Quick Apology Post

Wanted to stop in and apologize for the lack of posts.  I’m actually up against the wall with this deadline.  The new book’s due next week and I’m trying to get a last polish draft in after a series of brutal rewrites.

(To be honest, my publisher graciously let things slide for an extra month and I’m still against that wall.  See that as a sign of my determination for a great book or my incompetence—your call)

And I tried to work on the Knight’s legs in my rare breaks, but they’re very complex. Just not the sort of thing I can do for fifteen or twenty minutes away from the computer.  It’s probably going to take me two whole posts just to cover putting them together.  One for the feet and one for the legs. 

Which I will get to as soon as this draft is turned in.  This Knight will have legs before the San Diego Comic-Con.  Really.


A Brief Interlude... for War

I’ve gotten very little done the past two weekends, and probably won’t for the next three or four, either.  As I mentioned last time, I’ve had folks in town, book signings, and a birthday.  Plus I went down to San Diego for our annual Carnage Asada/ Memorial Day cookout game.  If you’ve ever wondered what a 20,000 point Apocalypse game looks like (lots of Tyranids versus Imperial Guard with Space Wolf allies and a Warhound Titan), well...it looks something like this.

This was also the first time I got to take my modified Hive Tyrant out on the field.  I’d originally called him Gigan, but as I was writing up my Carnage Asada list I realized, wait a minute, he’s the Tyrant—the king—so from here on he’ll be referred to as Ghidra.

Alas, the game was so huge and sprawling, Ghidra barely had a chance to do anything.  It was epic and fun, but with the socializing and drinking, we just made it into turn three before we decided to call it done.  There’s a lot more details and pictures over at the Atomic Warlords page, if you want to check them out.

As I mentioned above, it might be a week or three before I get to do anything more on the Imperial Knight.  I’m now in the last four weeks before the new book is due, so that needs to be the focus of my attention for now.  The good news is, once it’s done I should be ready for a burst of geekery and model work.

So please bear with me—legs and weapons coming soon.