Daily Awesome Conversion NSFW

 Reader be ware: This is a highly provocative piece depicting a violent, disturbing act. Please do not view if easily offended. We invite folks to share their opinions on the topic, below in a civil manner. For future reference: while we at Frontline Gaming are in favor of art and freedom of expression, we feel that our site is not the platform for these types of discussions and will not be exploring these topics in the future. Thanks.


IMG_6076 IMG_6077 IMG_6078The spoils of war, a little disturbing Diorama called “40k Hentai” by Tzouron.


About Rantimus

Rantimus is our Australian F.A.T. Mat distributor, and an avid gaming enthusiast.

62 Responses to “Daily Awesome Conversion NSFW”

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    bogalubov March 11, 2015 5:18 pm #

    That’s pretty innapropriate and not cool guys.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 11, 2015 5:31 pm #

      You haven’t seen this one before? It is definitely very provocative, but to me at least, this is real art, which you rarely ever see in miniatures. It is challenging to look at, but is so intentionally. This was created as a very serious piece, this isn’t trolling or pro-rape or what have you, this is meant to be a statement.

      I appreciate it as a piece even though I find the subject distasteful.

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        AbusePuppy March 11, 2015 6:35 pm #

        >isn’t pre-rape

        A diorama about Imperial Guardsmen ripping the clothes off of an Eldar woman? Really? That’s not pre-rape?

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          dr.insanotron March 11, 2015 6:43 pm #

          I think he meant it isnt pro-rape

          • Reecius
            Reecius March 12, 2015 10:28 am

            Yeah, it was a typo, meant pro-rape. Will edit.

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        bogalubov March 11, 2015 8:38 pm #

        In a hobby that is 98% male (and that might be overestimating the number of women) I’m not sure what kind of discussion this piece is hoping to provoke? It’s not a hard to stomach piece of art exposing the dark aspect of the human experience.

        It’s a most likely a male-made diorama in a fictional universe that references animated pornography in its tag.

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    dr.insanotron March 11, 2015 5:25 pm #

    Yeah there is a reason this peace is called the Rape

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    Archon-Kalafex March 11, 2015 5:46 pm #

    I find people who are offended personally rather than subjectively by works of high level controversy to be the type who would rather live in the past than acknowledge the present and shape the future. In other words “ignorance is bliss” and that is an illusion. This is a wonderful piece and attacks a problem that a large number of our hobby never thinks about.

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      AbusePuppy March 11, 2015 6:36 pm #

      So what statement is this artistic piece making, exactly? “Rape exists?” Because we know that already, it’s not news to anyone.

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        Archon-Kalafex March 11, 2015 8:51 pm #

        If you feel that rape is somehow worse than murder or torture I can sort of see how you can be offended by this but it (40k) is serving as little more than a medium for a piece of work, not as “hey this is part of warhammer!”. But murder and torture are very large parts of 40k in every aspect of the hobby yet I see no qualms about it. Why? Because murder and torture are suppose to be acceptable escapes? That would label you a psycho. I guess really this is more awesome than most would first anticipate as it not only shows what people view as unacceptable but what they like to ignore as unacceptable. I see it for what it is, a warning that people are hypocritical and choosy with how they see wrong doings.

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          AbusePuppy March 12, 2015 7:27 am #

          Like it or not, our culture portrays rape as _more controversial_ than murder or torture, if not necessarily worse; just look at television and other media.

          >I see it for what it is, a warning that people are hypocritical and choosy

          Would you care to explain why you interpret it that way and what elements give you that understanding?

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            Archon-Kalafex March 12, 2015 1:15 pm

            It should be fairly obvious by your own reaction to it why I feel people are hypocritical and choosy about wrong doings because you as an individual view rape as more morally controversial than other acts of violence. Whether or not it’s because of cultural influences or not I couldn’t say but you have accepted them at “cultural” and therefor O.K. for the masses. That should be scarier than anything about any one subject of controversial nature. I think this piece deserves an email from the creator to help us understand it better in it’s purpose.

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        Ghost Valley March 11, 2015 8:52 pm #

        I’d like to know as well. Is this a statement about 40k? About imperial guard? Eldar? Is supposed to be commenting specifically about soldiers and rape? If so, what’s the comment?

