How to get the most from FTW

From the Warp was created as a way for me to share my hobby. It has turned into something much bigger than I ever anticipated it would.
I am forever grateful to all those who support this site.

If you're looking to get the most from this site, there are a few things you can do.

1. Visit regularly!
You can also subscribe by email and get email updates sent to you when something new is posted. I try and post once a day and subscribing will let you know when something new has gone up on the site. You can always swing by and check it out at your own pace then.

FTW focuses on the modeling and painting aspect of the hobby more than anything else. Sure, we have lots of other stuff, but most of it is just me sharing the stuff I'm learning as I go along.

If you want to show your support by becoming a Follower, just scroll down the right hand column, sign in and start following.

2. Check out the FTW Blogger Group.
The FTW Blogger Group members are collected into Expansions that can be found in the right hand column. With links to over 500 bloggers (almost all 40k related), they are constantly being updated with tons of new stuff. Each new update comes with a timestamp so you can scroll down to the point where you last visited. That way you don't miss anything.

Group members also participate in Collaborative posts.
These posts focus on one topic (like painting tips for example) and all bloggers contribute their wisdom on the topic.

If you're interested in joining, here's what you need to do.

3. Check out the Archives.
Tips and Tutorials
Here you'll find tons of links from bloggers covering Modeling, Painting, Terrain and Photography. This is constantly growing as bloggers send in new links.

Links to lots of free PDF's to help you with the hobby. From cheat sheets to rules and links to official FAQ's, it's all stuff desinged to help you out.

Consumer Reviews
A database of personal experiences with online companies. If you're looking to buy something online, check out what other people may have to say about the company.

4. Contribute!
You can send in your links to be added to FTW. Not only does it help other hobbyists out there, it'll get traffic back to your blog too. Everything you need to know about sending your links in can be found here.

5. Enjoy the weekly FTW features.
The Tuesday Top Ten
Posted every Tuesday, this list is compiled by Ryan and it covers the best of the best out there in the blogging world. He goes through hundreds and hundreds of blog posts every week looking for those few that really stand out.

Warzone Wednesdays
Each Wednesday, Col. Corbane takes a look at terrain in the 40k universe. From spotlighting what other hobbyists have built to to in-depth tutorials, he covers a good amount of ground each week.

Rogue Trader Fridays
Posted every Friday, Bryan goes through his old Warhammer 40k books from way back when and shares some artwork from those days. If you've been playing forever, it brings back great memories. If you're new to the hobby, you can see what it used to be like in the "old days."

The Week in 40k Podcasting Review
Posted every Saturday, EvilEd goes over the past week's podcasts and gives us the inside track on what they've covered for the week. He lets us know what he thinks is worth listening to and what you might want to skip this time.

The Old Timer's league
When I do get a chance to play an actual game of 40k, it's with a few close freinds ever now and then. I try and snap some pictures and highlight the night of gaming in these (really infrequent) posts.

The Wife's Perspective
Yep, my Wife has decided that after a couple years of enduring my hobby, she is more than qualified to speak her mind on "little man" affairs. She pulls no punches in her editorial articles.

The Warp can be a changing place. FTW is home to hundreds and hundreds of links. Over time, Bloggers will change their site, lose articles, not keep things updated or any other host of things can happen. Unfortunately, this means you may click on a link only to find it's no longer there now.
If that happens, I apologise. If you want to let me know about it, I would appreciate it so I can remove the "dead" link from the site and save any future travelers the headache of getting lost in the warp.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find something useful here.

Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!

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