State of the Hunt, week 32/2020: Not dead yet…

Oh my, it’s certainly time for another update! I must apologise for the lack of content over here: It seems like, unlike everybody else in the hobby scene, I didn’t use the Covid19-related downtime to paint 10,000 points of tabletop models — in fact, I haven’t even managed to paint more than a handful of models this year, to be honest. And while I would love to blame current events, world politics or any other kind of external force, the more likely explanation is a mix of my eternal laziness and several distractions.

But once again, my good friend Annie provided me with the motivation to get back to the painting table — albeit for a different reason than usual…

I. All good things…

Earlier this month, Annie left the blasted plains of northwestern Jhermani for one of the big Hive Cities further north. Which is great for her, but actually a massive catastrophe for my personal hobby productivity, because our joint painting and converting sessions were always a shining beacon of “finally getting stuff done”. Under no circumstances does this mean, however, that we won’t be having any painting sessions in the future — quite the opposite, I hope. The logistics will just be slightly more complicated. But that remains a problem for another day.

For now, I wanted to create something nice and topical for Annie to wish her well on her way, so I picked up a brush (for the first time in months, I might add), and made her this:






“Guten Flug” means “Have a good flight” in German, in case anyone was wondering (because y’know, that gobbo seems to be a pilot and everything…). The model itself is a Blood Bowl event model Annie gave to me a few years ago, so it seemed like the perfect choice for this occasion. The plinth was made from a piece of Zebrano wood I got from my uncle (who uses different types of wood to create his own knife handles). I’d say it all makes for a nice little ensemble — and the piece should fit right in with all of the nifty Blood Bowl stuff in the showcases at Annie’s new place.

So all the best, and don’t think you’ll be safe from me ‘oop north πŸ˜‰

II. Supply drop from the lowlands:

Another shout out must go to my buddy Augustus b’Raass who sent me a lovely bitz drop earlier this year — what a delight!


To my great regret, I have yet to figure out what to do with most of those lovely bitz — but thinking about that is already half of the fun, and also seems like the perfect activity for lazy summer afternoons in the sweltering heat…

At least I have already started messing around with some of the stuff Augustus has sent me: Some of the heads from the Necromunda Corpsegrinder Cult seemed just perfect for some of my models, after all.

For instance, one of the bare Corpsegrinder faces seemed like the ideal piece to add some extra oomph to this 30k World Eater in Cataphractii armour I converted back when “Betrayal at Calth” was released:



The angry expression in combination with the tubes and augmetic plugs seem just perfect for a World Eater, yet the lack of mutations led to me using it one a 30k model, rather than a 40k one.

But fear not, my 40k World Eaters were also able to claim a skull, so to speak: One of the slightly more elaborate, horned Corpsgrinder masks ended up on the rocket launcher wielding World Eater I converted a while ago:


I kept tweaking this model for what feels like ages, swapping in head after head, but now I think I may finally have found the right part to complete the conversion.What do you think?

Oh, and speaking of World Eaters, I have finally started to paint the next member for my “Hateful Eight” project, the icon bearer based on one of the classic metal World Eaters from the 90s. I shared the conversion with you in a previous post:


Having painted the little goblin pilot shown above, I didn’t want to lapse back into utter laziness again, and seeing how I already had the red paint pot before me, I got to work…

This reminds me that I’ll have to share my current World Eaters recipe one of these days — in case anyone’s interested, that is!

Anyway, this is what the model looks like right now:


Still some work left to be done, but I think I am on the right track!

III. Visiting some Islands…

Wait, you didn’t think we’d make it through this post without a mention of my current infatuation with Media molecule’s “Dreams”, did you? Seriously, though: Just a short heads-up, because I have been plonking away at my game, “Islands”, and making small tweaks and updates based on user feedback. So regardless of whether or not the game is actually any good, it’s at least getting better and better πŸ˜‰

I have also created another trailer for the game that I think gives you a pretty good idea of what it looks like. Check this out:

If you happen to have access to both a PlayStation 4 and a copy of Dreams, I would be delighted if you were to check out my game. It can be found here.

 

Anf that’s it for today. I certainly hope this update finds you all well! If you have any thoughts or feedback, I would, of course, love to hear them!

As always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more! And please stay safe and healthy!

13 Responses to “State of the Hunt, week 32/2020: Not dead yet…”

  1. Love the “Guten Flug” mini! πŸ™‚ A little gem!

  2. Great stuff- love the mean looking terminator.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  3. If you’re feeling up for adding cultists/beastmen and a dark apostle to your world eaters, I couldn’t help noticing the whip from the bloodstoker, and I think a dark apostle whipping cultists/aspirants/beastmen into a frenzy would be cool

    • Haha, yeah: I actually still have another of those whip arms in my bitzbox, and you can be sure that I’ll find a good use for it in my World Eaters army one of these days… πŸ˜‰

  4. Throwaway Says:

    I saw some of your old pictures as posts on reddit, quite nostalgic. I am noticing this blog is going quite slowly at the minute, I hope that’s not because you feel like no-one is interested- I sure am!

    • Cheers for the comment! πŸ™‚ The slow going here was mostly due to the fact that I was very much occupied by other things (such as sinkin *way* too much time into “Dreams”), but I’m not going to lie here: My interest in working on content for the blog is directly proportional to the amount of comments I get, because people actually interacting with this stuff is the biggest motivator for me to keep blogging. And in the days of our Instagram Overlords, it’s becoming harder and harder to actually get people to engage with content…

      • Throwaway Says:

        That’s a real shame, and I’m sorry to hear it. We are witnessing the end of an era here, hold out as long as you can! Your content is as good, if not better, than ever.

      • Thanks a lot, mate! I’ll try my best! πŸ™‚

  5. Long time follower here, just wanted to tell you that watching your work evolve has been a true pleasure. I have personally taken inspiration from more than a few of your projects, and I look forward to each and every update to this site. Thank you for sharing your hobby time with us!

    P.S. I would love to get more information on your current World Eaters red paint scheme. It looks better and better every time I see a new model!

    • Hey Brett, thanks a lot for your comment! I really appreciate it! As for the World Eaters recipe, I’ll definitely put together a step-by-step tutorial as one of my next posts!

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