The overlap between oldhammer and being (or expecting to be soon) a parent of young children was pretty clearly shown yesterday when I posted the picture below from my weekend prepping my recently acquired Space Ork Raiders set (RTB02, I think) and got well over a hundred likes/comments. I guess that puts the majority of online oldhammerers in the late twenties to mid forties bracket...
Anyway, that's the older boy being introduced to batch painting, black coffee, and Black Sabbath. A great time was had by both of us. He made some progress on the squad of kroot that I didn't remember acquiring but that he will use in his school 40k lunchtime club, and I got this far:
The mould lines on these were an absolute nightmare, though. I got most of them, but some of the lines down the faces proved beyond my skill/patience to remove completely. Or at least I felt I'd remove their faces in doing so. I guess I'll have to try to hide them with some paint, and it will stop me being lazy with ink washes and do some layering the proper way!
A brief spell in front of the telly later got me to the first coat of skin on the greenskins:
So, it seems I'm doing Orctober and the challenge aspect has got me painting again. About time I left work and tried to fit another stint in this evening. I do love painting orcs/orks.