Once upon a time, I posted a WIP update every Sunday here on the Ones. Admittedly, I was rather green and rather fresh out the blogging box back then. I also only had one baby to mind in those days –they do take the hours out of a day. In sum, I had a lot more work to show on a weekly basis than I do now.
More than anything, however, I must have made a mental shift somewhere along the line and only just realized in these last few weeks: somehow I started to think a bit too much about the posts on this site. I convinced myself that I should only really show my completed or very nearly completed (though not necessarily best) work. That is a mistake, I believe in retrospect, not only because it limits what I can post, but also because it suggests that this is all something akin to serious.
So here is the first of a new regular series of posts about my work in progress, much of it crude, sloppy, hasty, and otherwise representative of the crunch my hobby feels these days. But that is the simple beauty of this grand experiment.
These Space Wolfish Terminators are part of an “armored might” themed Special Operations team. As participants in this theme, they must all have a 2+ save …which is Killzone’s clever way of hamstringing abuses while still leaving the door wide open for players that like a good theme.
I like a good theme.
I have only fought once with this list before, and lost on missions to FrozenJoe’s formidable Dark Eldar list. Still, I had enough fun that I wanted to take a genuine bash and model up the force properly …for the sport of it if nothing else.
A Virtue of Necessity:
One thing. I was absolutely not about to spend another penny for this team. Not one.
And so, as one does, I worked with reasonable diligence to make a virtue of necessity. You will have noticed by now the generous dashes of Grey Knight (and other non-wolf) material mixed in with these hardened killers. They are a desperate kit bash. I did not have enough Grey Knight pieces to make more than one proper from head to toe, and the same could be said for these Wolves.
Theme to the rescue.
As I built these, I imagined that this particular Special Operations team had been “loaned out,” as such, to the Inquisition, or an elite branch of the Grey Knights, or whatevs. They have access, then, to some of this wargear and their Sergeant looks decidedly more Inquisitor than wolf, though not entirely so. In all, I picture them as not-so-distant cousins to the brutes that chopped up the Thousand Sons way back in the distant future.
I have one more model to make here, a lone wolf, with two fenrisian sidekicks, but I am very nearly out of wolf gear –so grey knight and chaos bits perhaps?
We shall see.