Deadzone and WH40k Minatures

This is one of those hobbies which those who pursued would have done in their teenage years. Well, I missed out somehow (not willing to embrace my geek nature perhaps?) but it won't stop me from giving it a go as a forty year-old man. Is that sad? You know what, I don't care.

As a science-fiction fanatic (and nascent boardgame geek) tabletop war-gaming is right up my alley: good strategic gameplay, great “fluff”/mythos, and some cool imaginary tech to explore and contemplate. Games Workshop have this is spades, with novels (which I did read as a teenager) and a truly epic timeline; Mantic Games has less, I think, but a great gameplay nevertheless.

Let's get painting!


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A bit of fun for the Christmas break: I found my old Warhammer 40K minatures that I'd had as a kid1 and showed Jules. “Can I paint one?” he asked. “No, but I'll buy you one for yourself.” The same day we visited an art supply shop, for a completely different reason, but sure enough there was a single “blind box” Space Marine. I couldn't back out, and the last couple of nights we've been going through the various steps: first spraying an undercoat, then painting the base colours (shown here), and today we added some details.
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Glenn J. Mason
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