Apparently 2nd of March is a national holiday called Old Stuff Day. To be honest I just heard about it today. But given I live in tomorrow land and time zones are a thing there is still time to observe this important holiday.
I think it is a great idea to give some of my older posts a second chance and I hope you enjoy my early works. I’ll focus on some posts from 2013 and 2014. I also dug up an old picture of a Confrontation miniature I painted up something like 10 years ago. So grab a cup of Joe and enjoy.
I started blogging in 2013 mainly with the goal to document and show off my Hannibal in Spain project. Little did I know I would still be at it in 2017, make the blogging an enjoyable part of my hobby and start taking on commissions. Oh and yes, the Hannibal project is still going and got somewhat transformed into a larger scale, too.
2013 was a short blogging year, after all the blog did not exist before December. Nevertheless some undead and Seven Years War Grenzers made the cut and where featured in review/show off posts:
2014 was the year of Dungeon Crawls and Reaper Miniatures. I really focused on painting up some of the Bones miniatures I got via the first Kickstarter. I also wrote a travel guide to the battle field of Lake Trasimene. Good times thinking back to that holiday in Italy!
You may recall the good old Confrontation game. Rackham had a good thing going, but changed their business strategy to a model that did not fare too well with their established customer base. They had limited success with their mass battle game, but it was prepainted plastics, so I stopped playing. That said, I still have some Goblins somewhere that I got cheap after the game unfortunately lost its player base and will use them one day for a SoBaH warband.
I do enjoy Goblins, but my first love were the Lions of Alahan. Mainly because I collect wizard miniatures and Meliador really was an outstanding one. My first finished miniature back in the day was, however, one of the city guards. An early attempt at NMM. This is not my first miniature ever, obviously, but I did not start taking pictures before Confrontation.
I still like the transition on the shield. Could use a glaze or two to draw everything together, but overall it looks ok. The gold NMM worked reasonably well, but the steel really needs more contrast. I think I still have the guy somewhere. Maybe he gets a new paintjob or touch up in the distant future. Fun fact: I made that picture with a scanner. Digital cameras were not really a thing back then and it seemed to be the best option…until the day I dropped the lid on another miniature. So I upgraded to a digital camera as soon as I could afford one.
I hope you enjoyed this short journey down memory lane! Past or present, no matter, always remember to wield your brush with honour!