Saturday, January 18, 2014

New Year Cleanup: Hobby Scorecard

Blog cleaning continues for the new year!  The hobby scorecard over on the right there is ready to be cleared in preparation for getting lots of things done this year.  So here now, frozen in amber, is the catalog of hobby activity for 2013.

Models Assembled
Warhammer Fantasy
Witch Hunter

Models Painted
Warmachine: Khador
War Dog
Doom Reavers (x6)
Widowmakers (x4)

Warhammer Fantasy
Orc Boyz (x12)

It's not a big list by any means, but I did manage to get my 15 point Khador list completely assembled and painted.  That means that this year I can play with them and start expanding the list.  I already know the next ten points I want to add.

Finally, here are those Orc Boyz.  I painted them at the beginning of the year just as an exercise but I really like how they turned out.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year Cleanup: The Bloggening

Like the rest of the planet, it seems, one of my New Year's tasks is to clean up my blog.  I don't like to call it a resolution. I won't be spending the whole year on this.  It's just something that needs to be done periodically and the beginning of the year seems like a perfect time. It's been a while since I gave the blog roll a good scrubbing so I'm starting there.

I've added links to the inspirational blogs by James Wappel and Studio Giraldez. If you don't stop by both those sites regularly please click through to get your socks knocked off.  Also added to the list is the fantastic Massive Voodoo.  It's a wonderful source for tutorials and general inspiration.  Each of these blogs are run by veteran hobbyists with buckets of awards under their collective belts.

It is with a heavy heart that I have also removed entries from the list.  These blogs have not been updated in a while so there's not much point in keeping them on the sidebar.  They still remain fantastic resources so for posterity I have preserved links to them here.

From The Warp - An excellent gaming chronicle and tutorial source.  Ron ran this blog for a long time and built up a pretty big community around it.  His tinkering and painting inspired not just me but all the members of my gaming group to try new things with our hobby.  He's on official hiatus so there haven't been any new posts, but the archives are worth just browsing. Here are some of my favorites.

40K for the New Professional - Various posts from this blog have helped to form my current approach to learning, gaming and competition.  Kennedy's insights on applying business practices to your hobby in order to plan and achieve goals were a revolution for me in how I think about gaming.  Unfortunately the blog is now completely defunct and the old posts are not accessible on that site.  Here's what I could fine around the web.

So here's to the new blogs and a fond farewell to the old ones!