Sunday, 9 April 2017

On the Boil: Loads of great Oldhammerish blogs you might not know about!

Scrolling through my Reading List (as Blogger likes to call it) after so long, I was shocked to see that many of the blogs I used to enjoy were no more, with many long since abandoned by their respective authors. The discovery made me rather nostalgic for the early, exciting days of Oldhammer when each new day seemed to bring a fresh enthusiast to the internet. Thankfully, some stalwarts of the medium are still going strong and it has been refreshing and illuminating to frequent their small corners of the web once more. In doing so I discovered a wealth of additional blogs that were either new (or newish) or I had missed entirely the first time around.

And here they are... enjoy responsibly and don't forget to follow!

http://littleleadpeople.blogspot.co.uk/


Ashley (a regular contributor to our shared games at the Wargames Foundry) is the LittleLeadPerson who runs this little blog. He has an interesting mix of models up to view, with his undead stuff striking a chord with me (he has a beautifully painted 1980s Skull Chucker for example) and not all of it is in the Oldhammer vein. 

http://theincursionsofchaos.blogspot.co.uk/


A chap called Jeg is the person-in-charge of this slice of the blogosphere. His or her work on the old 1980s chaos beastmen immediately caught my eye and they are well worth a view. Jeg's painting style is very similar in look to many old Citadel painters of yore (which may be deliberate I suppose) and combines dark and bright colours together on the same model effectively. I had to smile when I read about Jeg's dislike of painting shields (I remember being the same once), though the pink effect  achieved on the latest beastman was quite striking without a design. A nice painting blog this one, updated every few weeks or so. 

http://goblinlee.blogspot.co.uk/


Like Ashley, I have met GoblinLee several times and have always been staggered with the size and range of his collection of figures. So quite how I missed his blog is anyone's guess! Scrolling through his more recent work is a real pleasure as he does focus on any particular type of models. He has some lovely posts about Lord of the Rings models and his snakemen (pictured) are outstanding. 

There is loads of stuff to enjoy here. Go see! 

http://belchedfromthedepths.blogspot.co.uk/


Ryder Strickland's work on recreating the colour schemes of the old Dungeon Quest characters really is worth seeing. His painting skills are excellent and his models are a pleasure to view. He doesn't just stick to Citadel models either and has some nice Otherworld pieces worth seeing too. His blog has been running even longer than this one so how I missed his excellent body of work is beyond me. I have since rectified that oversight. 

http://leadmenagerie.blogspot.co.uk/



Caliburn's blog is another example of a long running site that I have missed out on. Browsing through the work on offer is great fun and very varied. I found the articles about Grenadier very enlightening as I don't know a great deal about the manufacturer. Bold, bright colour is the order of the day when you study the painted models on offer. Well worth a visit!

http://stonecoldlead.blogspot.co.uk/


Stonecoldlead is very well known and I have admired his incredibly painted models for some years now. I was pleased that he had started a blog and spent some time enviously pouring over his recent work. Lots to see here, with models from many different manufacturers and periods, real and imagined. 

http://oldhammerspain.blogspot.co.uk/


I've known Carlos online for some years and I was impressed with his blog. This wonderfully painted Mikeal Jacson model leapt right off the screen at me! He has loads of brightly painted models to enjoy and I was impressed by his gorgeous chaos army. He even has a battle report with photographs to enjoy using many of these models! 

Right, before I pop off can you do me a favour dear reader? If you are aware of a decent blog why not post the address below in the comments section. I would like to further broaden my hobby horizons and if I've missed these excellent sites what else could I be missing!?

Thanks 

Orlygg

31 comments:

  1. I recommend http://bluesmarauders.blogspot.com

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    1. Good old Blue was one of the inspirations behind this blog! Go check out some of his outstanding paintjobs, particularly on the old Marauder Chaos Dwarfs!

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  2. Thanks for links, I didn't know two of them:) Gladly adding them to my own blogroll.

    I don't know if You follow this one Orlygg, but I find it really good too

    http://leadnpaint.blogspot.com/


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    1. I know it. Thanks anyway, though. I must say that the basing on his models are really interesting and I like the way he mixes standard painting techniques with scenery products. Well worth a look if need need some new ideas for basing!

