...and they did say, "Oh boy. We're in trouble now."
So, here it comes. The day that all students, gamers, and people who spend too much money on pointless things dread.
I have officially run out of money. So, as they said in Terry Pratchett's Thief of Time, when the final Horseman of the Apocalypse rides out, "Oh boy. We're in trouble now."
I now have to survive four weeks until pay day, without a single cent to my name to spend on my beloved Warhammer 40k. This actually doesn't bother me that much - it will force me to spend more time working on my painting and actually getting my Thousand Sons finished for a change. It does mean, however, that I will not be able to expand my Legion of Everblight army for a very, very, very long time, and I do so want a box of those Nyss Raptors, maybe a couple of Nephilim Soldiers...
Anyway, I will probably have to focus on painting now. But this is not all fate has in store for me - not only do I have to paint, but I seem to have lost my camera as well. Hopefully I left it back at home when I returned to the UK, in which case there is no cause for alarm, but otherwise I cannot let anyone know that this has happened and hopefully no one will ever speak of it again. Then, I can get a new camera under the radar and no one who cares will ever notice that anything has gone wrong.
But all this pales in comparison to the fact that I now have to spend my meagre budget on food exclusively and there is no way I can make 250 pounds last 4 weeks. No way at all. If I had gotten paid by now, this wouldn't be a problem, so always remember this as a lesson for life - FILL IN YOUR PAY CLAIMS ON TIME!
So, in the meantime, what plan do I have for surviving this desperate time? Well I think it's time to take advantage of my apparently interest-free overdraft and give myself a small fund injection that will be repayable from my upcoming wages on the 30th. I just need to read the fine print now and find out if the overdraft is actually interest-free like they say it is, for my student account. Also, I need to find out if I'm even allowed to have an overdraft. It's a long shot, but really, I'm not sure that I have any other choice. I need food money.
But enough of my woes, let's get some real hobby stuff out of the way. I managed to figure out the proper colours for the Thousand Sons studio scheme, though I greet this revelation with mixed emotions because the 3rd Edition codex has been lying and making a fool out of me for the longest time. About 2 years, in fact. They only use Regal Blue as the basecoat, whereas they forgot to mention the two other key steps, those being a Blue Ink wash and a final coat of Ultramarines Blue. Then, we top it off with Enchanted Blue highlights for good measure. I really do like Ultramarines Blue, it seems to be a more "mystical" colour than the darker Regal Blue and is a less sharp contrast to the Shining Gold. I think without a Chestnut Ink Wash, it really causes the Gold to stand out whereas the impact on my new colour scheme is slightly less jarring. Still considering ink washes for the Mithril Silver (Parts of the backpack, all cables) but I feel it's more or less gaming standard at this point. Then there's the small matter of basing them... Oh yeah, and Hawk Turquoise and Golden Yellow make great colours for the headdresses.