Warhammer Visions may be really hitting it's strides.
It's not really about "the new" because really it just rehashes a lot of shots from White Dwarf when it comes to new releases - it's about the little gems it finds out there in the world of the hobby.
A month or so back, we put to you that this was becoming a community publication - showcasing some great armies from around the world. It's out of this community that we often share over Twitter or Facebook or Pinterest that some real superstars come to the fore - Maxime Pastourel is just such a superstar!
It's been a while since a name has really been associated with a certain style, Victoria Lamb is one example, John Blanche another. These guys have a real look or feel to what they do that sets a mood, and inspires others, even influences the direction of the hobby.
Maxime gets to show off his Nurgle 40K force in this issue and it's really something you have to see.
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The Sunfire Plasma Annihilator, the Arioch Power Claw and the Lucius-Alpha head. These literally debuted days ago and here they are in all their glory. Those two new weapons are amazing, especially the Power Claw. Forge World also show some painted examples of the recent Thousand Sons releases..
I really do think that Maxime Pastourel is the next big thing and I'm interested to see if GW take a leap out of his book and we start to see some releases influenced by his work. If not, someone like Warex should start producing aftermarket accessories based on his work!
Something interesting happened in the 'Eavy Metal section - not only do we see a test scheme for the Tau that didn't get off the ground for the recent releases, but Darren Latham's awesome Stormcast Eternal that was featured in White Dwarf the other week makes an appearance in this section... and whatever they did here does not do this amazing paint job justice. Compare the White Dwarf from last week, and this picture in Warhammer Visions this week and the Warhammer Visions one just really does not look as good! This has happened a few times in Visions and I don't know what they could be doing, but the shots just aren't as clear or maybe over processed somehow. Shame for such a nice paint job!
Reader's models, Tom Moore's really cool Imperial Fists (love those Scouts!!), Parade Ground: 40k has some cool models, especially Steve Whitehead's converted Emperor's Children - awesome tentacle work!!!
Imperial Fists vs Iron Warriors as the Battle of Phall diorama gets a look in and then... well Nurgle - but I have to say, Stu Black's Nurgle force is really cool. The Beastmen and the knights look particularly cool.
Of course, Maxime Pastourel's work needs to be seen to be believed!