@ Lord Alisk - I never thought about trying to transfer my skills to practical uses in the home. Thanks for the tip, I'll bear the Christmas decorations in mind. I also agree with you, I could be out of the house for hours with other hobbies but, atleast by painting, I'm only about 20 feet away from the good wife..
@ Oridur - thanks for the comments. I've never actually played the game properly but hoping to learn once I have enough troops to form an army. I think I will be sticking to the Ciatdel/Marauder lines for the time being. Tattoos for Slayers? Is this the norm? I need to look further into this but will probably add them at the end once I've decided on a theme.
@ Fanni Glimmerclaw - thanks. It appears there's alot of us here who started and have returned to the hobby with metal preferences. I would probably do the same and try to play with the plastic models as I already feel a bit reluctant to want to handle the miniatures too much incase of wear to the paintwork..
I haven't given a thought to how many miniatures I will collect but I was hoping to gain all individual models and have atleast 20 troops per unit. Your army sounds incredibly impressive and kudos for being able to paint as many as you have, I dread to think how long that must have taken you?! I know I've only just started to collect Dwarfs but I would also like to collect an opposition army in the form of Skaven. I have an old White Dwarf magazine (137) with a huge Skaven army fighting the Bretonnians and I really like how this army looks - with a completely different palette to the Dwarfs, so this may be in the agenda further down the line...
Edited by Baldur son of Ægir, 27 October 2013 - 11:33 AM.