From the Ashes…

Hello everyone!

It’s been almost a year since I made any substantial contribution to this space and considering my previous pace this is quite frustrating to me. Most of it is attributed to the fact that it’s difficult to spare lengthier sessions for quality painting and short term distractions like video games are a lot more attractive. Add to that the stress in work and I can pretty much sum up the reasons for the cobwebs. Checked my cabinets with models and boxes stacked on top of those. Lots of unfinished projects/messes, and a few replies to comments on the blog here and there… not for long.

Roemer’s Workshop will open again but will have a more reasonable schedule for posts now that I’m a daddy. My goal and early resolution is to have a balanced approach to the hobby and get as many projects completed as possible with a few reviews thrown in there for good measure. Not gonna promise a weekly posting regimen as that’s nigh impossible to achieve but I will not disappear for long periods like this. To kickstart this I’m starting with an unboxing/review post this Friday – anyone interested in Space Hulk keep an eye out.

For everyone watching this space however long and frequent – thank you for the visits and the encouragement. I’m looking forward to creating quality material once more.

See you soon!

The Plunge

Hello and welcome to Roemer’s Workshop!

This blog will track my progress in the miniature hobby, be it real-life scale models of air and land vehicles or sci-fi and fantasy wargaming figures. I intend to post on a weekly basis to give myself a kind of flow, to push me to be more involved in the hobby and in the meantime, learn a bit about blogging and modeling techniques in general.

A little about myself… I have been in the hobby since grade school, when I had my lifetime goal of becoming a military jet pilot some day (spoilers: I didn’t). Thus most of the models I got from my parents were of jet fighters of different eras. Of course the models I built had very little resemblance to the box picture, since I pretty much wanted a plane with some kind of camo on it to play around and show off.

Imagine this beauty in the garish “camo” of bright yellows, blues and greens. Yeah, that’s what I call tri-color camo!

Later in high school I found out about miniature wargaming and eventually the inspiration for almost all the fancy fantasy and sci-fi games, the Warhammer universe. And boy, was that a treat! My starter set was the Battleforce: Space Orks and I was really excited to both paint the minis and play the game on tabletop. I painted a few ork boyz with the base colors and was happy with them. When I had to travel for higher education however, I shelved the box and the long hiatus began.

Today, I have settled in a proper house with my wife where I work on a Black Legion Chaos Space Marine army. I pretty much distanced myself from the wargaming aspect of the models and focus on creating good-looking miniatures (above tabletop quality, if you will). The aim is to strive for the best paint job ever, when I pick up a new model. This hobby is a lot more fun with the community involved, so please do comment on stuff you like/dislike with a touch of constructive criticism.

That said, let the painting begin!