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Obscuring the Astronomican Part Two


Greetings traveller and welcome to a realm beyond the safety of your Astronomican. It’s time to start getting used to the idea that the Emperor’s Light doesn’t reach all the dark corners of the galaxy anymore.

Objective Secured – Bog Sylvaneth Kurnoth Hunters Conversions

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You might remember NafNaf’s work from such blog post as Killer Space Clowns From My Nightmares. His Dark Eldar army is the sort of thing that wakes you at 3 am in a cold sweat. Well, he’s back with an Age Of Sigmar army taking a twisted look at the Sylvaneth.

She once was beautiful. The sun dappled leaves made shadows in her glade, where spring flowers grew, eternal in their beauty. Death had no power there, instead, the cycle of life renewed, again and again, safe within the bosom of her enveloping spirit.

From the initial post in the series

It all starts off so nicely and goes down hill from there. Full of corruption and bloatedness and evil forest things. Remember THAT bit in the original Evil Dead movie? That’s what I’m talking about. Gnnh. Scary and well worth checking out.

St. Andrews Wargaming – Army Showcase

One thing that draws me back to St. Andrews Wargaming is the amount of work Corrm does focussing on other hobbyists. The site boasts an impressive collection of interviews with other bloggers. It’s an impressive and interesting body of work called Better Know A Blogger. In another crazy community building service, he’s now doing army showcases. The first one looking at @PaintedByG‘s impressive Slaves to Darkness Warband. The thing that I found especially interesting about this army was the inspiration which was drawn from these images:

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and lead to him producing this:

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And we’ve all been there. Where a single image can inspire us to start a new army. I’ve always found the results satisfying, if not the level of the finished project. Like these! Wow.

Broken Paintbrush – Creating Scenic Terrain for Bases and Dioramas with Andy

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If there’s one thing I love reading, it has to be a basing tutorial. And even better when they’re well written and easily understood. I’ve always found that the tutorials that assume I am an idiot and explain everything step-by-step and in detail are the best ones. Joe has built a huge repository of cool hobby material, including a published book! Anything that appears on Broken Paintbrush can be safely assured to be quality.

This has been Obscuring the Astronomican, where I randomly review blog posts that highlight some of the amazing hobbyists out there and I encourage you to check them out.
If you have you a blog that should be in Obscuring the Astronomican? Please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!

  • Thanks for the shout out! Glad you are enjoying the focus on other hobbyists, I’m really liking them too. Hope to get a few more showcases out in the coming weeks.
    That scenic base tutorial was fantastic. I’ll be bookmarking that to come back to on some terrain projects!

    • I love reading your Meet a Blogger series. Finding out new stuff about hobbyists is awesome fun.

  • Thanks for the shoutout to Andy’s tutorial!
    I’ve been going through your lists and finding some new blogs to follow, great finds!