Well, aside from Gawker media getting hacked due to incredibly lazy security measures, this has been a pretty good week. It started off slow with a quick post on Trowels and then Google added a mobile feature to Blogger which looks pretty good. The icing on the cake, however, was Blood of Kittens awarding me with the Best Painting / Converting Blog of 2010!
Hang around for the next Back to Basics post this Wednesday.
Beyond all that, it's been a crazy busy week in the blogosphere - here's a bunch of great stuff going on:
Baron Von Orkthofen WIP.. nuff said. http://wpggamegeeks.blogspot.com/2010/12/barun-von-orkthofen.html
"wow" http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2010/12/posted-by-mandril-aka-ben-komets-hi.html (just clicky)
There's some great sculpting going on here: http://psychosispc-themadhouseworkshop.blogspot.com/2010/12/orc-unit-2playing-wack-mole.html
Great terrain tutorial over here, a nice walk through with plenty of photos: http://terrainthralls.com/Tutorials%20folder/Skorne%20Tutorial/Skorne%20Tutorial.html
Dark Future has a good looking WIP for a dreadnought: http://darkfuturegaming.blogspot.com/2010/12/ironclad-dread-conversion.html
Finally Complete! http://santacruzwarhammer.blogspot.com/search/label/Basilisk
Zanazaz from Have Dice, Will Travel suggested some good terrain sources here: http://havedicewilltravel.blogspot.com/2010/12/terrific-terrain-resources-on-tuesday.html
And I really like this place: http://www.gamedecor.com/abasworld/tips.htm
Filed under "inspirational" is this photo shoot linked by Massive Voodoo. I want to point out the liquid/fire/molten sulfur shots because it makes me think of fantasy/sci-fi imagery in our real world.
GDMNW has an amazing piece on dice, randomness, luck and looking on the brighter side of things: http://gdmnw.com/2010/roll-the-dice/ - a must read.
This made me laugh: http://mygirlfriendisadm.wordpress.com/2010/12/05/no-such-thing-as-too-much-dice/
MassiveVoodoo shows us how to make a label for a model stand, also a great tutorial for painting parchment: http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2010/12/tutorial-how-to-make-socket-label-3_17.html
Here's a bunch of links from GDMNW on painting faces http://gdmnw.com/2010/painting-faces/