I had some insight into why I thought Ultramarines was a poor showing for Games Workshop, and lets call this the last bit of negativity you'll see around here for hopefully quite some time.
Ron and I wrapped up our Back to Basics series with Skin and Hair, and I tell ya it's been a good run! Thanks all. Forge World released their new line of hawt Eldar units. Blog-Fu continues with Scheduling Blog Posts as requested. I've tweaked my blog a little as I test the waters of social media - don't miss the Facebook Page.
And finally, a contest! Win the table-top quality miniatures I painted over the last couple months. In addition to that, you get to contribute to the next section of Back to Basics by sending in photos of your oldest and newest minis with a little talk about your hobby experience and a plug for your site/blog/gallery.
Link via diceRolla, but Deepstrike Radio is fund-raising for flood relief. You can end up with an army and a pro-painted leader.
Link via Massive Voodoo, the 2011 Newbold Challenge begins, raising money for Children with Leukemia. (a charity in the UK started by Diana of Wales) Purchase items from their store, sponsor them or enter their artistic challenge.
Massive Voodoo also shows off creating some jungle ambiance: http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2011/01/tutorial-how-to-create-jungle-ambience.html
While cleaning out my digital office, I found a mis-filed link to one of the blogs that inspired me to launch Wargaming Tradecraft: http://gardenninjastudios.blogspot.com/
Have you ever wondered what kind of effort goes into a Golden Demon entry? Volomir shows off his Last Stand of the Crimson Fists. (which got a silver) As a treat, he kept a journal during the project. It's a staggering amount of work, but he breaks everything into smaller manageable stages.
A great looking missile platform: http://warhammermaniaco.blogspot.com/2011/01/lanzador-de-misiles.html
This is from another new blog this week that focus' on terrain with excellent tutorials: http://warhammermaniaco.blogspot.com/ (english)
A good carapace tutorial: http://paintingmunkystyle.blogspot.com/2011/01/tutorial-tyranid-carapace.html
Lantz looks at What holds you back and What keeps you going when hobbying.
Dethtron continues to rock on with the Dark Angels this week: http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2011/01/19/music-to-game-by-dark-angels/
Ron shows how to paint a glowing power fist: http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2011/01/painting-glowing-powerfist.html
And a step by step of a Terminator vs Gretchin: http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.com/2011/01/suicide-bomber.html
A few tips from Dante's Inferno: http://cmdante.blogspot.com/2011/01/painting-tips-collection-i.html
Old School has a nice Chaos drop pod conversion, and I like how he's rusted it: http://darkfuturegaming.blogspot.com/2011/01/painted-dreadclaw-drop-pod-conversion.html
Dusty thinks out of the box with a dollar store catapult: http://wpggamegeeks.blogspot.com/2011/01/dollar-store-mordor-catapult.html
Gimnir shows off some great style: http://gimnir.blogspot.com/2011/01/profundizando-en-la-cenitalidad.html
A chaplain with black highlights that are well done: http://warpaintguy.blogspot.com/2011/01/space-marine-chaplain.html
This is a nice little article on tactics: http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2011/01/17/ork-defense-force-learning-from-outside-the-40k-verse/
Some nice "junky" ork bases: http://warpaintguy.blogspot.com/2011/01/trashy-ork-bases.html
A good lookin Nurgle army: http://wpggamegeeks.blogspot.com/2011/01/nurgle-tune-up.html