Thursday, 5 November 2015

Absolute fucking chaos

So much for a post a week! Sorry folks, life got in the way again, but I have been painting! The night horrors commission is entering the final stages, so I'll be showing off the first couple of batches of them when I have a minute, but for now, a shite photo of the first unit in the latest incarnation of my first hobby love (get all that? Good!), a squad of chaos space marines, specifically plague marines of nurgle: 
I started collecting little metal men at the age of twelve, when on the second day of secondary school, my mate Eoin brought in a games workshop brochure, the red covered one that used to be on the counter. My tiny little mind was absolutely blown. I remember gawping at the shots of the miniatures, the little pink dudes that looked like chewing gum (pink horrors, I was twelve, fuck off), the chaos spawn made from what I later found out was a Talisman barbarian and a plastic wolf.. Jaysus there was loads. Anyway, that led to me swapping my mate some comics for the Goliath half of his necromunda boxed set, and so began months of absolutely great craic bashing each other over the plastic and card underhive. 
Fast forward a few months and I finally found a model shop that sold GW products, and left clutching White Dwarf 198, the one with the slayer on the front and the necromunda Raid scenario/battle report in the back. But there was something else in there, something that grabbed me by the pubescent bollocks and slapped the shit out of me. A chaos marine army built and painted by a Canadian called Jake Vlemmix. It was amazing, and to this day it's still a massive inspiration. While I had been playing necromunda for months, I had no point of reference with regards to the fluff and game setting, so this chaos carry on was totally new to me, and that article is responsible for the outright butchery of not only my goliaths, but also the marine side of the 40k boxed set I split with my younger brother the very next week. 
Now, I've just realised that I've written a shocking amount of rambling shite to accompany one poxy photo, so I'll draw a line under this installment of me popping my chaos cherry until my next post. Thanks for reading if you've made it this far, and I'll be back with more rambling shite next time, when I'll regale you with tales of WD 199 and what that fucking did to my "hobbying"
All the best folks!

5 comments:

  1. That Jake Vlemmix article was a monument for me too, the guys had way too many good ideas and I was astonished he was painting tubes purple as I did too (all my friends it looked silly).

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  2. Like those plague marines. I have a couple and mine look rubbish. Don't remember the White Dwarf, I think my last one was 162, but don't worry about rambling, I like to hear people's hobby reminiscences.

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  3. I've got that issue kicking around someplace still... sounds like you began in the same era I did!
    Codex Chaos was released soon after, and I began painting Night Lords, and converting them as fast as I could as well. A friend asked "Did you start playing Chaos just to show off your painting skills?" I have never even considered it until he brought it up!

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  4. Don't worry, you were only off by 1 issue. The one you're talking about was issue 198. lol

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    1. Jesus you're right, and I was only reading the fucking thing again today! Best fix that!

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