Monday, February 28, 2011

Memory Lane: Assassins


Two Things:

One. The opportunity to enter the Alacrity Raffle ends in exactly two weeks. If you are teetering on the fence, putting your ducks in a row, wallowing in indecision, or otherwise dithering, by all means stop now and enter the Raffle.  Dare I say that the hobby gods will almost certainly never offer you the opportunity to receive more for less.

Two. This is the last in the current series of Memory Lane posts. I haven’t quite exhausted the entirety of my Daemonhunters cohorts, but this is enough for now. Like many out there, I am positively dizzy with excitement for the new releases (plastic!) and between the looming Killzone glory at AdeptiCon and the re-release of those agonizingly righteous Grey Knights… well, now seems the perfect time to redirect and look forward once more. After this. And Wednesday. Naturally. 

And so, I offer all my Assassins in one fell swoop.

The Vindicare was the first purchased and painted, mostly because he is the model I liked (and still like) the most from the possibilities. I say this both for aesthetic and game-play reasons. He is dated by the candy-striped rifle, to be sure, but then I have always struggled for ways to make the Daemonhunter armies look coherent. Efforts like this seem rather silly on their tod, but together, the black and red force still seems to hang together reasonably well by my way of thinking, even if my approach to painting has moved onward somewhat.


Next (lamentably), the Blue Callidus. I think the blue and the gray softens this model too much. and the sum ends up feeling rather washed out (as opposed to vicious and malevolent). Still, she’s perched upon one of my first efforts at scenic basing -it's an overly large chunk of insulation foam which may have been overkill perhaps. I believe my goal was to add some dimension to an otherwise slightly flattened sculpt; I am not sure how I hoped to accomplish this dimensional quality with a bit of insulation exactly, but the faux-rock deserves full points for the effort if not the execution (the pun was there. I had to take it).

In the end, the base is more gray against a blue-gray model, but the experiment itself was the real winner in my book. There's plenty more of that insulation foam floating about the workspace.

The Sisters Repentia here represent a re-invention of Death-Cult Assassins. They are ladies and rather lithe, but perhaps the superficial similarities stop there. I should mention that the rather straight swap has never, thankfully, caused confusion during gameplay (for the enemy at least). With all these “counts as” models cluttering up that particular force, the precise mechanics tend to get bogged down a bit on my end anyway, but it's never actually been a problem worth noting. As for the models, admittedly, this is not an inspired trade. They have worked, perhaps surprisingly, as a thematic transition toward the models in the Gold Inquisitorial force I created lastly -namely, they are female and they are pinched wholesale from another line.

Indeed, the ubiquitous Gold Inquisitorial force. This evil lady is meant to be an Eversor, and you are meant to be able to tell that from her helmet. Again, a stretch. I know. I know.  The conversion, at least, is ambitious. Moreover, she picks up some of the details from other elements of the force, namely the red cape and fur collar from the Custodes and the Terminators. For this reason, as much as any other, I feel she genuinely belongs in the force even if it's a bit of a push to read "eversor" from the particular conversion. 


On Wednesday, AGOs will be participating in Warhammer 39,999’s tremendous idea for re-invigorating forgotten, neglected, forlorn posts: Old Stuff Day. Of course, that makes the promise above to end the current run of Memory Lane true on a technicality only. Still, after Wednesday, we will be in full-frontal-adepticon-prep mode. There are tables to build, by Jove –tables to build!

…and so I shall.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Top Tip: All you’re Bases are belong…


++Because it would be rude not to, I must encourage you to check out the Alacrity Raffle if you have not done so yet.++

Sorted? Donated? Good show. Quite right. Now back to the program.


I am not entirely convinced that anything in today’s post genuinely constitutes a tip, and I am reasonably less confident that “top” is a meaningful adjective, but that is what it’s called; so that’s what it’s called.

What follows is a brief summary of my approach to larger, potentially more decorative bases.
 
In all but the rarest cases, I use this cork material and white glue as the fundamental element. The cork is meant to be used as drinks coasters or perhaps hot pads for countertops. I found a bunch of these at a home supplies store a million years ago for a reasonable price, and I have been slowly chipping away at that stash since.

I score the plastic as well as the cork. The cork is usually a bit tricky as the gouges tend to “heal.” The goal isn’t really to scrape deep valleys, but to open small opportunities in which the glue will find purchase. With regard to shaping, the cork crumbles quite readily and I deliberately resist the urge to control this too much; I prefer the random, rocky appearance natural to cork itself.

