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Monday, 22 November 2021

The Imperium is Driven by Hate. Warhammer is Not.



The Imperium Is Driven by Hate. Warhammer Is Not.

There are no goodies in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. 


Especially not the Imperium of Man.

Its numberless legions of soldiers and zealots bludgeon their way across the galaxy, delivering death to anyone and anything that doesn’t adhere to their blinkered view of purity. Almost every man and woman toils in misery either on the battlefield – where survival is measured in hours – or in the countless manufactorums and hive slums that fuel the Imperial war machine. All of this in slavish servitude to the living corpse of a God-Emperor whose commandments are at best only half-remembered, twisted by time and the fallibility of Humanity.

Warhammer 40,000 isn’t just grimdark. It’s the grimmest, darkest. 

The Imperium of Man stands as a cautionary tale of what could happen should the very worst of Humanity’s lust for power and extreme, unyielding xenophobia set in. Like so many aspects of Warhammer 40,000, the Imperium of Man is satirical.

For clarity: satire is the use of humour, irony, or exaggeration, displaying people’s vices or a system’s flaws for scorn, derision, and ridicule. Something doesn’t have to be wacky or laugh-out-loud funny to be satire. The derision is in the setting’s amplification of a tyrannical, genocidal regime, turned up to 11. The Imperium is not an aspirational state, outside of the in-universe perspectives of those who are slaves to its systems. It’s a monstrous civilisation, and its monstrousness is plain for all to see.

That said, certain real-world hate groups – and adherents of historical ideologies better left in the past – sometimes seek to claim intellectual properties for their own enjoyment, and to co-opt them for their own agendas.

We’ve said it before, but a reminder about what we believe in:

“We believe in and support a community united by shared values of mutual kindness and respect. Our fantasy settings are grim and dark, but that is not a reflection of who we are or how we feel the real world should be. We will never accept nor condone any form of prejudice, hatred, or abuse in our company, or in the Warhammer hobby.” 

If you come to a Games Workshop event or store and behave to the contrary, including wearing the symbols of real-world hate groups, you will be asked to leaveWe won’t let you participate. We don’t want your money. We don’t want you in the Warhammer community.

For those heroes out there running their own Warhammer events, we’d love for you to join us in this stance.

Over the years, we’ve been fortunate enough to support events like AdeptiCon, the Las Vegas Open, Blood & Glory, and many, many more with terrain, prizes, and goody bags. We’ve also provided staff to help with organisation and rules queries, and to judge painting competitions and run seminars.

This is a re-posting from the Games Workshop Community web page that I fully endorse and support.

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Tor Garadon

I had completely missed this model release by GW and in my quest to reignite my hobby passions, thought would start with 1 single model and see if it inspires a new army.

I am also going to be looking at new style of painting for me which has a really strong following online which is Grimdark. 

The sculpt on this model is lovely a real sense of power in the pose and some great details to focus on. At the moment I have left the shoulder mounted gun off as I am not sure if I am I will use him as Tor Garadon or as a Captain for a new army. 

Next undercoating and first coats 

Monday, 13 July 2020

Long Time no posting

It's been a few months now since I have posted, as most of my models I have been popping up on my Instagram account.

But thought would share a couple of my finished models.

Couple of Cherubs for my Sisters of Battle army. Really love the sculpts and will be adding them to each of the squads that is in the army. I am now hunting around to see if I can find more variant models through the GW range.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Some Thoughts On Isolation, Quarantine and HobbyTime

Quarantine and Isolation Thoughts and a new project Hobby From Home

Hi guys!

It’s been a while since I contributed to Dibdab’s Hobby Blog, and finding myself sitting at home with not a lot else to do in these strange times we find ourselves in, I thought it best to start updating again.

But first a few thoughts on Isolation HobbyTime. Here in the UK we are under a government induced lockdown, where we are prohibited from leaving the house other than for essential food shopping, medical care or to travel to work for those unable to work from home. As the boss has graciously given us 2 weeks paid holiday to tie the business over and ensure we are still paid, and only having a few hours a week where I have to check emails, I thought it the perfect time to find some time for myself and my hobby.

And thus I find myself in a new push on getting through my various projects (some work related, some personal) that have been kicking around the old hobby area for a while. Prior to this, I’d been finding every excuse under the sun to not put paint to plastic or just play a game, and since playing is now a no no (social distancing 101) painting it is :)

This also serves to give me the kick up the backside I need (how else am I going to occupy myself other than staring at the 4 walls?!) to actually finish some outstanding projects and armies.

So here we are, my to do list over the next 14days which will serve me well in clearing some space, ticking off some quite outstanding pieces and also occupying my thoughts:

  • Warhammer 40k Tau (also my chance to actually use the contrast paints I bought on release)
  • USMC Gulf War Team Yankee force
  • Outstanding Brit Para Company for Flames of War
  • Aeronautica Imperial fighter wing for AI
  • Start my LW Soviet Tank Army for FOW
  • Adeptus Titanicus Titans (all built for over 2yrs but languishing alone in the dark)
  • Black Powder British Napoleonic's which have also lain unloved in my drawers
  • British Fleet for Black Seas

I don’t think it an ambitious list, but actually sitting down and going at it has been the issue to date. So my pledge for Hobby From Home is to get down on it, post my progress and see what I can produce. I will be posting on here WIP updates and also on my Instagram too (@dark_vapian)

What projects will you be looking at doing? Also share what your social media accounts are at so I can take some inspiration as I’m completing my list!


Friday, 3 January 2020

Word Bearers Test Model Complete

Word Bearers Test Model Complete

I have completed my first test model for the Word Bearers. Yet to decide on wether to add decals or scripting to the model.

I probably will. so work now press ahead to get the first 10 models completed whilst I am working on them will also start the HQ model. 

Aiming to have these completed by the end of January and hoping that no other distractions come into the frame.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Happy New Year

Happy New One and All.

Hope you have a great 2020.

There are going to be no Hobby resolutions this year as last year I did not stick to them at all.