I am starting this project at a very strange time in my life. Chasing my career, I recently moved from the San Francisco area to the New Orleans area. Along with me came my family which includes a pair of daughters (age 2 & 4). I am in temporary cramped housing conditions so I find myself with a lot of time to plan what to do but little space to actually do it! Hopefully before Christmas comes, I can find a house and set up my hobby workshop!
Army-wise, I like the idea of a band dark eldar that have taken over a spacehulk. They then use this wrecked piece of space junk to launch their raids from. I imagine, that the dark elder have modified the hulk so that they have some measure of control of it, so that it only appears like a giant flying piece of space junk.
Working off the space hulk theme, I found these plastic bases online!
http://www.champindustries.net/bases.html (Mods, my apologies for the link)
I like that they are plastic, and help convey the spacehulk theme.
Model wise, I would rate myself as a poor modeler. I mostly do some arm, head and weapon swaps, and some green stuff to fill in the gaps.
As my first purchase, I am torn between getting a box or scourges or perhaps the battle force. The rumor mill also has murmurs of an army box that is out there. Right now I am leaning towards the battle force because it gives you a nice selection of units. Does anyone know if the models in the battle force are simplified (like isle of blood models are) or if they are from the "normal" range of models?