Following up on yesterday’s article on what we’ve experienced from Games Workshop this past year, it’s time to look back onto my own year as a hobbyist. While it’s been marked by large periods of inactivity (as should be apparent by the content update on this blog), due to a variety of real life factors, I’ve managed to actually get a decent amout of hobby time in, all things considered. Let’s jump right in.

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Sunday long read: Why do we paint?


Earlier this week, a local Warhammer 40,000 tournament was announced this September. My first reaction was, needless to say, “Awesome!” Then I remembered something. September? That’s only two months. There’s no way in hell I’ll have my Slaanesh army painted by then.

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Reader showcase: Gegnar’s Thanquol and Boneripper!


A good friend of mine and a long-time painting buddy, Gegnar, sent me these pictures of his Thanquol and Boneripper. I thought they were so awesome that I sweet-talked him into letting me showcase the model on my blog. Enjoy!

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WIP Wednesday: Heralds!

It’s been a busy week with work, so I’ve gotten little time to do any modelling or painting; I’ve almost finished up the four test models and more or less nailed down the core colour variants I want to go with. With some time off tomorrow, I hope to finish them up and be able to post them within too long, so I can actually start painting some real miniatures.

But for now, I want to show off where I’m at with the first two Heralds of Slaanesh!

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It begins.


When you’ve been around the hobby for two decades, simply “starting a new project” tends to be futile. In terms of time, obviously (anyone that’s been around that long likely have a combination of work, family and other factors that limit their actual hobby time), but also in terms of challenge. When you’re about to start your umpteenth army, what do you do to motivate yourself?

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I recently purchased a set of models from a series of independent manufacturers. I’ve been a member of the Facebook group ‘Eavier Metal for a while, and it’s certainly opened my eyes to models that both fit my own army, as well and being uniquely awesome in their own right. Seeing non-GW models not only linked, but usually painted to an incredible standard on a daily basis certainly opens your eyes to the possibilities out there.

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