500,000 views — and a huge “Thank you!”

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Hey everyone,

Eternal Hunt has actually hit the 500,000 views mark earlier this week, and not only is this a pretty awesome achievement, but it’s also the perfect occasion to say a big thank you to all the people who have been so relentlessly supportive of this hobby endeavour of mine over the last couple of years: Back in 2012 when I started this blog, this was mainly a way of forcing myself to actually get something done and show it to those who might be interested — and as it turns out, quite a few of you seem to be. Awesome!

But there’s more: I’ve received an amount of feedback and support that I could never have expected back then. So here’s to all of my hobby buddies: To Biohazard who was the first to provide me with some bitz I needed and who continues to be an unfailing help as well as a brother-in-arms (World Eaters 4 Life, yo! πŸ˜‰ ). To PDH and Commissar Molotov and Brother Ludovic and Sagal, among others, for providing brilliant bitz drops that let me do stuff like this, for instance:

Various DV Chosen conversions
To Ron Saikowski, one of my hobby heroes, for letting me have his wonderful Astropath conversion, and to Drone21C for sending me lots of cool stuff, among it his wonderful Arch Deaconne model and some excellent custom heads (a favour I have yet to repay):

INQ28 class of 2015 (2)

To Miniature Tim, who went through the trouble of sending a huge box of stuff to Germany when I won his giveaway a while back. I mean, just look at this load of stuff:

Presents

 

To Augustus b’Raass for not only sending me bitz but also offering to provide half a pot of the OOP GW Blood Red, which actually allowed me to get my model for Lord Captain Lorimar painted:

Lord Captain Lorimar (9)
And, speaking of Lorimar, thanks to Greyall and Bloodygoodtime for their excellent, respectiv illustrations showing two very different but fantastic interpretations of the Master of the Hunt:

Lord Captain Lorimar by Greyall

Lord Captain Lorimar by Greyall

 

illustration by Bloodygoodtime

illustration by Bloodygoodtime

 

And, of course, to Jeff Vader. Not only for being a constant inspiration when it comes to the painting and modeling side of the hobby, but for being so awesome as to send me a copy of his utterly fantastic book Nordiska VΓ€sen (which, by the way, is totally awesome and a compulsory purchase):

Nordiska VΓ€sen next to its predeccessor in spirit, the seminal "Faeries"

Nordiska VΓ€sen next to its predeccessor in spirit, the seminal “Faeries”

 

I am also very grateful to DexterKong with whom I have been ceaselessly exchanging hobby ideas for quite a while now, and who keeps challenging me to become better and better at converting and painting — an invaluable service, because it’s far too easy to grow complacent.

The list really goes on and on: Thanks to all the people on the forums who have helped me grow as a hobbyist. And, of course, to all the followers and readers of this blog. For the comments, the views, the Likes and the support. And many thanks, last but definitely not least, to those of you whom I may have forgotten in this list. I am sometimes an ungrateful bastard, sorry for that πŸ˜‰

Running this blog for the last couple of years has been an extremely rewarding experience, and my hobby activities, not unlike this blog, have grown in a way that I couldn’t have foreseen. And it’s all thanks to you guys! So, again, thank you, from the bottom of my heart! You guys rock!

Before I embarrass myself any further, suffice to say that there will be a fresh update with a detailed look at a big (and now finished) model coming next week. Until then, have a great weekend, people! And, as always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!

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31 Responses to “500,000 views — and a huge “Thank you!””

  1. Jeff Vader Says:

    Yay! Three cheers for you Krauty! Here’s to the next half a million views!!

  2. Thanks to YOU Kraut, for starting this blog and showing people that Works Eaters can have substance and depth. And, of course, for being a driving inspiration to me, and encouraging me to keep in the hobby. One day I’ll get to the 500k mark, I swear.

    • That is very nice of you to say, Dexter! I really enjoy our “jam sessions”, and it’s good to know the feeling is mutual. Will be e-mailing you shortly, btw. I’m just a slowpoke right now, sorry for that! πŸ˜‰

  3. Congratulations on reaching such a milestone! I only discovered your blog recently but it’s fantastic and it has already inspired me to get on with a converted army of my own.
    Keep up the excellent work!
    Thanks
    Frontline Armchair

  4. Eldudebjornbjorn Says:

    Quite an accomplishment, congratulations!

    Thanks for being a constant source of inspiration. All the best to you and good luck with the job hunt, I really miss the regular updates from you over on BnC.

  5. Congrats on the half million views. It’s a testament to the quality of your posts and the consistent inspiration you give us. I’ll be helping you get to the full million! Keep up the great work.

  6. Well deserved mate! πŸ™‚ Have loved seeing you in my feed this whole time, and look forward to more!

  7. Congrats man, and so you go on to inspire others… that’s some circle of life shit right there dude!

  8. Congrats man, thank YOU for fueling my hobby!

  9. Dave Taylor Says:

    Congrats on an awesome milestone, KS! Your blog has been a go-to site since it’s arrival. Here’s to many more posts!

    Cheers
    Dave

  10. I fully expect to see you on a million in a year or so. Your blog is one of the reasons I started mine to be honest, so thank you for that.

  11. 500,000 views isn’t nearly enough. You deserve more because frankly, that’s the sheer amount of content and inspiration you provide to not only myself, but the community as a whole πŸ™‚

    Congratulations my friend! Here’s to the next 500,000!!!

  12. Congratulations Kraut! Looking forward to your next update as always!

  13. Bloodbaron of England Says:

    Awesome work KS! Your stuff has inspired many people (including me), and shows even the blood mad fanatics that be Khornate Worshippers have a backstory. Next milestone 1,000,000!

  14. Congratulations, Kraut. Nice to see so many people interested in your work. And there are many reasons to be interested in your stuff πŸ˜‰
    I’m still a huge fan of your Inq28 stuff. You inspired me to start some Inq28-flavored cultists for my Thousand Sons.

  15. […] already told you a while ago that hobby luminary and kick-ass illustrator Jeff Vader was awesome enought to send me a copy of […]

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