Update: It’s here!
This thing is absolutely incredible. There are fewer full-colour shots than I expected, but it’s still super duper high quality. This reminds me of the original HW:1 technical manuals if you remember them- These are the original scans of all the concept art.
I think Collectors edition owners will appreciate their book a bit more, as the coloured pages in the back of the Collector’s edition are on Photo paper, Whereas in this book, it’s on really high quality regular paper. That said, you don’t get some of the shine that you do on the Collector’s edition, so both are definitely worth having.
The drawings are HUGE and the book completely surprised me with it’s size. I’ve added the Collector’s edition box for scale, I’d say it’s somewhere around 10"x8".
The book comes as a hardcover with a paper book-cover, This seems like it could get a little damaged or dog-eared over time with wear, but underneath is an absolutely gorgeous backing. It’s high quality, and it feels solid. Has that awesome new-book smell too- Love it.
The second these are available again, I’m grabbing a second to keep sealed because I’ll be checking this out frequently for mods and new concepts based on the style. HW2 seems to have more colour shots, but they’re awesome nontheless. There’s some progenitor stuff in here too, as well as texture information and the backgrounds of the game.
Now, for the shots, Enjoy! :
In the end, Worth every freaking penny. I still can’t get over how huge it is- If you’re a fan of the game, a modder looking for reference or simply love good art, I deem this a must-have. They need to print more and fast!