Hi there and welcome to the first post of my new blog.
To set things off, some explanations:
Why call it 'Rebel's Grotto'?
Do you know how much of a pain it is to title a blog?? A BIG pain. My name on various forums is 'Rebel Grot' so it tied in well with that. Also, see the definitions beneath the title there? That kind of sums up what I want to do - something a little different (hopefully) in my little corner of the big bad interweb, interlaced with some 'attractive features'!
Why start a blog?
Simple. I need help. I have unpainted miniatures which often seem without number. Unpainted Blood Angels, unpainted Orks, unpainted Space Hulk....you get the idea. I want to work through my collection (plus new projects of course) and learn and improve on the way. Having the world to critique and comment can only aid me!
Why do I do this to myself?
I've been into 40k since the mid 90's, my brother and I started playing during 2nd edition and I've always been hooked. I love modelling, like painting but hardly ever play. Getting my forces painted means I can get them out there onto the tables (battlefields) of the 'real' world!
I've just started paying attention to Warhammer Fantasy and to Secrets of the Third Reich systems so expect to see elements from those games pop up here and there in the future. Most of this will be focused on our beloved grim darkness of the 41st millennium though, so fear not those of you with afflictions to WWII and High Elves!
Enough of 'Why?', here's hoping you all like what you see over the coming weeks and months.
Thanks for checking in,