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Hi All. New to the Forum.

Discussion in 'Welcome aboard' started by AndrewJax1983, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. AndrewJax1983 New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm Andrew. I'll jump right in. I first discovered this hobby when I was 13. As most young teenagers who find the hobby, I was introduced to Space Marines from GW. I think they were 2nd edition minis at the time and it was right on the cusp of 3rd edition. Anyway, we weren't particularly wealthy so it was really hard to get my hands on any miniatures, so I never really practiced much. In my 20s I tried to get back into the hobby, but life happens and it fell away again. In my 30s I kept thinking about little toy soldiers and how cool it is to paint them, but I never jumped back in.

    Fast forward (I'm old enough to remember VCRs lol) to 2020. I've just come back from a 6 month stint in Colombia, with fresh enthusiasm to tackle various life changes and personal creative hobbies, miniature painting being one of them. So I dove in, splurged... and Covid hit. It should have been a good time to get some painting done, but alas, no. I've been struggling with some serious health issues since around March 2020, and still going at it now. So I didn't really get to paint much at all. But this year my desire to paint is roaring like a raging inferno. Perhaps 2021 will be the year I can clear up the health issues, sort out some life changes, and finally paint the minis I always wanted to paint.

    I've got a project I'm working on right now, which I'll post about in the Newbie forum at a later stage, and I hope to share the re-emergence of this hobby in my life, to bare witness in your own journeys as well, and hopefully to learn from you much wiser and experienced individuals. Anyway, that's me. I look forward to getting to know you all.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention, I'm interested primarily in fantasy and sci-fi minis, but I also enjoy historical and contemporary subject matter as well.

    May the W&N N07 be with you :)
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  2. Chrisr PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Welcome to the forum Andrew. Enjoy your bench time.

    Cheers
    Chris
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  3. AndrewJax1983 New Member

    Thanks, mate :)
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  4. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Welcome onboard Andrew :)

    look froward to seeing you on the forums
    Cheers for now
    Paul
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  5. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Andrew

    A BIG ŴELCOME to PF

    Great to have you with us

    Do ask any questions someone will know

    Lots of different sections to look at including traditional and 3 D sculpting , competitions , WIP's , References , Painting techniques and so much more

    There are threads in Welcome Aboard about how to do things including posting pics on PF ....

    but feel free to message me always happy to help

    We have V Bench for WIP's as well https://www.planetfigure.com/forums/vbench-works-in-progress.35/ ) , and also a Completed part

    There's also Painting techniques where you will find much about Acrylics

    ALL figures are welcome and of course Vignettes & Diorama ( we run friendly competitions if you wish as well , one called FOTM where there are 3 classes to choose in which to enter )

    Happy bench-time

    Nap ( Moderator/Admin )
  6. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Welcome Andrew and hope the health issues clear up soon for you.
    Steve
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  7. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Wishing you well Andrew.
    Have a long and enjoyable stay.(y)
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  8. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
  9. AndrewJax1983 New Member

    Thank you all for your kind words. Yep, health issues should take me a while to recover from, but progress is being made surely.

    @Nap: Thanks mate. I will take a thorough look at the various sections of this site and make a post about the project I'm working on currently in short order.

    Much love :)
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  10. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Welcome to the Planet, Andrew! I look forward to seeing your figures.

    Prost!
    Brad
  11. AndrewJax1983 New Member

    Uh-oh! I have to expose myself! :eek:

    I'll be posting my first project in the next day or two. WIP section.

    :)
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