The New 40k
Firstly, I am overjoyed to see the new scale GW is embracing with the Primaris line. It is fantastic to see miniatures produced that more accurately reflect the beautiful art of the Grim Darkness. I am not a fan of the increasingly cartoony aesthetic however and don't quite understand its appeal to be honest. It seems as though each new kit is becoming cleaner and moving further away from the cold universe of Warhammer. Even the new Death Guard are terribly unthreatening and look as though they just popped out of a Disney cartoon. Additionally, I believe the new lore surrounding the Primaris (and the Primarchs returning for that matter) undermines many of the unique themes of 40k.
I don't wish to dwell on the bad however, as there are a great many things to be thankful for these days! The new direction of community inclusion and innovation in the setting (even if I do not prefer this innovation) that the company has taken is truly admirable and bodes well for the future of the hobby. GW is really working hard to please its fans and is doing a superb job with that. Additionally they have breathed new life into a game that frustrated many and have worked to create a truly exciting miniature line that is not only novel but accessible as well. Sure I am a 30k fanatic and don't care much for 40k, but I am happy for the many many fans that do. It seems as though GW cares as much for the hobby as we do, and that alone is a beautiful thing!
Furthermore, with the new Primaris true scale armies are more accessible than ever and I am very pleased about that!
So how does GW's new scale for the Primaris compare to my miniatures?
Unfortunately not well! I was really looking forward to playing around with these kits to but it seems that I am a madman when it comes to upscaling my miniatures! They look much better than GW's previous incarnation of Astartes however they are still dwarfed by my miniatures. Oh well! I will simply continue making my legionaries my own way!
Like...man, I approve. Like, totally.
Read Angel Exterminatus. I didn't care much for the overall storyline, but Thamatica was hilarious.
Thanks man! Excellent gif choice I might add. I'm thinking about adding Thamatica into the diorama but I don't know much about him and I'm not sure how near he was to Ferrus during the battle. I shall be reading Angel Exterminatus next!
The execution of that model is brilliant, fits your view of the iron hands perfect. Dit it need a lot of green stuff love?
Thank you so much! Oh yes tons, I had to use all of the techniques I have learned to pull it together. He is actually much larger than he looks in the photo and many of the sourced bits had to be enlarged greatly to look natural on Corax's frame (the Corax model serves as his base). From a technical standpoint, he is the best and most complicated miniature conversion I have produced thus far. The pressure is on to paint him correctly now!
On a bit more of a somber note, Alan Bligh's work is the reason I love this hobby so much. In my opinion, The Horus Heresy is Warhammer at its' best and Alan's work was instrumental at creating the depth of realism and thematic aptitude I love it for. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing you, Thank you Alan, you and your work will be sorely missed.
Thanks for stopping by everyone!