While the glue is wet, I place the model in question and test an assortment of arrangements and poses. There is quite a lot to consider at this point: the look of the earth/cork, the relation of the model to the balance of said earth, the relation of the model to the base as a whole. I keep some more cork on hand to flesh out or fill in as necessary. Thankfully, the white glue gives me absolute ages to think this through. Moreover, I slather said glue quite generously. This may be overkill and/or unnecessary but perhaps through superstition alone, I like to have these solidly in place.

Once dry, I glue on the grit exactly as I outline in this post.

Note: there are times when I attach the model at this point, but as a rule (one which I break more often than I want to admit, and certainly more often than is good for me) it is best to leave the model separate until the very end. This allows me the chance to paint the entire base, to reach those odds corners, and to evenly approach the base as an individual element. On more important models, this is a worthwhile step.

When painted, I drill a hole in the foot (or hoof, or whatever) of the model and put in –but don’t glue- a little pinning stub. This is not the pin that I will actually use –which would otherwise be too long to accomplish this step meaningfully. I dab a tiny dollop of paint on the stub and re-pose the model as I had initially. The dollop will tell me where to drill on the base so that it lines up with the hole in the model. To be candid, this part is as much art as science, and I tend to rush it slightly.


I then drill through the base clear through the bottom plastic. This helps ensure that a jolt to the model won't accidentally pop model and cork off together; it also tends to lower, slightly, the balance of the model so that it doesn't get too top heavy. 

Then, I pin the model (with glue this time), and punch the pin through the base.

The final step, flocking, is both random and not. random. That's illogical. I know. While generally working toward a random effect, when applying flock I am always certain to cover any sins first –points where the paint looks a bit sloppy, where the cork looks too obviously corkish, or where some point of the model doesn’t quite line up properly, etc. There was an unsightly gap under this fellow's right foot, for example, that appeared when I accidentally bent the pin slightly while pushing it into the base. No worries. Flock will cover that mistake. Once these concerns have been addressed, I may attach a bit more here and there to keep the deliberate-random balance. Again, part art, part science. 


There you go. As we round out February, and as I emerge from our recent joyous fog, it's time to start thinking about (or rather "working on") those tables for AdeptiCon. It's been slow going these last two months but, with about 30 days and counting left, it's time to hit the ground once more at a sprinter's pace. And so we shall.

On that note, donate! any monies left over from the Alacrity Raffle will go directly to the creation of AdpetiCon Killzone glory.



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Killzone: what’s old is new


… but first this message of haste and glory with a side order of tremendousness:

+++Alacrity Raffle –click here–+++

… now back to our irregularly scheduled program:

I promised this week that we would take a small respite from Memory Lane, and where else would that pause take us but back to the obsession of obsessions, Killzone.*

There is nothing else. 

These guys were finished (more or less) just before the birth of Babyzilla and represent the very last time that brush has touched paint in the sleepless Smoove household. Thankfully, we are coming out of that initial haze and I can already imagine, if not exactly taste, the time when creative juices will once more flow like wine.

True to form, this Special Operations Group remains suspended just short of “complete,” but they will soon be a fully functioning Team within Commissar C. Ludo Baracca’s Special Operations Group, whom you saw resting Tuesday in their tray. You will, no doubt, note that they have already acquisitioned the Ogryn Aldo Gruener that initially appeared alongside Commissar C.L. Baracca. They will also enjoy the company of a Sentinel (two point sinks in one Team), making them a pretty heavy-handed and lean group.

There is, of course, an entirely practical and tangential reason for the above. Much like the rest of C. Baracca’s SOG, this Team has been formed almost entirely from old IG models that I had stashed away under the sofa. I believe these guys were purchased around the time when I was reading Dune and had the notion of a sandbound army, which is to say "a long time ago." These few were (these lucky few), meant to be the test group that never once saw nor paint nor primer until KZ just recently breathed new life into all those old, stranded models that I had cluttering up the place. Well, perhaps I read those Dune books too quickly for their own good. That happens, but no worries. They have found a happy home at long last.

