I managed to get out the other night for the weekly Old Timer's meeting. I don't know what it is, but I just can't seem to get a game in these days. When I arrived, there was really only time to hang out and talk for a little while, but it was nice to get out of the house and talk hobby for a little bit.
I was fortunate to get to see a very cool looking scratchbuilt Tyranid Apocalypse creature based off some fan based rules. I took a few pictures of it and talked to the builder. His name is Ian and he's got lots more WIP shots of the model and more of his other work on his Livejournal site, but I have no idea how to get on there to look at it without registering.
After talking to him for a few minutes, the one thing I found most amazing was that despite the size and scope of what he built, he actually told me it was met with a luke warm reception at best from the greater community when he showed it off.
How is it that someone can build something like this and invest the amount of time and energy into a model like this only to have the gaming community basically dismiss it? Have the standards gone up overnight and I didn't realize it? How does someone look at a model that another person built (scratchbuilt at that) and the first thing they have to say is how it's missing this or that or how it needs to be improved like this or that? Seriously? Maybe I appreciate the model more because I know what it's like to scratchbuild something and fail miserably at it.
It's a bit disappointing really.
I snapped some pictures of a pair of Forge World blight drones one of the guys finished this week. These things are just cool looking. Nurgle isn't my favorite Chaos power, but for some reason, I just like these models.
And to finish the night, I had a little terrain theory I tried out on the guys. I'm going to be expanding on it in a coming post to see what everyone else thinks.
Other than that, we decided that you should never pick up your hits after rolling your dice, only your misses and then you wait until your opponent can see what's left for himself.
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