a drug that will cost me $2,440 every 3 months.   The crappy part is I have “High deductible insurance” Which normally would mean I pay $3000 out of pocket and it’s covered….Except it’s a pre-existing condition so everything I’m paying right now doesn’t count.  So not including Dr bill’s themselves my medication cost alone could exceed $5,440 this year…Yeah Life’s great.

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