Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pimped Eldar Ride

Someone likes their miniature war vehicle more than I like my car. Great paint job here, from CoolMiniOrNot.


  1. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Well, I've SEEN your car, and I would care more about this model as well.

    Three other things:
    1. Beautiful model. I love spaceships with big, birdlike swoopy extensions that serve no practical purpose in vacuum. They're almost as fun as giant metal phalluses or spaceships with boobs.
    2. There is probably a mathematical formula expressing the inverse relationship between "time a guy spends on a model like this" and "quality of social interactions with other human beings" particularly women.
    3. Gotta love a model you could stab or slash someone to death with should they make fun of you based on point #2.


  2. Hey, I got a new car. A mazda 5. It's pretty sweet. It's silver, so I think I should paint the curlicues black, don't you?

    It now occurs to me that the top view of this ship looks like a Klingon Bat'leth.

  3. You know, dg, it's almost as if you don't share my fascination with all things Warhammer.

    Doesn't the brand dominate the wargame section of your local comics shop? Haven't you noticed how it came to do so over the last ten years or so? Haven't you wanted an explanation for the utility of a chainsword in combat?

    By the way, the Warhammer 40k books by Dan Abnett are actually good. Seriously.

  4. Anonymous9:45 AM

    First off, congrats on your car! That sounds like a nice yet practical vehicle.

    Hey, I was serious about ALL my points, including the back-handed compliments, so I'm not totally bashing the game.

    And let me tell you, my friend, I have been in an actual, dedicated Games Workshop store on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Nothing but (now old) Warhammer stuff and dioramas. I backed out very slowly. And though I don't get to go to my local comics store very often anymore, it seems to be heavily dominated by Magic card packs/boxes and Heroclix.

    Dan Abnett wrote some great storylines a few years ago for the Legion of Superheroes comic in conjunction with co-writer Andy Lanning (the DnA team), so I believe he could write Warhammer tie-in books that didn't suck. (And I say that as someone who never reads the Star Trek/Star Wars tie-in books and didn't even pick up the Firefly one that I saw recently.)