On the "hobbying" front I have managed to get in a little bit of modelling every week. No actual painting though. Surprisingly time consuming, I did get my Malifaux and MERCS models transitioned from foam storage/transport to magnetic tray storage/transport (btw, I believe MERCS second edition comes up in Feb/Mar and includes rules to use a standard tape measure instead of the card based movement - should be interesting to see). I also got 4 new guys for my Hadross Wrath of Kings assembled and based: I wasn't really satisfy by (game play wise) one of the specialist from the starter set, so I wanted to either try a different specialist or add another taxi crab.
(The loner off to the side of the group was actually assembled last year)
I have also gotten 4 games of Guild Ball in over the month with Mike over at Mini Mayhem. I continue to be impressed with the game. So far Mike and I have only gotten 1 game in at the full team and table size (without terrain). I'm holding off a post with more thoughts on the game until I get a few more under my belt.
I've gotten a little more connected into the Kings of War and (separate) Malifaux communities. It has been a little hard but I think I'm starting to unravel the fractured gaming community here. We will see. I would really like to get out to one of the weekly Malifaux nights that has been re-established to show support but so far I just haven't been able to juggle it into the mix. Hopefully soon. There have been some rumblings about Frostgrave too, so I picked up the rules for that but haven't digested them yet. It really looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and get into Facebook though to help integrate into the gaming community down here. *sigh*
The only other thing to note for January is I started and finished reading Caliban's War. The second book in the Expanse series Again, I can not believe that such frantic pacing can be maintained for the entire length of a book. It manages to introduced some really great new characters that I hope to see again. Hopefully this puts me far enough ahead that I can now watch the first season of the SyFy series. For reading though, I think I am going to take a little break from this series and read something lighter, probably one of the new Star Wars books. But then again Lois McMaster Bujold has a new book out:
This month (/next) we appear to be on course for closing and moving into a new house. That should see the establishment of my new man cave, the return of all my tiny soldiers and my airbrush! The harsh reality of this is that I probably wont have much actual time for hobbying for the rest of February and maybe part of March.