Because of their limited number, I am considering optioning them either as Veterans, or possibly as Storm Troopers -which is a stretch, but a desirable one because AP3 rocks even harder in Killzone than it does on your average tabletop. Either way, I am reasonably pleased with the way they fit as a distinct but related turn from Barraca’s old Catachan metals. In particular, I am increasingly fond of this Sergeant if only because he looks so entirely certain of, and grimly resolved to, the “venting” issues that will inevitably befall his plasmatic companion. One expects that he will expire with both good taste and manners. 

By the by, these tunics were done with a softened version of my Stone and Bone recipe (minus the final step), and the temperature sensitive weapons were done with this Melta technique (thank you kindly, Roberto Vo5). Finally, my Red recipe is here.  Enjoy.

*Killzone: I can barely remember the days before this all started, and must warn you that there will be more of it before there will be less. Namely, in parts of March I will be documenting the alacrity-inspired series of 6 (yes six) 4x4 contiguous tables for AdeptiCon, then the Killzone events at AdeptiCon, and a couple of tremendous revisions to the Killzone dynamic. Namely, I must thank ThatGuyJames for his genuinely inspired work overhauling two complete decks of Killzone Cards (Fate and Secondary Objectives). The results are agonizingly beautiful and will be available to you, the Killzone enthusiast and gentle reader, sometime in or around AdeptiCon. More soon enough.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Top Tip: Army Tray(s)



Sunday’s post about what you can win for 10$ got me thinking a bit about, well, 10$ -funny how that happens (oh, and if you’ve missed the Alacrity Raffle, click here... Shameless. I know).

And so today I would like to share a quick top tip that I have found both attractive and functional over the years, and which I have found readily available for somewhere between the 10$-20$ mark. Let me first say that I believe in the Container Store. I submit, wholly, to its vision of the universe: ordered, concise, shiny, and compartmentalized. Mere seconds in that store will invariably reinvigorate my faith in and my dreams of a meritocratic, plastic, and smooth acrylic future. I dream of a life in which all my brick-a-brack, dice, brushes, paints, bits, randoms, tins, other dice, markers, dice, scenery, and even armies have an appropriate home –preferably with drawers and possibly with wheels when appropriate.

Well. If they haven’t been relegated to the basement, I keep my armies on a set of bookshelves specifically designated for all things hobby. As Pitmann and I do almost all of our gaming at my house, Pitmann’s Iron Warriors usually camp out there as well. Early on in this arrangement, we found it a bit tedious to remove individual models from the shelves and then replace them in an orderly manner. Moreover, as certain selections or organizations of our particular armies are constantly rotating in and out of vogue, we were looking for a cheap and cheerful method for smart storage, clean presentation, and simple accessibility.

Here’s where the Container Store comes in. While there years ago, the reason escapes me (but then again, I never leave that place with what I intended upon arrival), I found these plastic picture frames. Frames? I said. Pishposh. That's a tray. Clearly (ahem). They are modern, sleek, and you can find a sampling here


I have no use for picture frames, but these trays make an ideal army tray for the day-in-day-out rigors of our small corner in the 41st millennium. We have organized a number of forces in them and can pull out what is necessary in a flash. The Onorevoli, for example, fit entirely in one frame/tray. Pitmann’s Iron Warriors require two, which he has organized according to unit type: Troops and HQ in one, Fast, Elite, and Heavy in the other.

Above, you can see my budding Orks at rest, with a gaggle of Space Hulk gear loitering on top of yet another plastic organizer (which holds some small surviving remnants of my SH gear), as well as a separate smaller tray for an emergent IG Special Operations Group (more Killzone!). There are some new models in that bunch, who we will discuss a bit more this week…


So that’s today’s top tip. I thought we needed a respite from memory lane, but I promise to return to those Assassins in coming days/weeks.

The next post will be on Thursday, in this slightly interrupted week.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

ALACRITY RAFFLE: what ten dollars can buy you

I encourage anyone who has not yet done so either to click here for the details of the Alacrity Raffle, or to skip the formalities and simply donate at the right. This is a genuinely incredible opportunity, bargain, cause. While interest has grown slightly, the odds that you will wake one fine spring morning to find a monstrous, looming Space Hulk on your doorstep are really quite strong (no matter where you live on this great globe). I've still not covered even most modest potential cost of shipping, so that should give you an idea of how strong your chances actually are. Bad for me. Good for you.

