Brotherhood Update

On the hobby side of things, there just ain't much going; Fallout Vegas has seen to that!  (Vault 34 is a brute.)  I did finish some Brotherhood Wolf Guard by kit-bashing different metal and plastic kits.

So, obviously I'm going with double Wolf Claws with a scattering of Storm Shields and a Thunder Hammer.  Why?  Simply because I like the way it looks.  I'm planning two incarnations of the Brotherhood; the heavy, tournament list and the fluffy, fun army.  This is a nod toward fun.

The Brotherhood is all about a different profile.  I'm using bits and parts that are the opposite of what one would expect.  It's a nod to the strange, and I'm really digging it.  It helps that I already have the parts, of course, and I get that not everyone will dig the look.

For those who've noticed I missed my BoK and Bell articles, no worries, and thanks for the emails.  I'm fine, but I had a rather stressful week deciding whether to stay in my current job, where I'm starving slowly due to the demands of school, or take a step back to take a step forward and move on to a new job.

They say death, divorce, moving, and changing jobs are among the most stressful things one can do.  I'm here to attest to the latter; I've been a wreck this week fretting over it.

It's not always easy to walk away from something you love, that you're comfortable with, to pursue something new.  I'm grateful my boss is awesome: I talked with her about it yesterday and she's helping me make the transition.

Ah well - enough talk-talk.


Kirby said...

They look sweet Brentus. I want a close up of the guy in the middle please!

Loquacious said...

I'm starting to see why CSM are so damn popular- the conversions and many different looks are very cool.

Love these.

Good luck on the job deal. work and transitions are hard. Thinking good thoughts your way.

Aventine said...

Really loving the look of these guys. You say they look strange and it is true. Maybe it is only because I watched it last night, but they remind me of 'The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus'....

Aventine said...

... and other dream-like movies I suppose...

Grimnar Angband said...

Now that looks awesome, keep up the good work! Now lets see some army lists, I would love to see how you plan on playing it.

Granesh said...

Excellent looking stuff there Brent, and interesting use of the Combat Shield for Storm Shields. Now lets get some paint on there! Also, good luck with your changing life, sometimes you have to take chances to up your state of living, and I hope it all goes well for you!

Anonymous said...

I personally find them to be proper for what I've seen of csm so far

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