What a year…..
This year in terms of my hobby had taken a new turn after over a decade of the norm with Gamesworkshop products. From early this year I was planning to build my HH Iron Hands project and my Doom of Molech AT project. These two would very suddenly stop when I committed my time towards my Fallout Wasteland Warfare collection.
Then the rest of the year was largely dedicated to FWW due to my keen interest in the hobby and setting. The last GW miniatures that I brought that wasn’t a few paints, two White Dwarf magazines and one weekly miniature magazine based product was two Adeptus Titanicus Knight sets back in March.
As of late 2021 I’ve gone to second hand GW army books and miniature products, both to save money and expand my hobby possibilities. RT, 3rd ed 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Dreadfleet, anything I can find really.
2022 will be a very fun time indeed if I ever get around to, say for example, 4th ed Warhammer Fantasy Dwarf drunk adventuring goblin hunters.
Best of 2021
My second Gundam, the MS Deathscythe has been a childhood nostalgia of the late 90’s to early 2000’s, all because of a VHS tape in a video store that I thought was a Transformers series. Despite my lack of knowledge and child minded stupidity, I wouldn’t regret my choice for choosing that cover of Gundam Wing vol 2 showing Duo Maxwell and his MS. I used to have the none graded kit of Deathsythe back in the day, but sadly it was a wreck due to my very young age and not being able to build it to completion.
Fast forward to 2021 and I decided to put aside my FWW project work for a month working on my Gunpla, HG MS Deathscythe. I got this during a time when I had lost someone personally during a very draining and messed up time, returning to a place I thought I’d left behind.
The kit itself was a joy to build from start to finish. I’d be more than happy to go for another Gunpla kit in 2022! 😀
Fallout Wasteland Warfare
2021 was very much full of FWW projects, my Instagram page is full of FWW posts!
It would take me a while to go over everything (and trust me, If I did go on my poor grammar and repetitive habits will bore you to death…) so I’ve done a simple list of what I’ve been doing:
- Completed a two arc NCR narrative settlement series set in Bonnie Springs
- Collected factions to a 500pt minimum caps including NCR, Caesar’s Legion, Supermutants, Minutmen, BoS, Independent characters and my own fan made faction the Frontier Alliance
- Scratch built TONS of scenery and made my own 2×3 gaming board
- Started making my own fan made character gaming cards to use in games of FWW
- Building and planning my next wargaming series starting in 2022
I went from a long time GW hobbyist to ditching that addictive hobby for the Boomers of Vault 34. Jk
Expect plenty of more FWW in 2022 as I slowly build up my New Vegas collection, as well as the upcoming Commonwealth Wave (I’ll only be picking a few sets from that range).
As mentioned earlier, I started my Adeptus Titanicus collection back in March. Though not much progress has been made since then. I think my collection so far looks great despite its small gathering.
The lost post
One of my many projects behind the scenes as I refined my collections, the Blood Pact unification was a homage to the faction of the same name in the long running BL series, Gaunts Ghost by Dan Abnett. Why didn’t I post this lot? Well, after GW did the whole fan animation Policy changes as well as other questionable changes and decisions, I was put off posting this project.
I found a new hobby in FWW which has made me more happier in life with a strong and welcoming community. GW isn’t worth ranting, better to find a hobby worth your time and happiness.
In a couple of days time I’ll be prepared for a new year with new miniature goals, new ideas and even a new hobby to show too! Hopefully I’ll have more to say when I’m certain and ready to post my work! 🙂
That all for today. I wish I could say more on the subject but I’m not that great at expressing myself in long form. I hope your year has been a great one and awaiting 2022 with a fresh start.
Many thanks and a happy new year,