Thursday 2 March 2023

Old stuff day 2023

Morning #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity it's #OldStuffDay 2023. Quite 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 you're 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.

Here's some great posts from other bloggers [apologies to the many great bloggers out there I haven't included, you do sterling work too, these are just the ones I was reminded to remember over the last 12 months]:

Bobo's Blood Bowl 7s pitch
I've not play Blood Bowl 7's but I suspect I'd like it. I will be making a 7's pitch for #ArmiesOnParade2023 and although this won't be my step-by-step it's pretty cool and helpful if you fancy giving it a go.

Dreadtober 2017
#DreadTober is a great community event in October to paint 'dread' sized figures. 2017 was the first year I got my act together and organised my projects so I could join in. I've been at it since and will continue to support it.

Heresy & Heroes Hobby Desk Photo Essay
John is along time blogger and ex-Games Workshop staffer. He did a photo essay in 2017 asking for our hobby desks and info on how we work, I even contributed. Maybe it's due an update?

Old School Gaming
OK, I'm cheating here as Marc's first post is not old, it was posted on the 10th of Feb this year! But the content is really old - a beautiful 2nd edition Termagant brood. I would love this. 
Additionally there's a post from December 2022, but it's the classic alien cactus terrain and lastly a genuine old post from 2014 in his awesome Iron Snakes. Marc is a banner bearer for Old School, hence the blog title, so go check them out.

Tale of Painters
Tale of Painters is a great collection of hobbyists so you never know what's going to pop up as this fantastic Death Guard by Shvagyer army illustrates

In another universe I did paint my Imperial Knights House Hawkshroud, but I may have had hot dogs for fingers and they came out rubbish. But when I see Aurélie's I hope they turned out awesome.

le Blog dé Kouzes!
le Blog dé Kouzes is always inspirational and Morback's plague/chaos armies are amazing, this knight in particular.
As well as the plague Centaurion.
Also check out this collection of posts by Larg which are really inspirational and covers a huge swathe of the history of their blog

Chucking Monkeys
Still one of the most impressive conversions by Monkey Chuka

Blue Warp Studios
Liam makes really cool things from scratch. He's entered the world of 3D printing now, so we may never see the likes of these scratchbuilds again. When you can design and print in resin who needs to cut and glue plasticard, then sculpt in greenstuff and Milliput?

Siph gives great advice on unifying a theme. With so many armies and factions you may want to collect having a way to tie them is really helpful.

From The Warp
As always, Ron From the Warp remains the inspiration for the blog. it may be 11 year's since he stepped away from blogging and we only shared the blogosphere for 18 months or so but you acknowledge those that came before and he did it so well. It might be slightly challenging to navigate now but there is so much great content here for those willing to explore - fill your boots.

And to my own blogposts. 
If I'm honest I don't know where to start, this will be my 1,997th post [now that's a milestone] how do you choose? I've probably done this before though and used my showcase. It represents almost everything I've completed since I started the blog. Finishing things was the motivation for the blog, it helped keep my hobby mojo flowing and it's helped me to record all my efforts and celebrate what I've achieved.

But also, it's been 7 year's since I hosted my terrain competition but it's still a huge sense of pride that the community came together and made things.
40kaddictTerrain competition

1 comment:

  1. I was so sad to miss posting on Old Stuff Day. Real life is rolling me in the foam at the moment. When I get a bit more free time I'll have to revisit my favourites around the web and put something together.