        The caption says it’s titled “40k Hentai” so is this a comment about Hentai. Is it meant as pornography (which simplisticly is what Hentai is). Is it supposed to be saying something about gamers and their supposed or perceived views about women and how women are depicted in geek culture?

        Is it just rape exists?

        Just looking at the piece, I see a bunch of soldiers about to rape a female combatant. If it is just meant to invoke controversial comments and get people talking about such a serious subject, in a setting where that subject is avoided or not depicted (40k fluff and games) I don’t see the point.

        It fails in making me see the subject matter in a different light, or try to counter or justify the intention of the artist, as I don’t understand the intention. I don’t know what this brings to the discussion about rape, or soldiers, or war, or war gaming, or Hentai.

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          Nova star March 11, 2015 9:31 pm #

          This piece actually depicts your wallet( the female Eldar) against corporate GW prices( the guardsmen)

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    Nova star March 11, 2015 6:24 pm #

    Guess people don’t read the Dark Eldar or Slaanesh fluff huh, this is something inducted/brain washed soldiers would probably do, just look at Isis and you have a real world modern example, no difference in this piece then watching a film like platoon or clockwork orange

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      Nova star March 11, 2015 6:28 pm #

      ** indoctrinated,

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      AbusePuppy March 11, 2015 6:37 pm #

      The difference being that 40K is escapist entertainment and stuff like the the tragedies of Nanking, Berlin, et al are touchy subjects even today.

      It arguably also reinforces the idea that rape is somehow an “innate” part of war (and/or human nature) and that it is natural and unavoidable.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 12, 2015 10:33 am #

      I know, right? Some of the BL novels contain FAR more offensive material than this.

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    Interrogator_Chaplain March 11, 2015 8:05 pm #

    The first guy to touch her is going to get his little fella torn off in short order, that’s for sure.

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    Failure Necron March 11, 2015 8:43 pm #

    At what point did calling a rape diorama the “daily awesome conversion” seem like a good idea

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 12, 2015 10:32 am #

      Rantimus, who posts these, felt it was a provocative piece and wanted to share it. I personally think it promotes conversation about difficult topics, but, I agree that not everyone comes to FLG to see this, which I understand.

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    Julien March 11, 2015 9:01 pm #

    What got me was:

    The Guardsman with a Bolter. He’d have a bolt shell in his skull sooner than actually be able to use one 😛

    Knife within hands reach of the Eldar. At the very least, she can, using her above-human reflexes and agility, get it and use the dude undoing his pants as a very temporary meat shield. Note that only one one of the Guardsman is actually ready to shoot, the rest are rather off-guard.

    Finally, its probably me but, I’m a generally desensitized human being towards depictions of things like this so it gets literally 0 reaction outta me. First though was literally the above and “wow this is rather well painted” and immediately moved on. No pause for what the piece could/does represent. Different story if I was an IRL witness to this but thats neither here nor there.

    So what do I take away from this? Nice Painting, a bit of fluff inaccuracy (IG with a Bolter) and those guardsman are probably the ones in real danger.

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      Nova star March 11, 2015 9:30 pm #

      Yet they use bolt pistols and heavy bolters, srg Harker can even move and shoot his heavy bolter by himself

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        Julien March 11, 2015 10:16 pm #

        Bolt Pistols because the Recoil wont shatter your shoulder/arm, Heavy Bolters because they’re used as/by emplaced weapons / weapons teams.

        Srg Harker being able to Rambo a Heavy Bolter… Wont complain but its kinda Rule of Cool > All in that scenario 😛

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    Adam O'Shovah March 12, 2015 4:52 am #

    I’m disappointed, Reece. Usually, I’m very supportive of your POV and the content that you share. Is it art? Sure. Though morally and ethically I couldn’t post this to my business’ website. Kids play this game and this art is propagating rape culture. The title says it all, Hentai. Porn. It makes no comment on humanity, the 40K universe or anything other than “toy porn.” Sure, this is a game and war and blah blah blah. Just, no. You can argue that murder and torture are on the same level as rape all you want but in a world where we are constantly struggling to find answers as to why so few women play this game, participate in this hobby and share this passion here is a perfect example of why they do not. This is threatening. This misogynistic. This has no place in our game, hobby and culture.

