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My nominated recipients of the Leibster chain are:
Max Von Deadlock
So now onto the questions:
Why did you start blogging?
I've been blogging or writing on the internet for a long time - I just love talking about the stuff that interests me. Probably been doing that for about 15-16yrs in various guises. Originally I ran a pair of pretty successful music zines - Better Off Dead, succeeded by the bigger Vendetta Zine. Both covered hardcore punk and underground metal and featured mainly news and reviews of records. Vendetta eventually became so out of control I couldn't keep up with the quantity of CD's I was getting sent from the bands and labels and I folded it. It had become such a monster I had a half dozen staff in various countries like Sweden and the US helping me, and we still couldn't meet demand. I think when the job of just producing writing takes over from the enjoyment of your blogs topic, you should stop. And so I did.
If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?
The thing that spoils any hobby or scene... the negative aspects of human nature that makes some people encourage division and hostility.
What is best in life?
To crush your enemies, see them driv... sorry. My serious answer is just: knowing great people.
Do you want to live forever?
No. There aren't enough hobbies out there to sate my appetite.
Fame or fortune?
What miniatures are you most proud of having painted?
My first model I painted after getting back into the hobby about two years ago, a GW Helbrute. That thing ain't ever getting sold. Aside from that? I did a Deathwing Captain conversion about 20-odd years ago when they had the Native American thing in their fluff... I still have him.
How do you deal with burn out?
My top tip is paint some terrain. It's quick and easy and satisfying. Either that or just treat yourself to a few weeks off to watch movies, drink beer, and don't pick up a paintbrush at all.
Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Star Wars. The first three films made. Original theatrical cuts.
If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, who would it be?
Corvus Belli. Hands down. Best miniature maker in the world bar none - very few CB releases have me unimpressed or not thinking of starting that particular faction! Forge World second - whilst GW stuff seems to be getting more toy like and homogenised, FW continue to smash it with some incredible stuff.
What is your favourite takeaway?
Fish and chips. Can't get any better than that.