Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Advocatus: GW Wants You (to spend money)

So GW has seen fit to post this monstrosity on their blog site. I am not really sure what the expected reaction is meant to be... are we supposed to want to build this thing, to just ooh and aah over it, or what?!

The MSRP for the kits used add up to well in excess of 400 USD. Why would you even bother posting something like this?! I can't see any hobbyist their right mind wanting to build this thing (of course, no hobbyist is truly ever of sound mind) and even if they did would they spend that much hard earned cash on it.

I would actually like to see GW providing suggestions for kit-bashing that are actually affordable (or at least leverage the meager bitz selection available through their site). I realize that the days of actual hobby content, either online or in White Dwarf, are long gone. But I do sometimes find the content posted on the blog vaguely offensive. It's like the little rich kid thumbing his nose at you when he gets his shiny new, rending pony and you are stuck with your 2x4, home built rocking horse.

What do folks out on the interwebs think? Am I being too sensitive? Should I just stop frequenting their site?


Mr.Esty said...

Waaaaaaaaaaaaay too sensitive.

It's a big, ugly conversion. They're just demonstrating the flexibility of Apoc rules "look! You can even use this hunk of junk!".

Morgrim Dark said...

Pretty much sums it up! I suppose if I had unlimited access to GW plastic crack I would build some monumentally craziness too.

I have always wanted to build some solid 40k buildings (not bastions) representing precinct houses and the like. However, the CoD kits just don't include enough solid pieces to do so. The one small building I put together was from a bunch of CoD sprues that I was given at a Games Day terrain make and take...

...because someone had stolen the terrain piece I had made!! Story for another time.

Barjack said...

What a waste, that thing is hideous, no wonder they charge us so much thier wasting all the profit on crappy looking models that thie rgoing to use once and shelf it.