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About this blog

Good day Ladies & Gentlemen, Brothers & Sisters, the Ethereal and the Earthly, welcome to my blog!

A brief introduction, I started playing role playing games way back in the early 1980's with D&D & for around the next 20 years or so moved through the various RPG systems, Cyberpunk, Shadowrun...etc. Through D&D I was introduced to the amazing world of miniature painting on the old lead figures, even though we'd rarely use those in game. I would also dabble in the WW2 Tamyia/Airfix models because I simply loved painting things.   I became aware of Warhammer sometime in the early 90's when stores starting popping up around my home town of Toronto, although I do believe I had a few figures that were simply titled Citadel I bought through a great (at that time) comic shop called The Silver Snail in the late 80's.  Now as things seem to do, life gets complicated & your adventure takes a different turn so you move on. Around 2015 a co-worker and I are sharing some beers and chit-chat we he says he can't do something tomorrow evening because of his D&D game!!! I was shocked that not only was this younger than myself dude playing my once beloved game, but hell they have new additions coming out!! " I tried to get out but they pulled me back in" 

It was through this re-introduction to D&D that I would fall for this game called Warhammer 40,000, but not fully at first, it would also re-ignite my love of painting mini's.. It was one evening at the local comic shop where our weekly D&D game would take place that I saw this incredible displayed table with all the burnt out buildings, tanks, and these space solders and I had to venture over & try to figure out what this thing was. I didn't even play D&D this evening I was hooked on this game. I remember seeing similar tables in the Games Workshop stores years prior but really paid little attention to these. These chaps were playing 6th Ed and so I started my quest.....a very long quest, because, well...holy :cuss: this stuff was pricey!!

I would get to know these folks that would play weekly games to a point that they would lend me an army to play, very cool & I sucked huge, still do, but for me its all fun and worth the laugh. When 8th Ed launched I jumped on it and tried to get my fellow co-workers to join in...nope! D&D was easy for them, this game...no interest, well till Underworlds came around then that's all we'd play for the next several years. 

Not long into my journey of 40K, once I started to put the lore in order I found out there was this other system called 30K and holy :cuss: even more expensive than 40K, just what in the world have I got myself into. Well 30K is where I truly belong, as I love history and my main interests have always been civil wars so..... and even though I find myself much more of a hobbyist now than a wargamer, I'm very psyched for this new Ed, even if all I do is read the manuals and paint the mini's. 

I should make one small clarification, while I love all the lore, settings..etc I truly enjoy the things in verse that are not explained or left wide open for your imagination to explore. So while 30K is the setting I like most, my slice of this universe falls in the aftermath of HH. I will use this as a hobby/head cannon blog where I'll throw out ideas and hopefully receive some feedback from time to time. 

I'm a Alpha Legionnaire and no I'm not Alpharius, I think he died! 

Thanks for taking the time to read

Spazmolytic

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Call To Arms progress 2

I had to take a break from the Knights and get stuck into the Reaver. It's been a very slow progression as life keeps throwing curve balls my way but I'm slowly getting there.  Now I've got to say I've never really been a fan of the pre-moulded Princepts/Banners...etc that GW produces, not all but most. And starting out with the other armour piece that I did prior to the Call of Arms starting, having to switch to the Princepts armour piece didn't thrill me HOWEVER after I was fairly close to don

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Spazmolytic in Call To Arms

Call to Arms Progress

Man its been a slow start but hopefully I'll pick up steam now. Was hoping to be done my first pledge by now but life always finds a way.  Anyway I'm fairly new to the world of contrast paints having only used Flesh Tearers red before but decided to try a new recipe for House Mortimer that included a really nice yellow (sorry as a Alpha Legion guy I can not say the name of this paint) and a purple I honestly forgot the name of but it is quite dark and nice.  Also I'm not much of a army painter s

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Spazmolytic in Call To Arms

Red Corsairs and Stompy Robots

Well some time has elapsed and miniature hobby time is at a minimum due to other interests. Spring time has trout season opener where you walk hundreds of miles of river banks or hike through bush reaching that back lake that hasn't seen a person in 6 months ( and very few people ever see it period) or you try on that ninja suit and hope that a Turkey has terrible eyesight and gets close enough for you to tag out. Spring is also a good time to go out rock hounding and Ramp and Morel (ramps are w

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Spazmolytic in Red Corsairs

I've succumbed to the power of Chaos (Updated)

Wow its been a spell!! That whole work/life balance thing has been out of whack but its starting to level out again, a very positive thing. With the out of balance thing mind ventured into areas I never really went to before, namely Chaos!  Sure I've painted a few Underworlds Warbands & the odd Death guard model but the 40K Chaos astestic never really appealed to me. Aspects of it for sure but most seemed to GWAR-ish for my taste. Now I have followed many peoples Blogs over the years & h

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Spazmolytic in Red Corsair

A Quick WIP

Its getting harder to find the time these days to squeeze in some hobby time. Finally had some cooler temps (till these last couple of days) so the Divers have started to migrate, a touch of rain had the Steelhead running, Walleye closer is fastly approaching and work is crazy with Health Canada & FDA audits forthcoming. Not to mention garden & yard prep....man life used to be much simpler. Anyway I decided I would try a different paint scheme on my Terminators. wanted to try the me

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Spazmolytic in Terminator

Sicaran Done!

Well brothers & sisters the Sicaran is in the books now! I completed this in what is record time for me. Normally a model like this would take me a month likely two but cranked it out in a few weeks. This is mainly due to my other hobbies not producing right now, I don't Salmon fish and the fall Steelhead aren't really running yet plus the large migration of waterfowl hasn't been cold enough to drive them south however likely the biggest factor is that BCK has this contest going on here curr

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Spazmolytic in Sicaran

Dread finished and a new start

It's taken me a bit to get back into the Blogging mind set mainly because of the long form framework. With FB, Insta...etc, you post a picture, quick blurb and be done with it, extremely easy to become lazy with words. You gain insta-gratification with "likes" or "Follows" but really, at least to me, they have never meant anything. Sure as a hobbyist getting hundreds of likes for a model you completed felt good at first but knowing some people just click on it because their finger is pre-program

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Spazmolytic in Alpha Dreadnought

A Little Progress

Had a few extra minutes this past long weekend to start on some of the weathering this chap will receive.  Time will be more restricted as these fall months go on so finding the time between fishing & hunting will be sparse but I am going to try for 1 hour per day. Most of these hours will get spent looking at the model to figure if I've missed something then likely 10 minutes of actual paint time.   I was going for more of a car heat shield look over the exhaust, not 100% ha

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Spazmolytic in Alpha Dreadnought

Some Quick WIP's

Hey all, I don't know about you but I'm a rather slow hobbyist. 1 figure can take me whats seems like an eternity, manly due to the abundance of things that life throws your way but there is some laziness in there too! I'm hoping this blog helps push me past this stage and into an area that can have me turn out a figure a week if not faster.  So without further ado......    Cerberus as he stands now, still has a ways to go but am happy with the progress so far. For the in between stage

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Spazmolytic in Cerberus

Cerberus, Brother of the Blade, member of the 50-22nd

Well hey there again, my second post is taking form. Before I start plotting down the head cannon for my Alpha Legion, I thought that maybe I should have some hobby to go with it.  So Cerberus is a thought I had of creating a duellist champion for my Alpha's. His lore would be, is he one of a trio of duellists where the enemy doesn't know that 2 others are lurking close by to pounce and cause their demise! Or does he have 3 souls living within his mind which makes him seem very unhinged to

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Spazmolytic in Cerberus

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