Monday, July 28, 2014

"Here, you can have this Land Raider,"

It has been a depressing past 2 weeks. I will spare you the details, as obviously you clicked the link expecting to learn about a Land Raider, not to read my tales of personal woe. To sum up, I was tired. Beaten down, and really just worn out from life. And after completing a 14 hour work day, I decided to make a cameo appearance at the local game store to see what was being played. I really hadn't intended to stick around. And as I'm stumbling about the place, everyone's pal Brian (yes everyone's. If you're a local gamer and you're not at least on civil terms with Brian, the problem is probably you!) spotted me and got my attention.

The following is my inaccurate recall of how the conversation went:

"Hey Joel! Hold on--" he breaks away from whatever he was doing and goes to retrieve something. He comes back "Here, you can have this Land Raider."

Naturally, I was stunned.

"Wow, but I don't have any cash--"

"It's OK, you can have it. It's yours."

"Do you want something in trade?"

"Nah, I got this as a bonus in a trade, it just doesn't fit in with my armies. I run the newer style Land Raiders and Rhino chasis."

Naturally, only a fool wouldn't take such a generous offer. Essentially, Brian was pleased with the Land Raider I built and painted a few months ago for my World Eaters, and deciding it didn't fit his needs, would rather see what I could do with it. He included some khorne bitz as well with this generous, and unexpected gift which I am quite happy and humbled to receive!

So thanks Brian, you ROCK!


This Land Raider has been modified. The original guns are gone, the twin-linked lascannons having been replaced by a strange combination of kit bashed weapons, the origins of which I am uncertain of. So, while pondering this Land Raider, it strikes me as reasonably clean otherwise, and not too terribly damaged. Naturally, I will replace the guns, but which army will get this tank?

This just won't work with my Space Wolves as I run the newer style with them, despite all the anachronistic models in my army.

I could give the Ultra Marines a 2nd one, but that seems like overkill for the way I like to run that army.

My Celestial Lions and Dark Angels, the two armies I have hardly started, I was planning to run the newer style with them as well, and neither one really had a Land Raider in my army design. So back to Chaos. I could paint this as Black Legion (heck, it's halfway painted already if I do! hehe), another Khorne one. or Emperor's Children.

So I shall ponder this in the coming weeks as I rebuild my studio and seek out time for this hobby.

10 comments:

Da Masta Cheef said...

Black Legion? Bleh, they're like the Chaos equivalent of the Ultrabunnies.

If I might make a suggestion: Iron Within, Iron Without...

Greg Hess said...

When in doubt...awesome terrain!

Models such as these can be used to practice and try new weathering techniques, the result of which can be used to create destroyed markers, new terrain, objectives, etc.

Hive Angel said...

First picture looks like you made it a lawn decoration. This way you can always come home to that happy land raider in the yard.

neverness said...

Yeah, it would be the ultimate piece of playground equipment. Little Timmy can have a swing set and a pool, I'll have a Landraider! Oh, and I just am not a fan of the Iron Legion, so that won't work for me.

Hive Angel said...

Little Timmy's Land Raider will be right next to his afformentioned Korn Mower?

:P

Kushial said...

I'd say make it Khorne. Nothing beats bezerkers coming out of a landraider other than bezerkers coming out of TWO landraiders.

neverness said...

Kushial, that's actually a very valid point, and it is indeed tempting...

neverness said...

Kushial, that's actually a very valid point, and it is indeed tempting...

Kardos Darkforge said...

No prob mate, glad you liked it.
When you get time my Wolves need to have a word with your Khorne lads.
MELEE vs MELEE

neverness said...

LOL, it will happen in time! Just got to find that time!