Friday, March 12, 2010
End of Term Terminators: Autocannon
And so we conclude this not particularly nostalgic, but nevertheless entertaining, break from a barely established routine. Thank you for humoring me as I un-shelved these old Book Warden Terminators to end our Winter Term here at the University. As I often say about my undergraduate degree, “I didn’t learn too much, but had a real nice time.” I hope you did as well.
To conclude, I've saved the most worthy of the group. At the very least, he represents my most ambitious basing to date and, to me, he remains a solid reminder that I don't need to only think of the base as what happens under the model itself.
My desire to find some Post-Gothic cavernous archival setting continued, of course, and at every turn I tried as hard as I was able to evoke the neglected mustiness of any old library. My favorite example, by miles, is the Autocannon Terminator. I believe the doorframe comes from Hero Quest (?), or some similar game, and I'm still particularly fond of the way in which he appears to be ducking out from one passage into the next, his hand still supporting the gesture on the frame itself.
No book is safe. No stack too obscure. Dewy Decimal beware.
As I said, I hope you've enjoyed this bit of a retrospective. We will recommence with the normal program -a WIP- for Sunday. Be sure to check in during the coming weeks, as Dark Templar and I have a (very) little something brewing for the Blood Angels release next month. Good times.