Tuesday 25 October 2011

A year of living dangerously

In my life I've always had an obsessive nature, certain things have owned my attention, firstly Games Workshop but after university and a lack of gaming that died off. Then I found a new passion with my obsession for my favourite band Pitchshifter until they went on indefinite hiatus, there's only so long you can pine for a band in the hope they'll release new material. So my return to kendo took over and for a good few years I was happy until the catalogue of injuries made me think I'd have to give it all up [though that may still happen] and it opened the door, together with my son's interest, to my oldest obsession  and it was then that I realised it was more of an addiction.

So there we go, I've completed the task I set - to try and post at least every other day something 40k [or gaming]  related. There's been ups and downs and hopefully I've contributed to all the true hobbyists out there, not just the ones that GW co-opted the name to use for the people that buy their products, but the ones willing to build and convert and model because they see value in home made stuff. I never wanted to start a blog and then leave it after a few posts. I wanted to add to the community both with items to build on the cheap and old bits from my extensive collection and I think I've received enough positive feedback to know I've done that.

But don't worry, this is not the last of the blog, I will still be keeping my hand in, just not rigidly sticking to a post every other day. It may be longer between posts and there will still be good stuff to share with you all. I still have my Dark Angels to complete and I will post updates of those and the many other projects started on my 'To Do list', but not completed over the coming weeks and months.

With the pressures of life I don't need the added hardship of supplying content when I should in fact be doing the hobby, if you recall I'd had nearly a years head start on my son's 'nids before I took up the blogging side of things so maybe it's about time I built up some more stuff so I can have a better source of material further down the line. Thanks to all those that have stuck with me for year, I'll keep trying to give you something worthwhile but I hope you aren't disappointed with me 'cruising' along, for a while at least. Here's to year two and whatever it may bring.


  1. It's been a great journey. You've definitely done what you set out to - what you've put up here is all of that and then some. The new plan of action strikes me as a good move and the readers will still be here whenever you drop in.

  2. Thanks Porky. Without any deadline or immediate reason to get these Dark Angels done it's a slow process, as anyone who has been following the blog can see. What gets me is I'm taking so long over them and yet I've seen plenty of other DA armies that look great and the paint jobs are a lot simpler. Part of me just carries so much baggage with them that I want to finally get it right, perhaps if I'd just abandoned them and gone with another chapter I wouldn't have had these problems, too late now...

    Thanks for your support though.