For such a modest buy in, the opportunity is simply too good to pass. Let me illustrate. A hasty search of the interwebs tells me that $10.00 US Dollars will earn you the following:

One entry to the Alacrity Raffle. Of course:


At Games Workshop, a bit more than the price of entry to this raffle, $10.75 before tax, fetches you ten Genesis Chapter shoulder pads. Tempting. You shouldn't need me to tell you this, but there's not much else you will find on that website for $10.00 or less.


At Starbucks, $8.95 before tax will see you home with this lovely booklet about coffee, of all things. You may also purchase a coffee at Starbucks for about the same. I'm not sure which would be more rewarding and/or stimulating. But there you go.


I was quite interested to note that on ebay you can actually purchase a ten dollar bill... for $13.99, and that was one of the cheaper ones I spotted. The mind boggles.


I also spotted these postcards for $10.00 even, which is nice if you are in to that kind of thing. 


OR you could buy a single ticket to win ALL OF THIS. I cover shipping. You revel in glory. 


If the raffle generates enough to cover shipping, whatever remains will go directly toward the building of Killzone tables for AdeptiCon. Glorious! Donate now.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Memory Lane: Inquisitors Three, Four, and a quick shot of Five



++If you somehow missed the Alacrity Raffle… click here immediately. Then donate like the wind.++

As my personal Inquisition moved handily out of its two previous incarnations, I drifted inevitably toward the gold that you’ve seen plenty of in recent Memory Lane post. If you missed those lustrous fellows, by chance, have a look here. Good times. Good times.

Despite the superficial similarities, these final two Inquisitors could not be more distinct, and I sincerely believe that each says quite a lot about where and how my wondrous interest in the Inquisition had spun a bit topsy-turvy.

The first golden wonder is, quite clearly, Inquisitor Torquemada Coteaz. There is nothing particular about this model apart from these two details. I have never once used him with his proper  intended retinue, opting for this gaggle instead, and I have never once used him as Coteaz. In this sense, I have unwittingly played him quite straight, but also undermined that effort without ever even having deliberately done so. It's all instinct, or bloody mindedness, I suppose.


By comparison, I really took some liberties with this fellow. He does not have his own retinue. He has a force weapon, sure… and a single lightning-clawed gauntlet. I wish I could tell you how this happened, or how it could possibly work. I think, by way of explanation, I might submit that I was trying to be creative and think outside the Inquisitorial box. Certainly, any support of the Inquisition should know better, and just as certainly I did not intend to think outside the actual scope of the game… that concern somehow got swept aside while I tried to convert an adherent that looked young, naïve, fresh from whatever academy they graduate these monster. Indeed, I remember being particularly focused on trying to make this Inquisitor look suitably noble, but also mean in a lightning-claw-and-force-weapon-in-gold-power-armor kind of way. Hmm. Not so sure about that in retrospect.


Still, I had fun with him, regardless, but it was really much ado about nothing. I think he managed maybe two or three outings on the table (Ref Pitmann and I play quite forgivingly with “counts as”). At the end of the day, he represents a fine moment in my mind –the embodiment of a grand effort to create, and to paint, the best possible model that I was capable, and a simultaneously nod toward the self-indulgent potential of the hobby. Scoffing and stupified indignation aside, I will always like this figure for that simple reason alone.  

And one more peek at this lunatic -who was certainly cut from the same initial clothe as the naive fellow above; however, as his beard and armor surely testify, he's been around a bit longer to dull some of that luster...
Next week: Assassins. Of course. I hope you did not genuinely think I had ignored them...

oh. and be sure to DONATE. The Alacrity beckons.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Memory Lane: Inquisitor Number Two





++If you somehow missed the Alacrity Raffle… click here immediately++

Inquisitor Number Two clearly participates in what might otherwise be described as my “blue phase.” If it’s good enough for Picasso, it’s good enough for the Emperor’s righteous lunatics …for a quick sampling of the other notable moment from that blue phase, check out these holy rollers.

Those initial Blue Terminators inspired this Inquisitor who later inspired his very own Imperial Guard allied force –which in turn was my first genuinely fully-formed, coherent, and functional army; these Inquisitors, by comparison, are clearly all over the map. That’s how these things happen in my nerd kingdom. While neither focused nor as frequent as it might otherwise appear from the rosy distance of the interwebs, once started a snowball becomes an avalanche with alarming haste. I wouldn't have it any other way, to be sure. 

