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Just thought I'd say hello! Looks like I'm come to the right place for help, ideas on tips on WH40k and painting mini's. =) I and my fiance are pretty excited about getting started with WH40k (a dream of his since he was kid - being an adult is great because you can finally buy all the toys you always wanted, hehe!).
We've been working on models together for a couple of years (cars, planes, boats, that sort of thing); he's the model preparer and putter-togetherer and I paint, so we're looking forward to continuing in WH40k (my army first, thankyouverymuch!), so I'm sure I'll have lots of questions.
I would be the fiance mentioned above.
So hello all from me too.
I wouldn't exactly say that playing WH40K was was a childhood dream, more like an interest I was never able to get into. I used to buy the odd issue of White Dwarf, and loved the art and painting, and all the different characters. But it was way too expensive to me to afford to play on my pocket-money.
To be honest I'd pretty much forgotten about it in recent years until the Dawn of War video game, which I bought, and promptly discovered I was no good at. Well in the campaign I did okay, but online... oh dear... too fast for me.
Recently Cass and I have been building model kits as she said, we enjoy working on them together. Also recently we have kicked the habit of MMORPGs, EverQuest 1 / 2, City of Heroes etc... so we have a lot of spare time on our hands. While looking for a hobby we could do together we got into model kits, then from there into boardgames again (HeroScape - which is good fun!).
I then thought... hang on a minute... WH40K... model building and painting (Cass is good and the painting and really enjoys it) and a game to play together. Worth a shot!
At the weekend we stopped in at our local GW to have a look. Cass wasn't initally too interested in 40K, she liked the look of LotR, or Warhammer more - the fantasy aspect, rather than futuristic. I personally wasn't interested in LotR - as I don't see it lasting all that long, where as the Warhammer variants have been a round a long long time. Once the staff at GW started to show us some of the other funkier armies like the Witch Hunters, Necrons and Chaos Marines Cass was more open to 40K
We bought the basic starter box - Battle for Macragge, some additional paints, and the the painting book. Aat the moment we are hard at work building and painting everything. I do all the prep and assembly, Cass does the painting (I must say the landing craft wreckage she has done so far looks wonderful!). It's taking me quite a while to finish assembling the minatures - I am the mold-line obliterator... fear my righteous x-acto knife and cleansing files...
Hopefully once we've built and painted everything we'll enjoy playing the game together. As well as the near-by GW, there is a local hobby store that runs games, and we're about an hour away from a Battle Bunker.
We're also planning on doing the Academy course, I think it will be easier for someone to teach us the basic rules, rather than have to learn them from the books. We're also going to watch other people play and so on.
Your forum here is most impressive! Lots of great info, I'm sure it will take us a while to read up on what we need to know, before we have any questions.
Heyla Krynos and Cassandra, and welcome to the forum! Iâ€™m very glad to hear that you like the look of the place, and hopefully weâ€™ll be able to aid you in finding what youâ€™re looking for in the way of suggestions, ideas, and help if required.
I take it youâ€™ve already read the forum rules, found here. If youâ€™ve got any questions not covered by the FAQ section or comments about the site, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact me or one of the other moderators, weâ€™re here to help and happy to do so. You are also more than welcome to post photos of your armies and other projects in the forum gallery; we all love to marvel at good painting abilities, study new painting techniques, and exchange ideas and suggestions on painting methods.
Also, itâ€™s good to see another female member of the community. *Waves to Cassandra.* There arenâ€™t that many of us around, so more are always very welcome. ^_^ I was introduced to Warhammer 40,000 by my boyfriend too, and itâ€™s really a great hobby to share in my opinion. :yes: Especially, as you so wisely say, when youâ€™re old enough to actually afford it (still got a few years to go before reaching that blissful state myself, what with being a poor student and all, but I can imagine. )
In any case, I hope youâ€™ll both enjoy your stay here at Librarium Online, and have fun. Iâ€™ll be looking forward to seeing you around.
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