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      Bob March 12, 2015 5:50 am #

      Well at least its answering how Eldar nipples look like. And who knows what the poor guardsmen will find under her panties….

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      Matais Yohansen March 12, 2015 6:01 am #

      Depiction is not celebration or endorsement. There are plenty of movies, games, songs, and other pieces of art that show rape, and depict it as one of the most disgusting and abhorrent things one human being can do to another. I think regardless of the original creator’s intent here, this piece is a fantastic thing to share in our hobby, because it invites discussion about the hobby – why so few women play the game, why we relish in the murder and torture side of this GrimDark universe but shy away from other things that must surely be happening all the time like rape, what is and is not acceptable to depict in the hobby, etc.

      Because we’re never gonna get over our problems if we don’t talk about them, and that’s exactly what this piece is doing: getting us to talk about this stuff.

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        AbusePuppy March 12, 2015 7:30 am #

        Sure, but just throwing out a depiction of an act isn’t really doing anything useful, either. The piece isn’t showing rape as an atrocity, or commenting on the consequences, or anything like that- it’s just showing a rape scene because rape is controversial and gets attention.

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        Ghost Valley March 12, 2015 7:35 am #

        The game in itself is toy soldiers. Chess with dice if you will. A strategy game. The fluff, back ground, etc is filler meant to enhance or hold the players interest, but it is completely unnecessary to the playing of the game or participating in the hobby (painting and modeling).

        As a fictional universe, they focus on the violent aspects as it is a war game. All the models have a weapon, all the stats deal damage, the focus of the game is to remove or kill your opponents soldiers and that is what they focus on in their fluff and background.

        Some movies about war depict rape and violence and themes of grey morality, and some war movies dont. I dont think that every movie that doesent needs to have it or it is not being real or true, but I understand why certain movies do focus on it. It happens, it is real, and it is important to talk about.

        It is not the same in fictional universes. I dont think that Lord of Rings would be enhanced by depicting or talking about rape, even though it glorifies warriors, heroics, and battles. Rape is depicted in Game of Thrones, which is fine. The authour has created a gritty, dark world, that explores all the horrific corners of its fantasy realm. Lord of the Rings is not better because it doesent talk about that stuff, and GoT is not better because it does. They are different and as readers we can choose the sandbox we want to play in

        I personally dont feel that this piece enhances or challenges anything about 40k. 40k is a fictional universe that does glorify or focus on war or warriors or martial heroics. Fictional universes are not beholden to us to be mirrors of realism or challenge our assumptions or beliefs. They can just be what they are. I dont want rape in star wars, or brutal realistic violence and consequence in Mario games. But I have no problem with those topics or the depiction of them or conversation in other properties.

        Art is subjective and this piece felt like to me that it was just trying to shock or titillate or be adult. It doesent mean I’m right and I dont have to be. I’m not interested in 40k depicting this stuff. It doesent enhance the game or experience for me. But the topic itself is important and I hope people keep discussing it in other places.

        • Reecius
          Reecius March 12, 2015 10:38 am #

          That is a totally fair reaction, thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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            Ghost Valley March 12, 2015 10:51 am

            No problem, Reece. I have no issue with controversial things being displayed here, for sure, I just dont particularly like this piece, but that’s ok. My version of 40k certainly doesent need to be anyone elses ( and may not even be accurate! )

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 12, 2015 10:42 am #

      Thanks for sharing your opinion. I actually don’t think this piece is titled “40k Hentai”, it is called “The Rape,” as I remember it and was entered into the European Golden Daemon. I think Rantimus miss-titled it when he posted it.

      However, I do understand that folks may not come to our site for this type of material (however you feel about it, personally) and I asked Rantimus not to post art like this going forward.

      Personally, I do feel that this is art as I feel it provokes a wide variety of emotional reactions and important discussion. However, it may be more appropriate for a forum dedicated to that type of thing.

