Thursday 26 September 2013

Nostalgia pt. 1

I'm not dead. Just distracted and sometimes busy. I never said that there would be regular up dates. Did I?

I've been doing a few different things over the last few weeks. I little work on the Govenor that I'm not real happy with. Some more Necromunda stuff (I picked up one of the last three eschers I need for the "full set" of twenty on eBay) And I've painted a 1000pt force of UMC for Dropzone Commander (because they are cool and I miss Epic. Not sure that I'll ever play a game of DZC but who cares really)

I've also been painting a bit of pure hobby nostalgia over the last week or so. I remember standing in a store in 1994 with my pocket money burning a hole in my pocket tossing up whether to get a blister of these Guardians or some Howling Banshees. I got the Banshees.
I think I did a better job than I could have in '94 ;-)

 It's a great old model but it makes you appreciate the stuff that is released now days. The detail on it is soft and sometimes muddled or confused. And look at those hands! 

I have half an idea of doing a full 2nd ed army like this but I don't want to be seen as one of those old farts telling kids how good it was back in the "old days", before GW became evil/ greedy/ sold out etc. While I love looking at all the "oldhammer" blogs there is a part of me that is wary of the "old stuff is better than the new stuff" way of thinking. The new eldar stuff is light years better than this. No question in my mind.

I still have all my old models and there is always eBay to fill any gaps in the collection. Maybe I'll just do a few now and again for kicks. As I said pure hobby nostalgia.