Monday, July 10, 2017

Tap, tap, tap, is this thing on?

Hello to anyone still listening out there, I know it’s been a long bout of silence with small busts of static. I am going to try once again to start posting content, the last yeah has been the worst nightmarish year of my life and I need an outlet to post my thoughts.

The last time I posted was when I started my Horus Heresy era Space Wolves, the week after I posted my little sister died due to problems in child birth. This was horrifying and obviously derailed my hobby. I spent the next few months helping and consoling my nieces and nephew. The holidays were really tough as well, but we made it through sharing fantastic memories of my sister I cannot remember the last time we laughed so much at Christmas. It truly felt like things were finally turning the corner.

We had a fantastic New Years eve as well we even streamed with my Pop from his place in Panama. It was awesome filled with joy and laughter, we decided to make this a new tradition. Two days later it felt like the world was ending, we got the news that my Father had passed away. I still have numb days over this, my Pop was my rock and inspiration when It comes to the hobby and gaming.

My Dad started me off in this hobby young I was rolling dice for him by age 6 and painting minis by age 8, the thought of not participating in the wargaming hobby has never crossed my mind, it is a part of life for me just like breathing. It’s been 7 months I still keenly feel his loss, but it’s time to start gaming and painting in a serious way again.

I have plenty of projects I would like to complete to play games in my father’s memory. These span the entirety of history within gaming from the Ancient world to the jungles of the Vietnam War. It is going to be an emotional fun filled ride for sure.

On the positive side of things we now have a fantastic 40k gaming reboot with the release of 8th edition, I think it’s finally time to get the Soul Reapers rebuilt and painted. I owe this to the fantastic folks that contributed the models for it. In fact I have been painting the Lord of the Reapers and he’s almost finished here's a sneak peek! 

Until next time…..


  1. Glad to see you back!

    The past few years have been rough in my life as well; also suffering from the loss of family, and the fallout of that. My hobby mojo is nowhere near what it was prior to that, and I'm also slowly getting back into things. So far 8th edition has provided some fuel for my hobby desire, I just hope I can fully jump back on the horse again.

    1. Thanks buddy, loss of family members is rough and that fall out you mention is a crazy real thing, sometimes it boggles my mind the crap family members come up with.

      I try to focus on the good and fun times its the best way for me to cope.

      You have my condolences as well dude.

    2. Much appreciated.

      Yeah, family is, for real, but what the hell can you do?

  2. Welcome back and I am sorry to hear about your loss.

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    1. Happy to hear it TJ, glad you made it back from deployment.

  4. I'm sorry for your losses.
    Hope this blog will help you to go on.

  5. You're a pillar in a thriving community that is grateful to have you.

    Game on.

  6. I knew from twitter that you were going through some rough stuff, but geez, I had no idea just HOW ROUGH! Glad you made it through. Hopefully only good things will come your way for awhile. Happy dice rolling!

    1. Thanks buddy much appreciated, I will come out stronger on the back end of this for certain.

      Cheers, Jim

  7. Welcome back and sorry for your loss

  8. That's awful. I'm sorry for your loss, Big Jim, I hope the hobby gives some comfort.



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