Scrolling through my Reading List (as Blogger likes to call it) after so long, I was shocked to see that many of the blogs I used to enjoy were no more, with many long since abandoned by their respective authors. The discovery made me rather nostalgic for the early, exciting days of Oldhammer when each new day seemed to bring a fresh enthusiast to the internet. Thankfully, some stalwarts of the medium are still going strong and it has been refreshing and illuminating to frequent their small corners of the web once more. In doing so I discovered a wealth of additional blogs that were either new (or newish) or I had missed entirely the first time around.
And here they are... enjoy responsibly and don't forget to follow!
Ashley (a regular contributor to our shared games at the Wargames Foundry) is the LittleLeadPerson who runs this little blog. He has an interesting mix of models up to view, with his undead stuff striking a chord with me (he has a beautifully painted 1980s Skull Chucker for example) and not all of it is in the Oldhammer vein.
A chap called Jeg is the person-in-charge of this slice of the blogosphere. His or her work on the old 1980s chaos beastmen immediately caught my eye and they are well worth a view. Jeg's painting style is very similar in look to many old Citadel painters of yore (which may be deliberate I suppose) and combines dark and bright colours together on the same model effectively. I had to smile when I read about Jeg's dislike of painting shields (I remember being the same once), though the pink effect achieved on the latest beastman was quite striking without a design. A nice painting blog this one, updated every few weeks or so.
Like Ashley, I have met GoblinLee several times and have always been staggered with the size and range of his collection of figures. So quite how I missed his blog is anyone's guess! Scrolling through his more recent work is a real pleasure as he does focus on any particular type of models. He has some lovely posts about Lord of the Rings models and his snakemen (pictured) are outstanding.
There is loads of stuff to enjoy here. Go see!
Ryder Strickland's work on recreating the colour schemes of the old Dungeon Quest characters really is worth seeing. His painting skills are excellent and his models are a pleasure to view. He doesn't just stick to Citadel models either and has some nice Otherworld pieces worth seeing too. His blog has been running even longer than this one so how I missed his excellent body of work is beyond me. I have since rectified that oversight.
Caliburn's blog is another example of a long running site that I have missed out on. Browsing through the work on offer is great fun and very varied. I found the articles about Grenadier very enlightening as I don't know a great deal about the manufacturer. Bold, bright colour is the order of the day when you study the painted models on offer. Well worth a visit!
Stonecoldlead is very well known and I have admired his incredibly painted models for some years now. I was pleased that he had started a blog and spent some time enviously pouring over his recent work. Lots to see here, with models from many different manufacturers and periods, real and imagined.
I've known Carlos online for some years and I was impressed with his blog. This wonderfully painted Mikeal Jacson model leapt right off the screen at me! He has loads of brightly painted models to enjoy and I was impressed by his gorgeous chaos army. He even has a battle report with photographs to enjoy using many of these models!
Right, before I pop off can you do me a favour dear reader? If you are aware of a decent blog why not post the address below in the comments section. I would like to further broaden my hobby horizons and if I've missed these excellent sites what else could I be missing!?