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        Adam O'Shovah March 12, 2015 12:03 pm #

        Even worse, “The Rape.” As an art student we spent hours discussing similar “shock” pieces such as this but at least there was a commentary behind it or a story behind it. An opinion was made by the artist or the collector. It was usually a commentary on a personal experience or a commentary on society. No statement was made about this other than “The spoils of war…Better hope the Lord Inquisitor doesn’t find out.” That’s like saying, “The spoils of college, better hope the Dean doesn’t find out.” Does making light of this horrid scene make it any better? Poking fun at something as awful as rape? My youngest sister was violently raped and beaten when she was fifteen years old. It took all of the patience in the world for myself and my father to not beat the sin out of the scum who did that to her. My sister was the nicest, sweetest girl. Too nice, maybe too naive but never deserved to lose her innocence to have something taken from her that was meant for her to give to someone else. Maybe this hits closer to home to me but the fact remains that the important discussion here is that you should not have posted this to begin with. Simply saying that this is “art” is not a veil to hide behind. Just because your stance is that it is “art” does not make it okay. You’re entitled to your opinion but simply crying “art” is not enough. You’re an intelligent guy, I know that and maybe that’s why I hold you and your crew to a higher standard. This would have been an amazing exhibit in an article entitled, “Why Women Don’t Play 40K” or something to that effect. Something more important than a click/comment bait article with nothing more than a title, a photo and a tongue in cheek description that all but encourages this awful act. The problem I find is in Rantimus’ commentary or lack there of. If you want to post something that is controversial, thought or discussion provoking, than have a point of view to back it up. I am sure Rant was trying to be funny with his comment but I found it in very poor taste. When you read between the lines, whether intentional or not, he was condoning the act. I’ll give Rant the benefit of the doubt here, I’m sure he is more intelligent and more compassionate than his commentary lets on but it is despicable nonetheless. From business owner to business owner, I can’t tell you how to run your business or what content you allow your employees, partners or colleagues to create and share but I can tell you I don’t agree with it and that I respected you and your business more before this was posted. My hope is that in the future when posting controversial, thought and discussion provoking material that you do so more intelligently and maybe put more thought and discussion into the article before you click “post.”

        • Reecius
          Reecius March 12, 2015 12:11 pm #

          Well, to be fair, I did not post this as it states in the post, and I agree that the tag line was a bit inappropriate for the material. And I agree with you that he could have been a bit more sensitive in the way it was presented. As for your personal tragedy in regards to the topic, I can only express shock and sorrow that that hapenned to someone close to you. I can understand how you would react strongly to something like this.

          I already asked him not to go this route in the future as while I feel that this type of piece has a place, FLG isn’t it. It’s not what people come here to see.

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            Adam O'Shovah March 12, 2015 12:18 pm

            You’ve made it quite clear that you did not post it. But it is your company and your website and you’ve stated in other comments that you “chose to not remove it from the site.” Just because you did not post it does not remove it from your responsibility.

            Thanks for your condolences and good luck.

          • Reecius
            Reecius March 12, 2015 12:37 pm

            Fair point, as the editor I am ultimately responsible for what goes on FLG. And while I did choose not to remove it, I also hope you can understand that I also want to stand behind Rantimus who may have made a poor choice here, also had no intention at all of offending anyone. It was an unfortunate consequence.

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    Kirt Stanley March 12, 2015 5:35 am #

    I just messaged my local FLGS and I hope they stop carrying your product.

    • Reecius
      Reecius March 12, 2015 10:38 am #

      I’m sorry you feel that way, Kirt, but, this piece was not posted by myself. However, I do not feel that it warrants as strong of a reaction as you are having and I chose not to remove it from the site, either. However, that is my opinion and if you are offended by it, that is unfortunate and your prerogative, but that was not the intent.

      If you read some of GW’s own novels, they contain far more offensive material than this.

      I do understand though, that some people do not expect this type of content in a gaming site, and that is fair. I talked to Rantimus about not posting this provocative of material in the future.

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    Castle March 12, 2015 7:41 am #

    Very well painted and customized piece. Bolter is out of place but other than that it’s well done. Haters gonna hate, but this is supposed to be the grim dark where there is only war, so it’s likely soldiers would entertain themselves at the enemies expense.

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      bogalubov March 12, 2015 8:49 am #

      This is a fictional universe that contains what we want it to contain.

      All the commentary this piece makes is regarding the miniature war gaming community. Currently, it’s not saying anything good or encouraging.

