Birthday presents

It was my birthday this week so I’ve been quite busy for a few days. This has meant that the haphazard pile of models on my desk hasn’t moved much. Technically it’s got bigger as I’m now the owner of a Venerable Dreadnought. I’ve mentioned before that I like dreadnoughts but I didn’t own one until now. I’m looking forward to lavishing some attention on this one some time.

I also received a copy of The Emperor’s Gift by Aaron Dembski-Bowden which I then read (1 ½ times so far). It is a really, really good book. I was wondering how Dembski-Bowden would write “good guys” and I can now say that they are as engaging as the bad guys, not that anybody in that book (with the possible exceptions of Vasilla and the cyber mastiff) is particularly good. The First War for Armageddon is a pretty big event in the Space Wolves codex. The version in the Emperor’s Gift is subtly different, the character that finally stops the bloodshedhas changed for a start, but it’s recognisable as the same story (and a lot more gripping). I accidentally found a spoiler for the book on the Lexicanum while looking for something else, so I knew what the big reveal was before it happened, but it did not stop that part from being so good that I read it through three times or so just so that I could enjoy it again.

I haven’t done much this weekend beyond reading, I’ve been too tired, but I did apply greenstuff to a few models. Hopefully this week I can get them ready to undercoat and paint as I’d really like to get at least the Wolf Priest on bike finished enough to use him (and by extension my Swiftclaws) in a game.

Anyway, that’s it for now.



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