Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wolves, Avatar and Heavy Armour

I've just finished reading the 1st Space Wolf omnibus by William King and I must say, its a blast! A very enjoyable read, not only about space wolves but a good insight of the 40k universe and a bit on the Thousand Sons, the wolves arch-enemy. William King's writing may be a bit lengthy or repetitive at some parts but that adds flavor to the story and get the reader to really immense into Ragnar's mind. In the midst of fighting the enemies of the imperium, King managed to portray colorful characters of the chapter which sets them apart from the rest of the Astertes. I look forward to reading the 2nd omnibus to add to my resource and knowledge of this great first founding legion. I'm definitely going to start space wolves with Ragnar and bunch of blood claws on the table to draw blood! At this stage, before I can start on my wolves army, I'll be doing lots more research on the codex and coming out with an army list before any purchasing.

Oh, have anyone catch Avatar lately? Despite the
moderate hype before the movie was released, the review came out very positive and prompt me to take a look myself. I must say it was fantastic! It has exceeded my expectation. The story line is good, the sequence and flow is smooth, and the concept art and design is fabulous.

James Cameron has the script for this movie since 1994 but was waiting for the technology to make this possible. He has developed a detail background of the story, the culture of Pandora and lots of behind the plot/scene information. In fact, once this has proven successful, he's planning 2 more sequel. It seems like that is very likely now as Avatar has already received several award nominations.

I can't help relating the battle scene at the end to be similar to how and Imperial Guard army would battle some Eldar Exodite in a Deathworld planet. Watch it in 3D, good stuff!

On the painting table: I'm working on my pair of Vindicators and trying to finish them off before I assemble my dreadnought+drop pod soon. I'm THIS close to completing my space marine inventory! HA!
It's all just armour and support vehicles now. The only thing I have to worry about now is storage for my 3rd army. I'll be posting the completed pictures in my other blog http://ventris-4thcompany.blogspot.com/.

Oh and before I miss the chance to wish y'all , have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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