      • Reecius
        Reecius March 12, 2015 10:51 am #

        You think it reflects on the community of gamers, as in us? That’s an interesting perspective as my reaction to it was not that at all. I see it as a critique on war, violence and rape, itself. I see this as a piece that is critical of the dark side of what our game represents and for that, I appreciate it even while I find it hard to look at. Art is art though, and everyone’s reaction to it will be different.

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          bogalubov March 12, 2015 12:05 pm #

          I would agree with it being a critique of war if it was a picture of a real world event. In that case we can all be reminded of the horror of war and all the dark things it brings.

          With miniatures, we are the ones creating that universe. There is only us. What goes on in that universe is completely in our control. There is nothing to comment on other than the creators.

          I don’t think we should necessarily avoid talking about difficult issues in the hobby, but that discussion should be moderated and guided.

          • Reecius
            Reecius March 12, 2015 12:45 pm

            That is a totally fair statement, and I agree. I think something as provocative as this should be discussed and presented in a more controlled fashion.

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          AbusePuppy March 12, 2015 1:19 pm #

          It’s not a critique if it doesn’t make a statement. The piece does not make any meaningful statement about what’s going on there (other than a little bit of “hurr hurr boys will be boys”.) It does nothing to “show the dark side” because showing the so-called dark side of 40K is… well, absurd, at best. 40K isn’t a real world or even a realistic world; its existence is patently unsustainable. It’s a demi-humorous exaggeration and parody of war glorification and dystopias, and in that context a piece like this is less than meaningless.

          If it had showcased the “real” effects of 40K’s xenophobia and hatemongering? Sure, that’s a statement. If it depicted the consequences or aftermath of what was going on here, or portrayed it with some kind of parodic intent? That’s also a statement. There are hundreds of ways to make a statement about something, but this isn’t one of them any more than the Leman Russ Battle Tank I painted up yesterday is a statement about modern tank design. It’s simply a _depiction_ of an act, nothing more, and while it’s possible to use a depiction (framed in particular ways, placed in a specific context, etc) to create meaning I don’t see how you can argue that this piece does.

          It’s your site and you can decide what does or doesn’t get posted here- but by the same token, we WILL judge you by the things you decide to post (or allow other people to post.) If you leave something like this up, it says that you are at least tacitly- and perhaps explicitly- okay with it. It associates you with a particular kind of content, whether you like that or not. You’re a good guy, Reece, and I love what you’ve done for the 40K community but I think sometimes you’re very blase about the implications of what gets put up here, because that absolutely DOES send a message to folks.

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    Dash2021 March 12, 2015 12:04 pm #

    I’m actually really surprised how many people are taking offense at this piece. I get it if you do, and I expected a lot of people to miss the message inherent in it, just not his many. If you believe this piece in anyway is a glorification of rape or even tangentially related to the hobby, I think you’ve missed the point by a mile.

    If you’re disgusted at the piece, good. You should be, it’s kind of the point. The artists intention here is pretty clear in portraying what a horrible and atrocious thing war is in reality. We play 40k as a strategy game of little figures of people marching and shooting when/where/how we say. The reality of war is much messier, and it’s not a bad thing to be reminded from time to time of such. Especially us Americans who are so cavalier and gungho concerning military action in far flung corners of the world when there is little reason or provocation for it.

    Military action should always be a last resort, as it at the very least it involves the killing of other human beings. More often than not, it involves truly horrific events performed by people who, in any other situation, would never commit such heinous acts. I actually think the piece is particularly appropriate on today, the 70th anniversary of the single deadliest day of war in human history (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31809257). Also the same week as well our lawmakers sent a letter to an enemy of the US attempting to undermine peaceful negotiations, which are our only alternative to having to begin another military campaign that will see thousands more dead and worse.

    Too often we dehumanize war, just how horrific and awful a thing it can be. The juxtaposition of such a horrendous act in such a seemingly benign setting as 40k is exactly what makes this such a good piece of genuine art. You should hate it. You should be disgusted by it. It should make you sick to your stomach. And it should be the image that pops in your head when some cavalier jerk of a politician begins flippantly talking about using military action as anything but a last ditch effort in foreign relations.

