Monday, May 5, 2014

Works in Progress: Treeman

There's a bit of fatherly pride that goes along with your son wanting to follow in your footsteps and learn a hobby that you're excited about.

This weekend, my eleven-year-old son took the allowance he'd been saving up and some extra money he'd earned mowing lawns and moving bricks down to our friendly, local comic and game shop and purchased his first* big Warhammer model: the new Treeman Ancient kit.

After flipping through the pages of the new White Dwarf, he also decided that he didn't want his Treeman to be just a regular, ordinary Treeman.

So, with a hobby knife, a bit of Zap-a-Gap superglue (I contend, the best superglue available on the market) and a vision of what he wanted, we sat down and spent Sunday afternoon creating this ...

(Photos after the jump.)

And, here's a size comparison with my own Treeman, Birchroot:

I'll admit, I wasn't particularly keen on the new Treeman kit when I first saw pictures of it. But, now, after seeing it in person and getting to play with all of its components a bit, I'm kind of jealous that he has one and I don't.

Oh, well. At least I'll get to help him paint it up ...

(* - He'd bought a Troll in the past, too, but we're not counting that. Because, well, we're just not.)


Anonymous said...

That's a nice kit. You must be really proud that your children want to follow you into this hilarious hobby. How much help did you have to give getting the Treeman together? I am sure that my earliest forays into painting and assembling (probably aged about 11) would have looked nothing like as cool as that!

Jacin said...

@thebovineoverlord: He came up with the design on his own based on the conversion in the White Dwarf and actually started cutting out and cutting up the bits without me and he had the 'spear' all done and put together on his own while I was off taking care of other things.

I helped him cut the parts off of the sprue from then on (because the idea of him with a hobby knife made his mom a little nervous) but, he chose everything -- what parts of which poses we'd use, etc. -- until his vision for what he wanted it to look like came together. He even turned down a few suggestions I made.

Now, he's in the process of painting it, using it as his first chance to really learn the ins and outs of that side of the hobby and having me 'touch it up' after he's done with each step.

So, when it's done, it'll really be 'his' project.