My Painting/Gaming Journey Thus Far

23 thoughts on “My Painting/Gaming Journey Thus Far”

  1. I have to agree with John, some sound advice there at the end. Some great painting there. My faves are Galadriel which is gorgeous and the Goblin King which is awesome. The colours on both are amazing. That is not to say that I don’t like the others. I am biased towards Tolkien πŸ˜‚

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    1. You’re the one person I can think of who didn’t need much of a recap since we’ve known each other’s work since the CMON days! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the kind words and you do a great job of immersive gaming with Kill Teams as well!

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    1. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed reading this as our conversation about highlighting last week is what inspired me to write it! I appreciate your kind words and I’m happy to know someone who is equal parts Tolkien and Post-Apocalypse fan like myself πŸ˜€

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  2. Not to show my age but I actually had the first edition Dungeons and Dragons phamplets which one time when I moved I gave to a person who enjoyed it more. 😦
    I have several boxes of metal DnD figures and was into Traveller for a long time and have a lot of those figures also. But, I never painted any of them. I didn’t start painting figures until 8 years ago when I painted a Roman Army and started a German Tribe hoard. I shifted to LOTR since I had more of them. My painting style hasn’t really changed too much but I paint for myself and at a tabletop level style so I’m happy.

    Like you say, paint for your own enjoyment!

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    1. You possibly have given away a bit of your age there, but no judgement here πŸ˜€ I didn’t realize you had a collection of Romans as well. That is the one historical era of gaming that really tempts me outside of Fallout and LOTR. I love the Ancient Roman period and am only scared by the sheer amount of miniatures you need to play. With that said, I’ve often considered dipping my toes in and getting a Hail Caesar or SPQR starter. I could really see it happening one day as I wouldn’t need tons of terrain to get into it. Just plenty of patience to paint up all the minis.

      I agree completely about painting in whatever way you enjoy most. I like that you’re able to get a lot of stuff painted up in a short amount of time and I’m envious of you in that regard so I’d say your style is working for you!

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  3. A good read, and I’d perchance a cyclical journey not unlike so many of us in many ways. Next up I guess you need to buy the WarCry starter – to return to the Warhammer Fantasty genre, but in a small, fixed warband setting, with a lot of scenery that would work well in MESBG and a fair bit of it in Fallout as well! πŸ˜‰

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    1. It is very much cyclical. That is an excellent way to describe it! You have a great eye for taking stuff from one game line and then moving it over to another. I really do admire your skill πŸ˜€ Warcry has some great sculpts but I doubt GW can get me back into Warhammer or 40k like I once was. I like narrative gaming too much and GW’s made up universe doesn’t grab me the way a licensed property does.

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      1. All good mate. If you got interested in fantasy again it looks like War Cry is a good, small and contained place to do it.
        I admit the aspect of the new 40k that has me most interested is the whole narrative campaign thing they are talking about…

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      2. I’ll have to read up on the new edition of 40k. I saw that one was coming but didn’t pay too close attention to it. I agree on War Cry. If I had some regular opponents, I’d definitely consider building a squad as it isn’t a major time commitment and I’ve heard good things about the game too.

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  4. A nice read of your painting saga and now I feel like I know you a little better as well. You know I’m a big fan of your painting and your blog.
    Pretty cool that you still have miniatures from your β€˜early years’. My first miniatures (space marines and imperial guard) have long since moved on. πŸ˜€

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    1. I appreciate you giving it a read, Stew and I’m really glad it made for decent reading as well. You’ve been one of the longest supporters of this site and it has been a lot of fun talking shop on our sites πŸ™‚

      Unfortunately (or fortunately from a storage perspective), I do not have any of my old Warhammer minis. I got rid of the last bunch of them early in my Hobbit SBG days. Thankfully, I did take pictures of them way back when I remember them by. In that sense, writing this article was a nice stroll down memory lane πŸ™‚


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