Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hobby Glory

This poor, forlorn, neglected little blog certainly doesn’t show it… but these recent days, weeks, months have been a time of pure, unfiltered hobby glory for yours truly. The whole hobby universe, it seems, currently rests at my doorstep (often in UPS packaging that inspires scowling from the wife). I am certainly not the first to say it, but this is a golden age for our fine hobby.

And I’m knee deep in it.

New Editions. New Ranges. Whole New Game Systems (currently looking at my 3rd). I’ve had a hand in all of that these past few months. And again, the blog certainly has not demonstrated this only because I have been too busy getting my glory on to stop and type about it.

That, and because there are two things in the pipeline that weren’t quite ready for proper public discussion.

One of them will be announced next week.

In the mean time, feast your eyes on a little of what’s been on my plate. Because Roberto Vo5 is an absolute legend, because it was recently his birthday, and because the good man subscribes to the Hobbiton tradition of giving on one’s birthday… generously… well. You know what this is.

To be candid, I have wanted to build one of these for a very, very long time. Then I read Titanicus, and that desire turned to something much more primal, more visceral, more potent.

Thank you, Roberto Vo5!!1!! Glorious.

This one is going to take a while. It is, clearly, a mammoth undertaking (dare I say, titanic? No. apologies). In fact, I would not expect to see it on the table top until mid 2013. I am going to enjoy this. Slowly.  


The Dark Templar said...

Lucky, lucky, lucky!

I too have had my eye on one of those corrupted beasties for years!

Won't pay for it now myself, so look forward to seeing you build and paint one in my stead!


Karitas said...

Nice.. Chaos reaver?

I'm up to my eyes in a loyaist Warhound model.. but the guy I am doing it for.. want it chaosified.. so I've got my work cut out.

Have fun with this thing.. take your time, but try not to procrastinate too long, these big models can become monolithic in thier ability to imtimidate.

40K Giveaway said...

when I first saw the pics, I thought you had made some sweet bunkers out of chaos titan greaves. I then saw how silly I am, and the greaves are still on sprue. Either way, I look forward to work on this project!

Gotthammer said...

Ah, the Warhound... pain awaits you my friend - paiiiiiin!
It comes in in the shape of millions of tiny pistons that all have to be cut perfectly to shape.

That said everything above the waist is super easy to fit together.

Son of Dorn said...

I'm eager to see it finished. I hope you'll provide some WIP pictures from time to time. :)

Brian said...

@ Dark Templar. Indeed. I count myself lucky beyond reason or merit. Jammy even. I consider it an honor to take up this mantle. Corruption Ho!

@ Karitas. I have been watching your progress with some considerable and renewed interest. The basing tips, in particular, have been quite inspirational.

@ 40K Giveaway, now that would be a novel use of a Forge World shinguard. HA!

@ Gothhammer. Duly noted. I expect to peel this one back slowly as well. Oh the suffering!

@ Son of Dorn. Cheers mate. It's going to be a while, but there will certainly be some step-by-steps along the path.

Thanks one and all for the tips and support. This one certainly goes to eleven.