Mercurian maculator (Warzone)
While still looking for some missing zombie soliders for Undead army the decision was made to paint something slightly different from deaders or Bolt Action stuff.There’s been oldie Mercurian Maculator model (Warzone 1st edition of course) staring at me from display case, long enough to deserve some care and attention.
I must say I fell kinda connected to many Warzone models from that age since this was our very first miniatures game etc, but sadly there’s no story behind this one:
I got the piece long after original Warzone was dead just for collecting reason but even during golden time of the game Mercurian maculator was poor tactical choice compared to, for example, Praetorian stalkers…
By the way – can you see the picture above? If so apparently mercyful photobucket changed it’s fucked up policy…
So back to maculator:
I’d really love to see it in action sometimes (about once a year we play classic Warzone game) but looking at such model standing among crowd of Dark Legion infantry in display case is already rewarding. This piece is clear example of what happens if supercool artwork (Paul Bonner after all) meets, well, not-so-supercool execution…
There were lots of such „hybrids” in Warzone, but then again – I think it was just part of „charm” of the game.
The model was painted differently from Bonner’s vision, ’cause I wanted it to fit Demnogonis style army. Painting is easy and nothing spectacular: some base colors applied with airbrush, some glazing and washing, details and voila! Ready for killing!
And one more thing:
Initially I didn’t plan to mention about it but it’s something slowly boiling in my head.
Last week I read polish Bolt Action forum is about to be shut down shortly.
I think I’ve actually expected it would happen one day: it’s rather small community, there were much less posts published recently and most users use Facebook for sharing hobby progress, galleries etc.
I think it might be understandable: FB is more and more popular and it’s way faster to check what’s happening on the wall, than visiting other websites.
Even though in my opinion Facebook wall is just big fucking mess.
But for fuck’s sake, that forum is ANOTHER site being shut down because of what?
Social media? People’s laziness? Or maybe there’s just too much shit available in the webspace so there’s no room for „small” sites?
I won’t allow such thing happen to my bloggy.
Nevaaaaaaaah!!! My spam stays where it is!!!
Phew! I feel so much better now!