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    Well...I've decided to bite the bullet....

    For quite some time I've lurked around the edges of the "hobby" community. In high school I'd watch on enviously as guys at game/comic shops raged lengthy battles with their finely painted minis. They'd throw loads of dice and used strange language (saves, morale checks, and skimmers), but I never had the guts to join in. I always thought that there was NO WAY in *$#& that I could paint those itty bitty little figures to a level that wouldn't be completely embarrassing.

    I kind of forgot about gaming through college and grad school (too much time spent doing "other" things....if you know what I mean), but not long after I got married and started working, I rekindled my love for all things geek.

    I began to wander to the comic shop again on occasion and those little plastic minis started calling to me....I decided I should give it a test run.....

    I picked up the Battle for Macragge paint set and put brush to model for the first time. Now, the results aren't going to wow anyone, but they weren't embarrassing. Given all of that I decided that I could give it a go for real. I went to my FLGS and plunked down my cash and bought the full blown Macragge set.

    I spent most of the day yesterday watching the ball games and lovingly clipping and scraping all of those little plastic bits. I can't believe it, but I'm actually excited about getting my paint on later this week....


    So there you have it. Here I am, ready to get my learn on. If any of you old sages have any pearls of wisdom, I'd appreciate anything you have to offer.

    Thanks!


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    Welcome to LO!

    You've certainly arrived at the right place, enjoy your stay!

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    Welcome to LO man.

    Glad to see you've finally managed to convice yourself that this hobby is for you. But your in now. One of my favourite things about this hobby unlike other hobbies is that it is totally personal. Everyone has a different slant on it. Some people love to game, others are more focused on the painting side of things, others just love to make scenery while another guy love to just buy the newest codex and try and make the best army lists they can without ever even owning a model.
    What i'm trying to get at is never be ashamed of your painting/gaming abilities, the hobby is yours to do with it what you will. So enjoy it.

    Wow that sort of turned into a prep talk! Once again welcome to LO and if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask! (just make sure that they haven't been asked before with a quick use of the search button)

    A side note though, how did your wife take to you bringing home toy soldiers?

    Did she know she was getting a closet geek when she said I do? Or was it a complete shock?

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    Awesome to hear man.

    Well, you need to embrace your inner geek. Besides, whos to say its geekish, there are plenty of people on this board with wives/husbands and gf's/bf's and they're deep into the game.

    Welcome to a rewarding hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian MalSeraph View Post
    Well, you need to embrace your inner geek. Besides, whos to say its geekish, there are plenty of people on this board with wives/husbands and gf's/bf's and they're deep into the game.
    I realise that :yes: I was just wondering was it a shock to her, or did she know that her husband liked what is defined by many a geeky hobby.

    Just being too nosey for my own good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemicalcaveman View Post
    I realise that :yes: I was just wondering was it a shock to her, or did she know that her husband liked what is defined by many a geeky hobby.

    Just being too nosey for my own good.
    O_o

    I hadn't even read you post chemicalcaveman, I was responding to the the first post.

    Sorry for the mixup...

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    Lol

    Not a problem mate, that was weird though........:ninja:

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    Welcome to LO! great story...i fear for you though, i have a feeling you may get into it too much and soon find yourself surrounded by little men! it happens to us all my friend...

    this time next year youll be putting the finishing touches to your 3rd 3000 point 40k army, leafing through a copy of white dwarf and find yourself thinking "man those new skaven look pretty good..."
    PLAN CLAN MAN!!

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