Like tide it emerges from the back of my brain in time to time. I have learned how to ignore it but every now and then it gets impossible resist. Im talking about the army building syndrome here. The unbearable urge to start a new army project.
After the amazing trip to Nottingham last month I felt somewhat exshausted of all this hobby hype. I really started thinking what to do next. I wanted to find that excitement again. You know that feeling that we had when we first started to collect our first armies? The very meaning of this hobby - Building your own fighting force.
I have spinned this idea of army building every now and then, but I have always found it extremely difficult to decide which army to choose and then there is that tedious task of painting also.. so I have always dropped the whole thing.
Something happened last weekend - Maybe it was the beautiful army that Miggs had just recently displayed in his blog or maybe it was my visit to the local GW store in Helsinki and its fantastic store manager Krister (great bloke who's work I should share with you guys in some point) a regular visit left me leaving the store with the new Codex Space Marines.
Then all of a sudden it was crystal clear - I was to build a Space Marine Force!
To make things interesting I wanted to challenge myself a little bit... I decided to choose the most popular chapter (and the most boring in the same time) the Ultramarines.
The "Vanilla Marines" who always do everything by the book and always be the good guys. In a way I have always felt that the image has been drifting too far from where it should be.
I want to create small Space Marine force and use my creativity to make them look totally badass and totally grim&dark 40k.
Im not going to choose the Truescale route but I'l consider using lots of Forge stuff instead. Colour wise I was thinking something like this so kind a pale tones, not as pale as Miggs has done but close anyway;)
I also managed to challenge Kari to do something similar with me! So I guess we both gonna build armies, and who knows maybe we get to fight each other with them in some day =)
In fact, Im also throwing an open challenge to our wonderful "blogsphere" to answer this call to arms. We could all build our own armies and then, who know maybe even play a small tournament in WH world, say in time of the 7th edition of our beloved 40k? ;) (that time limit would probably leave us with enough time to finish this huge task)
If any of you have good ideas and suggestions for cool Ultramarine parts from GW please feel free to leave a hint in the comments section ;)
"We follow the footsteps of Guilliman. As it is written in the Codex, so shall it be"