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Looks like its time for my (...semi-annual?) journal entry.   I was in the creative doldrums for a while (and about to enter another).  As I was working on painting some unfinished minis, I was looking at bottles and bottles of GW bits that I have accumulated over the years,  which I occasionally dip into them to mix things up (old and new bitz) when working on new kits.  But I have far more than I will ever need.  I was thinking of how I could possible put them to use.  I thought about throwing them away, but my natural hoarding instincts kicked in, and I also figured that the world doesn't need yet-another bitz peddler on E-bay.  After tidying-up some arts and crafts projects my kids were involved in, I came across some excess necklace beads, and got the notion of using them for torsos for my loose miniature bitz.  Thus the Bead Marines were born (or as I like to call them 1/4 GW Marines).  

I had a big lump of green clay in my office an ex-coworker left behind many years ago, and being inspired by photos I have seen of the ancient Olmec heads of Mexico, I whimsically decided to make several clay head sculptures using minimalist principles.  I placed them on presentation bases (of a sort) and they sat on my desk for over a decade.  I gathered some junk computer heat sinks (cooling vanes), placed one of the heads on it and declared it "The Dictator", actually he reminds me of  "Il Duce".   I decided that they were post worthy after several visitors asked me to explain them.  I don't know if it exactly qualifies as Art, or not, but it is minimalist.   I thought they made great political statements.  And they are about as sensitive and attentive as most politicians.

I have just finished-up two squads of my latest miniatures designated as Black Templars Space Marines.  I guess the main inspiration for this little project was given by the Black Templars Bitmaps folder recently completed in late February.  I figured they would be suitable to accompany the Marshals and sword brethern squad I painted quite some time ago.  The new squad leaders have my recent standard of having magnetized heads and shoulders.  I used the same polarization standard that I gave my grey knights terminators, a couple of years back. (If you want to learn a hard lesson on the use of neodynium magnets, do a Grey Knights Terminator Squad).  

JD

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Thanks for the fave. Devilish 
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Keep up the good work!
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