"And we were beset by a great danger, and all our works and all that our hands had wrought were put in grave peril. Oblivion beckoned, yet we resisted.Thus we girded our loins and packed our belongings. The heads of our multitude were counted, and thus the first census of our tribe was carried out. Then the Father of Darkness commanded, and we obeyed.For we set out upon a great migration to the Dark Lands, and in the midst of the desolate Plain of Zharrduk we struck down our tent-poles with the intent of building there a towering city crowned by a mighty Temple, a mountain constructed in a flat wilderness. And there we poured out our belongings, and many idols and statuettes and carvingsd did we save from disaster..."
Once upon a time, Imageshack changed, and Chaos Dwarfs Online lost many pictures including Bassman's. Now, when the Photobucket crisis struck, the Warhammer hobby forums'treasures of pictures became endangered overnight. Thanks to Nicodemus' quick warning, we have been able to salvage much on CDO. A full census of members with pictures in the hobby section can be found in Photobucket Migration to the Darklands - Stage II:
Photobucket TOS Woes & Third party image hosting
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands – Stage I
Photobucket Migration to the Darklands - Stage II
Upon learning of the impending loss ofpictures, my first reaction was: "Over my dead body."
What you will see below is my quick-salvaged yield of images, collected mere steps ahead of panic, particularly so in the first days of the Photobucket crisis. Time was of the essence, and we never knew how long of a time window we had available before we were phased out completely. Much of this summer was devoted to this desktop work.
The result is quick and shoddy, mayhap even repetitive or redundant in some areas. I worked myself exhausted in the early days of collecting, and have worked long hours with tiredness creeping in with the odd mistake, I'm sure. (Toward the end of the salvage I've been forced to sit with two tennis elbow armbands and a hand-supporting wristband on my right arm, the mouse-clicking arm, plus Tiger balm on the right shoulder; time to rest a bit.) But it is nevertheless a result, worth 1,33 Gigabyte of images hauled from all over Chaos Dwarfs Online.
The method was selective. Most pictures which were accessible and of a certain quality and/or inventiveness were salvaged. Blurry images, excessive pictures of the same project, pictures of sprues, pictures of workdesks and so on where bypassed for the meaty stuff. The main targets of salvage were conversions and paintjobs, especially finished ones, as well as concept sketches, artwork and scenery. Hopefully we have saved some of the flair from bygone days, when Battle For Skull Pass conversions were all the rage or when flashy new Legion of Azgorh armies popped up everywhere.
With our past works saved en masse we hope to provide a source of inspiration for all future and present Infernal Dwarf hobbyists. CDO has always been a creative hobby hub, and we could not allow its best fruits to go to waste.
Want to play a drinking game? Take one shot for each time you spot cruelty toward Elves.
Of interest for all Infernal Dwarf generals.
Google Drive Folder
CDO Staff Imgur Account Albums
Other Image Compilations on Chaos Dwarfs Online (see first posts)
- A Compilation of Chaos Dwarf Artwork & Concept Sketches
- A Compilation of Chaos Dwarf Runes
- Chaos Dwarf Gems From Across the World
- The Great Emissary Exchange
- Specialist Games Gallery
- Hand of Hashut Image Salvage, Courtesy of Timothy Colonna
- Illustrations of Ancient Mesopotamia
- Illustrations of Angband & Mordor
- Concept Art of Lotr Dwarves
- Illustrations of the Industrial Revolution
- CDO Member Portrait Photos
Index of Chaos Dwarfs Online Members
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