Wargaming Tradecraft: Old Stuff Day!


Old Stuff Day!

Image created by Tamara "FirstKeeper"
Once again, we've come to the day where our local section of the blogosphere revisits some of our old posts in order to shine a light on things we don't want people to miss out on.

You should also be able to find some other blogs celebrating Old Stuff Day, like Warhammer 39,999 , Creative Twilight and possibly even House of Paincakes. (from the people who've mentioned it's coming up)

Last year, I mostly linked posts where I mused over various aspects of the hobby and a little blog-fu.

My Postapocalyptibuggy was a very fun project, and you can see all the build steps.

To paint my Mauler, I even had to reference my airbrush thinner post to remind myself how I made my mixture.

There were a couple neat posts where I featured a few comparisons between the first models an artist has painted, and where we're at now. I was hoping to get more examples and thoughts to share, so if you haven't already, feel free to send me your own. I've also got steps for newer painters on quickly making tabletop quality minis.

Previously, my post on Bringing a New Style to the Hobby was my most read post here at Wargaming Tradecraft. Lots of great theories on painting styles in the hobby... and y'know what? Part of old stuff day is also for us writers to look back at what we've done in the past... I never made good on my intent to explore some of the styles I discuss here. That's going to change.

I actually only mentioned it because now, thanks to a contest at Blood of Kittens, I seem to have a collection of Warhammer 40k Memes that in the last year have rocketed to most read. Clearly this is an under-serviced niche of the wargaming hobby.

Then there's also a few practical posts we can all learn from - tips on Lighting Your Hobby Area to ensure your colours look as correct as they can be, and Preventing Super Glue from Drying Out to... well, you get the idea.

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