Indeed, you can see some of the Psykers from that IG force skulking about in the background, here looking admirably vexed and world-weary. More often than not, these fine fellows often doubled as members of the Inquisitorial retinue. There were a few other Necromunda gangers as well in that retinue, but these appear to have been lost to the ravages of time. Alas, we hardly knew you. 

The conversion is about as remedial as they come, but I am still quite fond of the pose and particularly the book. Oh that book. I spent hours and hours on those pages, in order to achieve a look that I could probably manage with reasonable calm these days. Still, I am proud of it. The tome, in my humble opinion, looks suitably ravaged by both weather and time. This was accomplished with judicious, and at times generous, layers of the old flesh and brown inks from GW (now from Coat D’Arms); however, the real triumph by my way of thinking was/is the “B” illuminated in the top left corner. Again, that little chestnut took a veritable lifetime, but I am still pleased with the way it reads from a distance (Funnily enough, I am not particularly fond of the right page, nor the overall color scheme of the model… but there you go. One to grow on).

No points for guessing why I chose the letter B for the illumination.  

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Memory Lane: Inquisitor Number One


So here we are back for another week on Memory Lane for a healthy bit of nostalgia and reflection (…but if you somehow missed the details of the auction, please, by all means, click here immediately).

This week, we are going to take a hearty look at my four Inquisitors, each of whom represents one of the quirky three permutations that my Inquisitorial Forces enjoyed in those early years (in chronological order: black and red stripes, blue, then gold). For a better look at the forces supporting these lunatics, please have a glance at the other recent memory lane posts.

Those of you that follow this blog regularly will quite likely find no surprise in that my first Inquisitor was not, in fact, an Inquisitor at all but rather a Librarian of the power armor variety –Dark Angels no less. From this vantage, that actually seems modestly appropriate, but I was not even slightly aware of these things back then. In fact, I remember being rather frustrated by the level of detail on this model in comparison to my skill/ability to paint that detail. I just wasn’t quite there yet. Nevertheless, it’s a tremendously cool model, and I wanted to try my hand. From the word go, I was compulsively drawn toward that delicate balance between the models that struck me, solidly, in this case with a ceramite gauntlet across the cheek, and my only-then dawning interest in the actual game. This simple fact has been a near constant Pushmi-Pullyu (push me pull you) in my hobby experience.
 
As if to punctuate the entire affair, this noble Inquisitor took two unlikely fellows as companions in his retinue. Ignore, if you will, some of the potential heretical iconography found on these dear acolytes (hammers, comets, what?). I certainly did. Again, If the Inquisitor can do it, why can’t they… or so the logic seems to follow -excepting, naturally, that this logic would never, ever hold with the Inquisition. What's not to love about that. I suppose the point, once more, is that hobby interests were working in direct competition to my actual experience with the game, and that this sometimes fragile equilibrium works here, I think.  

Some points of interest (for me) as I look back on this messy and righteous bundle of fury:
The Color Black: these gray robes were never intended to be so. In fact, I was aiming so squarely at black that I repeatedly tried to redo and redo and redo these robes. The effort doesn't show. I know. I know. Indeed, only relatively recently have I learned a technique for black that leaves me feeling satisfactorily, well, black (you can find that recipe here). I remember quite distinctly the maudlin frustration in producing the correct tone back then and, upon reflection, I can see that frustration in all the tones of these models -from top to bottom. Nothing is quite right here. Still, the group remains characterful and coherent, mostly because the quality of the models and because the colors (although off) are consistently so. 

The Banner: the Inquisitor/Librarian’s banner remains my favorite little trick from this group, and one that for some inexplicable reason I have not attempted since. I photocopied the banner from those provided in the codex (or was it a white dwarf article?) onto heavy paper. Then, I trimmed it with a hobby knife and folded it around his banner pole. I used simple white glue to adhere to two sides and bent the folds into it as the glue dried. I love the effect. It could not have been more simple. I do not know why I have never tried it again…

Well. For the next post we will look at the Inquisitor (who is actually an inquisitor this time… but with a slight modification) from the “blue” period. Then Friday, I have two gems for you from the gold.   


Oh, and donate.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

ALACRITY RAFFLE: DO IT



This is a once in a hobby lifetime event. The previous statement is not hyperbole (see * below).


