While I wait for the glue to dry on some Epic stands I though I would take a moment to ruminate on the world of blogging and the reasons why I started this blog. In our hobby, blogging creates a real sense of community and allows us to both share our work with other people and to draw inspiration from the work of others, even when fellow painters and gamers are located all over the world. I have taken so much inspiration from other people’s blogs that I thought I would start my own and share my models and love of painting with others.
Faeit 212 Blog Exchange
Recently, I joined Natfka’s Feait 212 Blog exchange. The basic idea behind the exchange is bloggers add one another to their blog rolls thus generating more traffic across blogs and creating a sense of community. If you have not done so already I urge you to go and take a look at Natfka’s blog which is a great source of gaming news and rumours and also to check out those blogs listed on his blog exchange.
A small part of Carl's Epic collection
I would also like to thank Carl Woodrow for his kind words about Miniature Miscellany in his blog post yesterday. As I mentioned last week, Carl’s website and blog have been great inspirations to me over the years and so I’m very pleased that I was able to inspire him with my recent Epic models. It’s exactly this kind of mutual inspiration which feeds our hobby and makes blogging such a worthwhile and valuable part of it.
Finally, I would like to leave you with some images of my Plague Bearers which are still very much a work in progress. The inspiration for these models came from C’tan over at the excellent Fantasy Games blog. It was this post in particular that caught my attention. I’ve had several Plague Bearers sitting in a box for a number of years now which I bought for an intended Warhammer Daemon army that I never got around to painting. The clean painting style on C’tan’s models combined with a truely disgusting rotten hue perfectly captures the spirit of Nurgle and inspired me to revisit my own long-neglected Plague Bearers. I asked him how he painted them and he very kindly provided a list of paints used. Here are my versions of C’tan’s paint scheme.
A big thank you to everyone who follows this blog, I hope it inspires you to pick up your paint brushes.