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      Adam O'Shovah March 12, 2015 12:36 pm #

      I’m not so much disgusted at the piece but the thoughtless commentary included that is on the verge of condoning it. I hope that FLG would provide more insight to the piece, a more thought provoking point of view other than, “better hope the Lord Inquisitor doesn’t find out.”

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      AbusePuppy March 12, 2015 1:25 pm #

      >is pretty clear in portraying what a horrible and atrocious thing war is in reality.

      While it’s impossible to “prove” any interpretation of something wrong, I really don’t grasp how you’re coming to this conclusion. The depiction of rape in the diorama is, at best, neutral- it’s not shown to be inhuman, degrading, or otherwise moralized except insomuch as our innate assumptions of rape exist. It’s not showing consequences of war because, well, there are no consequences here- the messy battlefield aside, no one in the piece looks like a victim of battle on a scale inconceivable to our minds. Even the piece’s subtitle, (“Better hope the Lord Inquisitor doesn’t find out”) treats the subject with a sort of mock-admonishment and light humor.

      To my eyes, it reads like a shock piece and little more, and a rather tasteless one in that given that it occurs in a medium (and a hobby) where representations of women are rare, almost-inevitably sexualized, and often degrading.

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        Dash2021 March 12, 2015 5:10 pm #

        >The depiction of rape in the diorama is, at best, neutral- it’s not shown to be inhuman, degrading, or otherwise moralized except insomuch as our innate assumptions of rape exist

        The inhumanity is implicit in the facial expressions on the guardsmen. One has his tongue hanging out, animal like panting. The guardsman in the back of the tank, stoic and pretending to not see. The tank driver, hanging over the edge predation in the stance and face. A blank, inhumane stare on the guardsman about to commit the crime. Also notice the Eldar, defiant, not scared or victimized. Hand close to knife in ground.

        >It’s not showing consequences of war because, well, there are no consequences here- the messy battlefield aside, no one in the piece looks like a victim of battle on a scale inconceivable to our minds

        I feel like you’re missing the point. There _aren’t_ consequences for these men. This _isn’t_ a battle or scale inconceivable to our minds. This is the reflection of the realities of real war. These atrocities are happening as we speak on the other side of the world, as a direct result of policies that have been to quick to rely on war as a means to an end with no thought to what all that entails.

        While the person who posted it may not have treated the piece appropriately, and in fact very poorly, I think the piece itself is pretty transparent.

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    Andy Hundt March 12, 2015 1:39 pm #

    I find this subject offensive for this venue. Whatever it’s artistic merit, whatever your interpretation, it depicts violence against women. We as a society don’t need more such depictions to know that rape is prevalent and wrong. And while I might appreciate this piece differently in a different context, here on the official website of a games company it is unacceptable.

    Today I signed up for the Frontlinegaming forum where I was asked to agree to the following (excerpted):

    “You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “Frontline Gaming” is hosted or International Law.”

    I agreed to those terms, but now Frontline’s ownership has staked out the position that they will not themselves abide by them. Even if Mr. Robbins were to try to find some argument that the Pic of the Day is neither part of the forum nor obscene, he cannot find an argument that it is neither sexually-oriented nor a reflection on the standards of his business.

    Presume the blog is part of the marketing for the business: (I find it cynical that this image is marked NSFW. Anyway, wouldn’t trigger warning be more appropriate?) How would it present to the public to have these images made into a poster and hung in the Frontline Storefront? Behind the registration desk at the Las Vegas Open? Maybe Mr. Robbins hasn’t put himself in the position of the female depicted in this picture. Almost certainly he hasn’t put himself in the position of a female reader of this blog confronted with these disturbing images nor given himself the time to reflect on what her feelings might be. His commentary lacks compassion or consideration for the feelings of those of us who are offended. For example, when Mr. Robbins responded to Kirt Stanley’s post, he attempted /to instruct/ Mr. Stanley what emotional reactions are warranted.

    Mr. Robbins is a good player, a good event coordinator, and even a good rules designer. These things are marking him out as a leader in our community. It apparently feels to him like he is just hanging out with his buddies, taking what he loves and finding the way to make that his job. Now that he has successfully established his business, it is time for him to reflect on his growing influence and responsibilities.