You will likely have noticed by now that I intend to RAFFLE the ALACRITY (sorry for shouting). Certainly, I have been talking about nothing else all week. Here, for your Alacrity convenience, I have included all the salient details in one post. I will be dipping in from time to time with reminders until the date of the raffle arrives… Here we go:


HOW TO ENTER:
Click on the donate button at the top right.
10$ equals 1 ticket. 10$ is the minimum entry and that donation puts your name in the proverbial hat. Each subsequent donation of 5$ earns you another ticket in the raffle.
25$ equals 5 tickets.
50$ equals 15 tickets.
and so on…

Anyone in this universe may enter; I will ship your winnings directly to your door. In the coming weeks, I will send each entrant an email with your lucky ticket number(s). The more you donate the more you likely you will wake one morning to find the entire Sin of Alacrity on your front step. As ever, I encourage you to think about what else you could get for 10$. Moreover, I encourage even the tightest and prevailed upon out there in the greater blogosphere to skip one, maybe one and a half cups of your usual coffee sludge this month and make a worthwhile donation to a worthwhile blog. (see also my note on the merits of raffle v. auction at bottom*).


THE DRAWING:
March 13, midnight, is your last chance to donate and enter the raffle.
March 15, Tuesday, we will select the winner and immediately make the announcement. This will be filmed and posted as well to ensure the more cynical that all is as it should be.
I am packaging the Alacrity this week, so once the winner has been selected, I will get the package in the post immediately –it’s not called Alacrity for nothing.


WHAT YOU WIN:
I have included here a detailed outline of the Alacrity’s Specifications. If, by chance, you would like additional information, photos, measurements, etc. please shoot me an email and I will answer you to the very best of my ability.

So. Those specs:

4 (16”x16”) Great Rooms:
-The Chapel
-The Bridge
-The Detention Chamber
-The Barracks

4 (12”x16”) Rooms:
-Vapor Condenser Room
-Engineering Room
-Storage Room
-Standard Room

1 (8”x24”) Very Long Corridor:

5 (8”x12”) Long Corridors:

6 (8”x8”) Short Corridors:

Tons of Sundry Bits:
-10+ Door Panels
-Biomass Filth
-Barrack Beds
-Sentry Gun
-Interrogation Wracks
-Mechanical Features
-Chapel Pews and Altar
-Flotsam and Jetsam



STORAGE:
I have heard a few people mention that the Alacrity seems rather, well, large. That is absolutely true when spread across a roughly 5½ x 7 -foot table as you see here; however, the pieces are modular and store wonderfully. For years now, the Alacrity has lived on just one single bookshelf in my hobby space. You can’t beat that with a stick. 


PROCEEDS:
All proceeds from this humble raffle are going to cover the cost of shipping …as I type this, I will make a loss on this raffle –that’s bad for me, but good for your chances of winning. While I hope that the raffle gains some interest and traction in the coming weeks, I intend to honor the deal even if only five of you sign on -a deal is a deal. Still, I would like to cover shipping costs at least, so tell a friend. Tell your FLGS. Tell your mother. Tell anyone that might be interested. You will never get more for less. I promise you. This is a once in a hobby lifetime event.  

If, fingers crossed, enough of you enter to cover the cost of shipping, I intend to use the remaining proceeds to help build the Killzone tables for AdeptiCon.


OK. So that’s the raffle in glorious technicolor. Good Luck.

*The Merits of Raffle v. Auction: 
I considered some time ago putting the Alacrity up on the auction block –ebay or somesuch. I decided for a raffle instead for one, and really only one, specific reason: I want everyone interested to have a genuine chance to win her. I do not want the Alacrity to find a new owner based solely on the criteria of financial readiness and/or pocket depth. Instead, I want to send this Hulk of Glory to someone who actually wants it and who will enjoy it tremendously. Everyone in this hobby should have 10$ to spare. Let’s be candid. This hobby takes a small bit of solvency. An anecdotal glance at the GW website tells me that for 10$ you can buy either 3 plastic tactical marines or ten shoulder pads. To be sure, even Telion costs 15$. By comparison, you could win an entire Space Hulk for 2/3rd the cost of Telion. That’s nuts. In this sense, the raffle is designed to be a genuinely stunning bargain, yes, but also a great leveler of opportunity. You have just about the same chance as anyone/everyone else.


And so…
Before you become exhausted by this train of posts, I want to mention that this week I will move on (or rather, back) to my trip down Memory Lane for a solid look at the Inquisitorial side of my old Inquisitorial Force(s). There’s some good stuff to be had. See you tomorrow.

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