Friday, 2 March 2018

Old Stuff Day 2018


It's old stuff day 2018. A few years ago now warhammer39999 wanted to join a movement to rediscover lost gems from the world of hobby blogs. To choose one of your own blogposts that your most proud of, or may not have got the attention it deserved or any thing that may warrant some necromantic blogpost bothering. On top of that you were to share blogposts from other bloggers which you thought deserved the same spotlight of attention before they were returned to their dark nightmare infested slumbers.

The two posts I'm going to shine a spotlight on are posts where I tried to tackle the issue of keeping motivated.

http://www.40kaddict.uk/2012/11/misdirection.html

http://www.40kaddict.uk/2013/10/the-hobby-matrix-or-how-to-beat-your.html

Which reminds me of Tabletop Minion's recent video





From other blogs, first up one of the single most useful reminders of why Army Painter washes are awesome and in also reminds us of the Godfather of hobby blogging the great Ron From the Warp
http://fromthewarp.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/devlan-mud-and-badab-black-wash.html

If you don't have a plan on how to do your bases but want something unique and stylish then just do this:
http://scarhandpainting.com/tutorial-modelling-overgrown-bases/

I fell in love with the Brush Brothers approach to rusty gold when I first saw it in 2010, these Blood Angels were particularly awesome. I've never quite reached their quality with my own brassy/bronze but here's a step-by-step guide to achieve awesome.
http://thebrushbrothers.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/rusty-gold-tutorial.html

Warren Ludwig makes beautiful terrain, this selection of caves and the process in making them is a pleasure to behold and truly inspirational.
http://ludstuff.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Sculpture-Tabletop%20Gaming

Again terrain, John at the Painting Bunker made this air strip for a 30k tournament back in 2014. The finished article is fantastic, but search deeper and you will discover how it was made...
https://thepaintingbunker.com/2014/03/10/air-strip-one-finished/

Monkeychuka makes some amazing models, this Carnifex inside a Tyrannocyte is a thing of obscene beauty and skill. Couple that with the best Vargheist wing kitbash Tyranid Warriors to Shrikes [the link I always use to answer the question that regularly comes up on Facebook/forums].
http://monkeychuka.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/in-utero.html
http://monkeychuka.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/charlies-angels.html

Who doesn't like les Kouzes? To think at least one [sorry don't know if it's more] went on to join GW and sculpt many of the new Death Guard. Anyway, this post from 2014 shows how to paint 'brucked-up' yellow - oh my!
http://leskouzes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/maintenance-area-20.html

Darren 'Razza' Latham is a Games Workshop Miniatures Designer and former 'Eavy Metal figure painter. He judges the Golden Demon too, but what some may not know is he's had a blog since 2013, quietly posting away, less so in the last few years as twitter has probably taken over as a way to communicate. He posted in Feb though but it's Old Stuff Day so start in 2013 and work you forward to the future, the models are amazing.
http://razzaminipainting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/

Gavin Lee Manners does some amazing large model work, I wish I could do it. Check out this weathering guide and Imperial Knight from 2015 while marvelling more recently at the Warlord yet to come.
http://gavinmanners.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/oooook.html 
http://gavinmanners.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/imperial-knight-acheron-honour.html
http://gavinmanners.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/warlord-titan-wip-2.html

Just some inspiration pictures for textures and weathering on terrain. it was only last year I saw it but even so...
http://roebeast.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/steampunk-photo-reference.html

Hope you enjoyed these jems from the past, and don't forget Old Stuff Day 2019 ;)