Friday, December 30, 2011

Why Don't You Post Rumors, Tim?

Raise your hand if you have you been paying attention to the interwebz lately, regarding the rumored upcoming releases for 2012 from Games Workshop.  Yup, me too.

Now those of you who didn't raise your hands, we'll just pretend that we didn't see your shoulder twitch before you stopped yourself from raising your hand.  Next to hobby-related articles and forum posts, rumors are the next most prolific reading material on my daily list of subjects to hit.

But why don't I ever post any rumors?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I Hate You, Forge World ... Love, Tim

Hot on the heels of my love letter to Privateer Press last week, I decided to take a look at what Forge World had cooked up since I looked last...after all, I had a little Christmas money now and it was burning a hole in my pocket.

...and promptly let loose with a veritable diatribe of profanity that I am ashamed to admit to.  Why, you ask?  

Just look at the above new release from our friends across the pond, then read on.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Darn You, Privateer Press ... Darn You to Heck

"But Tim, you love the P3 Formula paint line and sprays..."

So why am I cursing Privateer Press in a very heated, though censored for young age-friendly audiences, way?

For the most simple reason of all...they triggered my "Ooooh, Shiny!" reflex.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The "Collectors" Syndrome

Having dove into the deep waters of the "Bandwagon" and "Ooooh, Shiny!" Syndromes, I thought we should give proper respect and homage to another, much-loved sickness of our hobby.  This particular malady is plagued by symptoms not unlike the other two, and yet is motivated by the desire for a completely different outcome.  

If ever there would be a need for a "Hoarders, Hobby Edition" show, this would be it...

Enter, The "Collectors" Syndrome.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Converted Inquisitorial Stormtroopers

Hardly ever am I satisfied with a kit as it is.  I'm guessing this isn't a surprise to any of you.  So when I went looking for a model to represent Inquisitorial Stormtroopers, I wasn't happy with any out-of-the-box choices I had.

While I love the Kasrkin Stormtrooper models, they are Kasrkins, not Inquisitorial agents.  What about the Imperial Guard Stormtrooper models, you say?  I find those models a bit lacking in variety of pose and overall aesthetics.

Wonder what I came up with?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tools of the Trade: Outside Opinions and Soundboards

I don't know about you, but every idea I have for any creative endeavor I pursue is always perfect from the get-go.

Right.  And if you believe that, I've got a big, ork-built bridge to sell you.

The first non-physical tools to be covered in this series would be the ones that I honestly don't have any control over!  Outside opinions and using other people for soundboards for my ideas are a staple in my toolbox.  Considering my article earlier this week, I felt it apt to follow up with this particular topic.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Adepticon Cometh

A friend of mine went up to Chicago this past weekend.  In a twisted, evil moment, he sent this image in a text to myself and some of our friends.

Mmmm… Portillo's Italian Beef.

What does this have to do with the hobby, you ask?  Well, this is where we eat pretty much every lunch while we're up at Adepticon!  Then it hit me…

CRAP!  Adepticon is only 4 and a half months away!!!