I was prepared to submit that yesterday was a hobby wash. I hadn’t even looked at a brush all day; however, late in the evening I found a little bit of time to pull together a relevant and necessary “re-appropriation.” After dinner, I went to the basement and pulled up some of the old models from my Book Wardens SM army that I’d shelved so long ago. Amongst those forlorn models, I found an old Rhino still reasonably intact and suitable for what I had in mind.
As you may know, today marks the beginning of the first battle between Dark Templar’s Blood Angels 5th Company, and my own growing Arrugginiti. The logistics are complicated, but after looking at some photos I’d taken earlier, I decided that my Onorevoli SM would not properly suffice as a proxy army.
Enter the Book Wardens. I’d initially conceived them as something like a BA successor chapter, so they have some red in their color scheme. The Rhino, however, was painted in the gray blue. I say “was” because the entire half hobby hour that I managed yesterday was spent making that gray mess red… and black in places.
It was a slap-dash affair, no doubt, but I’ve tried to make it only the most modest and passable of likenesses for Dark Templar’s Blood Angels Rhino. I'm sure he would not be flattered by the comparison. If time permits, I may try to improve it, but for now I’m content with how it looks in the blurry background of the battle photos. Good enough is good enough for now.
“What photos?” you ask. Stay tuned for today’s Hailed vs. Hated post.
So, what yesterday lacked in hobby time, it made up for in time on the computer, correspondence with Dark Templar, and work with photos, etc. I think that today is the first time that I will have double-posted here on A Gentleman’s Ones –at least the first time I’ve done it with any substance, surely. I can only hope that you will enjoy these as much as we have making them.
Hobby: .5 hours
Blog: 1.5 hours
Total: 8.75 hours this week
See you later today for Hailed vs. Hated!!!