I recently rediscovered an old hobby, packed away and forgotten about when I started a new life with my girlfriend (now my wife). The old cardboard boxes had remained in the attic for what must be almost a decade, and like everything else, they were covered in cobwebs, dead bugs and dust.
Inside the boxes there were hundreds of painted miniatures, each one carefully wrapped in tissue, looking as though they'd been painted yesterday, and not in the distant days of my youth.
These models of mine are nothing exceptional (especially having looked around other blogs recently). But I am rather proud of them. The models in this slideshow are some of my old collection. I will re-paint some and leave others to compare any progress.
My Old Minis (slide-show)
I hadn't entirely forgotten about the hobby, but time and financial restraints in the real world meant any realistic 40K revival was limited anyway (new house, bills, bills, bills and all the general real life stuff that gets in the way of creativity).
I've decided I might try my hand again, but this time go for a higher quality finish...single, highly-detailed miniatures. Forge World stuff looks amazing.
I used to finish models in a single sitting. A little more time and effort should surely improve things, but I haven't picked a paintbrush up in a very long time.
Any advice would be appreciated.
I've told my wife I'm going to sell the old miniatures on Ebay, and I probably will, but I'll keep some of my favorites. I like looking at them. It seems a shame to just forget about them again.
The truth is, I love the dark imagery and the lore of 40K. I like to look at other people's miniatures, too, and thought maybe someone out there likes to do the same. Hence the blog.