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Mr. Oddity

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Greetings from California, folks!

 

I was introduced to the hobby way back in middle school, when my art teacher at the time showed off his Space Marine army. I was instantly hooked by what I saw, and began my rapid descent into Warhammer 40k obsession. Upon exploring the Games Workshop website and looking at the various faction designs, I decided that the T'au would be my first army. This was shortly after the 4th edition codex dropped, and the cover art featuring the battlesuit played a big part in younger me's decision.

 

(Un)fortunately for younger  me, I in no way had the budget to start collecting the models. I made a few eBay purchases here and there, but never made any particular progress when it came to modeling. Although the model line was my favorite and what helped pull me in, it was the lore that kept me engaged. I studied the lore behind every faction so I could understand the setting as a whole. I remember going through phases where I switched my interest from T'au to Necrons to Eldar to Guard and Marines, but I never stayed in one place for long. I'm honestly glad for this, as I feel it gave me a much better understanding of the setting overall.

 

Years have gone by since then, and while I never did invest heavily into the physical side of 40k I did a lot of army planning, conversion brainstorming, and sketching for when I eventually got started - "I'll build an army this year for sure!" was a common statement for me growing up. I've perused sites like this one, DakkaDakka (I've have an account over there for a few years now), and Advanced Tau Tactica for ages, admiring the amazing work I saw and aspiring to that level of skill. I've witnessed a lot of lore changes, even more models released, four editions of the game come out, and enough salt to season my meals for the rest of my life. Through all of it, though, my love for this particular brand of crazy-awesome grimdark insanity never waned.

 

Now that I'm almost done with college and ACTUALLY have some steady disposable income, I feel the time is right for me to commit to building up my physical forces. I've settled on a small force of Primaris to start me off since I'm fond of their psuedo-truescale appearance and to build up my skills before committing to more ambitious projects that have been in the works for years so I can do them justice. Updates will no doubt be few and far between, but I'm confident they'll happen eventually.

 

Thank you for being such an amazing community, and looking forward to actively participating!



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Welcome to the B&C and back to the hobby :) eBay and online resellers can help you save money, especially if you spread it out - gives you time to complete what you have also ;) What Chapter are you thinking of doing? An official one, or crafting your own DIY?


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battle captain corpus

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Welcome to the hallowed halls of membership brother! Look forward to hearing of your exploits and hobbying !

 

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The race we know as the Ty-Ranheed is a punishment visited upon us for our hubris.
A manifestation of our mis-endeavour as clear as the stars themselves.
The Ty-Ranheed is our fate to crush alone.
Our path to walk in damnation."
 
Attributed to "Zonayen", Farseer of the 4th Warhost of Alai-Toc

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Welcome back!! I too got into it in the late 90s/early 2000's and couldn't afford it when I was younger, but fastforward 20 years later I needed a hobby to help me with taking care of my sick grandfather. And I knew the right one to get back into. Everyone here is great ask many questions, everyone is really helpful!


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Mr. Oddity

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Welcome to the B&C and back to the hobby smile.png eBay and online resellers can help you save money, especially if you spread it out - gives you time to complete what you have also msn-wink.gif What Chapter are you thinking of doing? An official one, or crafting your own DIY?

 

Thank you! And I am well aware of eBay, much to my wallet's dismay sweat.gif I'm currently planning on a force of Imperial Fists successors based on one of the obscure Chapters I found on the wiki. There's almost nothing on them, so I figured a Primaris revival would give me a lot of freedom to work with! After that, it's a toss-up between Black Templars, T'au, or Necrons - I've made plans and written background for all of them at some point, so I have a solid base to expand from.

 

Welcome to the hallowed halls of membership brother! Look forward to hearing of your exploits and hobbying !

 

BCC

 

Much appreciated, BCC! I do love the B&C from my years of lurking, and look forward to adding my own work to the massive library of content.

 

Welcome back!! I too got into it in the late 90s/early 2000's and couldn't afford it when I was younger, but fastforward 20 years later I needed a hobby to help me with taking care of my sick grandfather. And I knew the right one to get back into. Everyone here is great ask many questions, everyone is really helpful!

A friendly environment really does wonders, doesn't it? Glad to hear you were able to stick with t as well!


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Welcome to the B&C and back to the hobby, Mr. Oddity! :tu:

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Mr. Oddity

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Thank you Dosjetka! Happy to be here.






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