I've always been inspired by the high-quality artwork of the 40K universe to convert and kitbash my models, such as the above image (Grey Knight dreadnought unit entry in the Codex: grey Knights). One day I was rooting around my collection and found this hidden gem:
Part 2 of the heretical concept art theme that is "Hey Kids, lets Play 40k!", this time with extra-Chaos flavour as a treat for all you enthusiasts of the Ruinuous Powers. As before, click to embiggen!
Also click on my deviantart profile for the original-sized version of the artwork (re-sized so you can read the enclosed internal memos) and also for more information, if you're curious as to how the idea came about especially on the subconscious thought processes involved.
Disclaimer: All graphic likenesses and copyrights held by original owners, used flagrantly without permission for the sake of satirical parody, no intent to profit from the use/abuse of such copyright, etc, etc.
I present to you the greatest Warhammer 40K movie never made: James Cameron's 'The Catachan'!
This (parody) movie poster was a real labour of love, click to embiggen.
Also, I challenge you dear reader, to spot all the easter eggs. There's approximately a whopping 35no. in total. Happy hunting!
Disclaimer: Original copyright & intelllectual property owned by respective owners, used totally without permission merely in a humourous fashion for the entertainment and amusement of fellow 40k blog readers, etc, etc...
Wot with all the rumour mills going into overdrive regarding the impending Imperial Guard codex release and potential imperial guard vets / stormtrooper (rumoured) kit and/or upgrade pack, it got me thinking....
Do we as Imperial Guard players really need moar plastic crack?
"Johann Richter of the Cadian Castellans successfully grabs the Power Sphere! But beware, xenos scum aren't far behind!"
I love WH40k. I love Blood Bowl. How about Blood Bowl 40K?
(and no, I don't mean Mantic's Dreadball smartypants! It's a pity grim and gritty 40k has had all it's humour sucked out of it. Ah well...)
How about some American Football-style team names?
Imperial Guard - The Cadian Castellans!
Space Marines - The Ultramar Saints!
Orks - The Octarius Raiders!
Eldar - The Biel-Tan Broncos!
Dark Eldar - The Commorragh Chargers!
Tau - The D'yanoi Dolphins!
Necrons - The Pavonis Pharoahs!
Tyranids - The Charybdis Kaijus!
Chaos - The Prospero Patriots!
More information here, along with usual disclaimers e.g. copyrights & trademarks used completely without permission, yadda, yadda. It's a parody piece of box-set artwork for everyone's amusement, is all...
Also: Please excuse the lack of Squats. They would make a great Blood Bowl 40k team though!
Addendum 08/11/13: Many thanks to Bell of Lost Souls for featuring the photomanip artwork on their facebook photos timeline. Great reading all the comments, feedback & discussion generated, much appreciated - I only wish to brighten up everyone's day with a smile! :)
I've been playing around with the spare bitz in my bitz box, and I don't think anyone needs reminding on how versatile and fun the Grey Knights plastic kit has been (has it really been 2 years and a new edition now since the codex has been released?).
The power of 40k artwork shall never be underestimated! On many occassions flipping through various 40K codices, one gravitates towards the dark gothic 40K artwork that abound and sometimes one thinks: "Wouldn't that make a great model to create, paint and play on a 40k table?".
Prior to investing in a Coteaz-wing army, I had experimented with including a Terminator-armour clad Inquisitor Lord in my army list, armed with Psycannon / Daemonhammer combo, with varying degrees of success.
Guess wot? I’ve started a new army for this new 2013. After almost
2 years playing an all-Grey Knight army in various guises (Mordrak Bomb,
Draigowing, Thawnwing, etc) I’ve opted to bolster my collection by playing the
Inquisitorial Daemonhunters faction, a.k.a Coteaz-wing. By taking Coteaz as HQ,
this unlocks Inquisitorial options as troops.
A movie advertisement on a bus passed by me the other day, so I googled it up and much to my surprise, good ol' le soldat expendible Sly is back (again), baby!
Here's the poster in all it's glory:
Pretty spry for a pensioner! In fact, the poster made me think of an old entry from that arcane curiousity, the Codex: Catachan Jungle Fighters (4th ed., still available as a PDF download from the GW website here). Take a look at a sample of the old codex interior art if you don't believe me:
Coincidence? Despite a 10-year difference, I think not! GW better get their act together, I sense lawsuit! :)
Disclaimer: All images used entirely without permission for parody purposes. Bullet to the Head (2013) - copyright Warner Brothers, Codex: Catachan Jungle Fighters interior art & redundant ruleset (2002-2005) - copyright Games Workshop.