    To be clear, what I write here is critical of Mr. Robbins’s handling of this image, but I am not so deeply offended that I want him nor his business nor our hobby to suffer. I continue to have respect for Mr. Robbins intelligence and integrity and wish him all the best.

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      Adam O'Shovah March 13, 2015 3:16 am #

      Well put.

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    no_wegian March 12, 2015 2:21 pm #


    But seriously, the only thing cool about this model is the paint job. The diorama is pointless. The artist must be very sexually oppressed if he thought it was a good idea to incorporate a rape scene with his toys. SMH.

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    1d4chan fan March 12, 2015 4:12 pm #

    I read a NSFW story on 1d4chan that this diorama could have been inspired by. Can’t remember what it was called though. Is it art? Yes, undeniably, lots of time and effort to paint, customise and Position. Ultimately the point of art is to invoke a reaction or feeling. Many postings here are disgusted disgusted, while others are see it as an interesting work. Does it condone rape? No, it’s not making it appealing or encouraging it. It could be said to be raising awareness of the issue even. The thing with art is many people looking at the same piece will see it differently. also, is it possible to rape an eldar as rape laws are about having forced see with another Human being? Wouldn’T this be closer to animalism in our laws?

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    Hollismason March 12, 2015 6:28 pm #

    Hahahahahaha how in the helll.. like what? Did you just post this for page views? I know that one of your members is named after a sex act but seriously? “Hey, Guys I think this is art, cause I mean it’ll upset people”. This isn’t some Dadaist expression of what is art. It’s just someone going this will get a response do that.

    So you’d think that when I paint up a Imperial Guard army in Klan Robes then have them have a lynching party that’ll be art as well? What about it I just wrote racial ephitets all over the tanks is that art?

    This is about as artful as one of those fake videos you see where guys go out into Neighborhoods and then call African Americans racial slurs. All while video taping it.

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    Hotsauceman1 March 12, 2015 8:21 pm #

    Well…….. this post was interesting

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    Anonymous March 12, 2015 8:22 pm #


    Imperial Gentleman

    Get your minds out of the gutters.

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    Plumbumbarum March 13, 2015 1:13 am #

    I have a female friend that is a victim of rape. To make matters worse she was named a slut by the very rapist in front of at least a dozen people while he was bragging about a score. She cant even fight him because she doesnt want public disscusion and further slut shaming. It’s a terrible and depressing situation for her and her family and rape is a very specific crime in show it more often strips the victim of dignity instead of the perpetrator.

    Im not offended by the piece in the slightest. It fits the setting perfectly, shows oppressed, brutal and desensitised individuals doing exactly what they’d do in such situation. It doesn’t promote rape, it doesnt work on senses, it is not offensive at face value. If it is then Im sure everyone will remove pics of murder from their PCs immediatly also throw their codieces to the bin because there are people out there who lost friends or relatives to murder.

    The diorama is technicaly good and the general tone of it is enough of negative commentary. It won’t promote rape to anyone who isnt a rape fan already in which case it’s irrelevant anyway as there is stronger material two clicks away from everyone. I think people who are offended here should stop wasting energy on this and go right a real issues like rape porn for example.

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    Malthus March 13, 2015 8:19 am #

    I hate how people overreact.

    This is a disturbing piece indeed, but so well executed that you become curious and see more as you dare to look into it, like it or not, that’s pretty much the definition of art.

    I think NSFW was a fair warning…Don’t click NSFW posts if you’re easily shocked people!

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    Ciaran March 13, 2015 6:17 pm #

    Im going to assume everyone who is reacting negatively to this image and crying foul have also never been inside a museum, art gallery, or history text book.

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      dr.insanotron March 13, 2015 6:20 pm #

      No the point is we don’t need to bring this kind of thing into art escape from reality

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        Ghost Valley March 13, 2015 8:17 pm #

        That’s my take as well.

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      Ghost Valley March 13, 2015 8:16 pm #

      That would be a false assumption.

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    Door March 14, 2015 9:56 am #

    This is Nakatans work, one of my favorite mini painters.
    Its called “Alien Contact”. The piece is amazing.

    Please give him the credit.

    Tzouron is just someone who’s reposted it. –> http://www.deviantart.com/morelikethis/collections/195661909

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