Hello hobby fans! It’s time for the second instalment of Heresy Vs Heroes where I pit my skills against one of my favourite hobbyists in a battle of the brushes. Last month saw me take on Garfy from Tale of Painters and it’s fair to say he won the public vote – you can take a look at the final pieces here.
So that brings us to this month where I will be taking on my old friend Bobbie, better known to some as Violet Sun Props on Twitter. Bobbie is a relentless hobbyist with some amazing ideas and a history of creating some fantastic armies that she has used on some occasions to crush my armies (mercilessly I might add). Let’s meet her, but first, here’s a reminder of the rules to Heresy Vs Heroes…
• Both competitors will have one month to paint one mini
• The guest will get to choose whether they want to paint a bad guy (Heresy) or a good guy (Hero)
• I (that is me, John) will paint the opposite (so if they choose “Hero”, I’ll paint a “Heresy”)
• The guest will also decide which game system we’re working with – 40k, AoS, Horus Heresy
• The guest will also, if so desired, be able to add one additional stipulation of their choice, and it can be anything
• Heresy: Any “Chaotic” hero/leader/character
• Hero: For AoS, any GA:Order hero/character. For 40k/HH, any Imperial/Loyalist hero/character
And how will we be determining a winner? Well, at the end of the month, we’ll both post a poll on twitter, and the mini that gets the most votes, is the winner. It’s all for fun and a bit of a challenge. You’ll be able to follow along with the challenge as we’ll both be using the hashtag #HeresyVsHero for WiPs, the Polls and the Results. So without further ado, let’s catch up with Bobbie.
Hi Bobbie! How Are You?
I’m doing well, thank you.
Can you tell Me A bit about your hobby history?
I guess I’d be a second generation wargamer. My Dad built up a decent collection of Airfix tanks and figures in his youth and still had them when I was a youngster. So I really started with those and playing historical wargames in more than one sense. I quickly found my way to Games Workshop stuff around the beginning of 1998 with 40k second edition. I was a devoted collector through 3rd to 5th edition, but took a big break up until the launch of 8th edition, which I think brought a lot of people back into the hobby.
I’ve had a bit of a long term project on the go lately, my 5th edition Warhammer Fantasy Vampire Counts army, which I’ve been doing alongside a few other hobbyists putting together their own retro forces. Between painting many many skeletons I’ve been enjoying putting together some 40k character conversions and even a Titanicus Reaver titan. (John – You can check out Bobbies’s Vampire Counts on Arbitor Ian’s Youtube Channel).
And will you be painting Heresy or Heroes?
Whilst I enjoy both I think this time I’ll be going for “Heroes” or at least something approaching it.
Approaching it, eh? Intriguing. And What Game System Are We Going With?
Let’s see what we can come up with for 40k
Any other stipulations?
As is probably evident from my previous answers, I’ve got a good stock of old figures… so lets go for ‘Oldhammer’ as a stipulation.
Alright! Lots of metal and nostalgia – I like it! Pre-match predictions?
I think the only thing I can predict is that we’ll end up with some lovely painted miniatures.
Ain’t that the truth!
And so there you go. Over the course of the next month, you can follow me at @HeresyHeroes, and you can follow Bobbie at @VioletSunProps on Twitter and see how we get on (and find out what Bobbie has up her sleeve)! I’ve got a really fun mini in mind that I’ve had for a while that I think Bobbie will really like, and I dare say Bobbie has a crazy, terrifying and totally awesome conversion in mind, but I’ll have to wait and see. Whatever happesn, this should be a lot of fun.
Look forward to seeing updates soon from both of us, and we’ll put some polls up at the end of the month on twitter. Until then, may your painting hand be firm and your imagination fruitful. Onwards!