Saturday 2 March 2019

Old Stuff Day!

Hi folks,

Happy Old Stuff Day! It has become a bit of tradition to share old blog posts and have a laugh about the good old days on March 2nd. I have had a look at my most popular posts of all time, and shortlisted five of them for blog-necromancy. If you haven't read them, I hope you enjoy them, or if you have, that you enjoy the trip down memory lane:

1) Van Dieman's World Devils Re-Looted Battlewagon

Have you ever wondered what an Orky vehicle must have looked like before it was looted, or what it would be like to get one back on them and loot one of theirs? Perhaps it would look something like this Re-Looted Battlewagon:

2) Iron Snakes Chapter Master Seydon

I am not a huge fan of Primaris Marines, or at least, grafting them into my existing collections. Still, I had to give this conversion a try, as Seydon is described as standing much taller than the average marine. I think the slightly larger scale works nicely.

3) Imperial Knight Warden "Perseus" Intrepidus

I won this guy in a terrain building competition run by Dave Weston over at Confessions of a 40K Addict (some great old stuff there, btw...). I worked on it for over a year, including some pretty hefty conversion work on the carapace weapon. I used a lot of different techniques I have never tried before to complete it, so it is definitely one of my proudest achievements in the 40K hobby.

4) Hive Fleet Numereji Flying Hive Tyrant

This monstrosity was inspired by the dragon Cloud Jumper from How to Train Your Dragon 2 (I did it for my little girl). There is no small amount of the Pitch Black monster in there as well, I think.

5) Wifey Speaks

I interviewed my wifey, to get her take on the whole hobby seen and what it is like to live with a tabletop gamer. It is a little known fact that she collected Dark Elves once upon a time. The conversation that we had was quite illuminating!

Finally, to leave you with something truly old, I present some photos of my 2nd Edition Space Marine scouts. I had been using needle sniper rifles in my list for a while, with no models to represent them. When these figures came out it was the first time I felt like I absolutely had to buy a thing. They had a level of detail I had not seen on 40K models before, being used to the simpler Marine models. I didn't have much painting experience at all, and, what I did have, did not involve painting eyeballs. This squad was going to be a first and all of my mates new it.

Now, I don't call myself an eyeball painting expert, but when I rolled these guys out during the next game my mates flipped out. Looking back at them now, I can only cringe a little (I can see where I just jammed a brush with black paint in and hoped it hit something). But I will never forget the look on my mate KuriboGoomba's face when he held them up to his nose and said "......duuuuuuuuuuude."

They are on my paint table at the moment having the minimum of repair work done to them; repainting would be sacrilege. Hopefully, I'll be able to show them off a little better soon, as they feature in my retro 2nd Edition Dark Angels list.

See you across the table,


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