Having lurked and commented a bit, I reckon it's time for me to start a log here on this fine forum. The fraters (I believe that's the nomenclature here?) set a high bar, indeed!
As for me, I've been in the hobby for a while, having started back in the days with Warhammer Fantasy, but then changed to 40k.
I'm far from monogamous when it comes to gaming systems though, and with a complete lack of impulse control I tend to spread my attention over a number of system.
Still, 40K, and lately 30K, remains a beloved part of my hobby life. I haven't played an actual game in ages (and the last one, sometime last year, was second edition), but the universe and models continue to inspire and fascinate, not least through the stuff I see here on B&C.
Other than that, I dabble in various game systems like Infinity, Ronin, Chain of Command, and various others, but given the lack of both chainswords and bolters, they're not really relevant for the discussion here.
I hope to use this log as a home for all my GrimDark armies, of either 30k or 40k varieties. I'll also be using it as a repository for paint recipes, as I have a tendency to forget how I've painted stuff - a side effect of working exceeding slowly, I'm afraid.
As I said however, I dabble, so there's bound to be one-offs, or even periods where I can't post my work since it'll be non-grimdark.
Just so's everyone's warned.
And on another note: I really, really hope for some constructive criticism. I truly do appreciate those comments that point out errors or stuff that might have been better.
In all things I try to improve, and that's going to be much, much easier with comments and feedback from you, frater, so pick away, please!
Currently, I've got 3 main projects on the go. A while ago I picked up the mid-sized starter, and have been picking away at it.
Both the DG and Primaris sides are bound to get a bit of expansion, but I hope to keep it small-ish and not get carried away.
That's never worked for me before, but one time has to be the first, right?
The last project is my heresy Fists, who've been on the back burner for a bit. I hope to get back to them soonish.
I've recently gotten a new camera so if the pictures aren't that great it's because I'm still playing around with it.
The Death Guard is going to be done in a relatively fast and dirty scheme. It seemed fitting.
Initially, I wanted to stick to the box contents, but I figured that with a bit of conversion, a MKIII plastic marine could become a decent Icon Bearer:
He's got 1mm spacers in his legs, a clump of GS between the legs and torso, and a 1mm spacer to bulk out the torso, and he's STILL a bit smallish when compared to the other DG.
Also, obviously, a PiP. I'll get round to him, eventually.
There's more of the DG, but that'll have to wait for a future update when I get the chance to grab some pictures.
I'll finish this off with a pic of the DA that will be opposing the Death Guard.
The Dark Angels were my first marine
legion chapter, and I've always had a special place for them in my heart. Since I've started I've also painted Blood Angels, Novamarines and Imperial Fists, but the scions of the First are something special.
I'm mucking about with decals atm, and trying to get them to work. Comments are more than welcome!