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  3. another oldhammerfellow from Spain
    http://cronicasviejunas.blogspot.com.es/search/label/oldhammer

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    1. I wasn't aware of this one. I loved the battle report and photographs early on in the oldhammer section. Makes me envious that I still lack a decent set-up like that! ):

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  4. I'd like to recommend a Finnish blog http://vanhaavasarointia.blogspot.fi The name is in Finnish, since he begun the blog native, but for a while it's been all english. There's interesting articles on 3rd edition. The latest are about best masters for different armies (from the "WH Armies"). I'd recommend my own blog as well, but sadly it is all over the place and not focused on old hammer :D

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    1. Again, I had missed out on this one. Some outstanding articles there concerning 3rd edition. I will have to return to them shortly when I have a little more time to digest his thoughts on beastmasters. An original concept and a good one! Thanks.

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    2. I really have to thank Finmirage for mentioning my humble blog here. RoC80's was one of the first blogs in discovered after reading about the Oldhammer movement from a finnish speaking forum just under two years ago. RoC has been one of the biggest sources of inspiration for my blogging. As I'm not a great painter I try to produce written material on things I find interesting and that I hope would please my readers too. I'm particularly happy with the articles on baggage trains, war altars and the still ongoing series on animal handlers.

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    3. They are very fine articles too, which stand up to re-reading. Any further plans for any similar articles in future? I hope so! (:

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    4. Well - I still have three animal handler episodes to go. And I think baggage trains deserve a revisit as I haven't written anything about Norse. Or hobgoblins. Or RoC book armylists.

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    5. This sounds great. I am glad that there is a future in your little Oldhammer niche. I am looking forwards to more! (:

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  5. Great blogs all of them! I had missed a couple of them /Hans

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    1. Glad you got to catch up with them Hans. (:

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  6. Thanks for the new links - my reader has been updated!

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    1. I hope you enjoy them as much as I! (;

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  7. Many, many thanks for mentioning my blog. It was actually your blog that inspired me to start my own. I stumbled across yours about 4 years ago purely by accident and it immediately encouraged me to pick up the paint brush again after 28 years!

    Once again, many thanks.

    Jeg

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    1. No need to thank me at all, the pleasure was all mine. I am glad that my humble ramblings aided you in returning to the hobby! Long may it last! (:

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  8. Great blogs! This is our little contribution from Spain.

    http://goblintramposo.com/category/oldies-maybe-goldies/

    Thanks for your amazing blog that inspires us to create our own.

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    1. I love the Balrog model on here, but I am very envious of the Dwarf Gyrocopter - a model I have been after for some years now! Excellent painting! Thanks for the link, Ismael. (:

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    2. Thanks you for your inspiring blog. It is a pride for me that you like muy humble work.
      I hope that soon I can show you my version of the Nick Bibby's Balrog.

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    3. It is not a model that I am overtly familiar with so will look out for your work on it. I am glad that we inspire each other. (;

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  9. Great to see- pouring through them now.

    My blog, although not regularly updated has some classic Oldhammer posts with recently a bunch of pre-slotta lead... http://revisitingthewarp.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Some lovely old pre-slotta indeed. Thanks for sharing your blog, Dominus. (:

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  10. Not a proper blog, but I've got buckets of early-80s lead in this thread:

    http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=77384.0

    Everything's speed-painted (and badly photographed), but the sheer amount of stuff might provide some compensation. I started with plastic, but was firmly into preslotta and early-slotta metal by about page 5 (of 59 and growing ...).

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    1. Wow! When you said the 'sheer amount of stuff' might be inspirational, you were not wrong at all. A vertiable cornucopiea of Oldhammer in one long gushing! This is well worth a look. Thanks JC for bringing this thread to our attention.

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  11. I'm starting to work on some Oldhammer stuff in order to use it for Frostgrave:
    https://minimetalmayhem.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Oldhammer
    Many of my existing Oldhammer figures are regularly pressed into service as Heroquest heroes or monsters:
    https://minimetalmayhem.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/dungeon

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    1. Thanks Paul. I am now a follower of your work and look forwards to seeing what you intend to do with the boxes and boxes of models you have lying around. Good luck with it all! (;

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  12. Thanks very much for the shout out! Long time fan of Realm of Chaos 80s. BTW, I just posted (today)an Eavy Metal spread of the complete Dungeonquest crew. Would you consider reposting it here? It's the culmination of a lot of effort and I'd love to see it shown to the wider Oldhammer community via a mouthpiece like you have here. Cheers!

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