Expanding From the Warp to include more

Right, never go past the light... it's very dark out there.

But the "Warp" is a very, very big place with lots of cool stuff.
So it doesn't take long for someone like me too stray out past the boundaries if you will to see what else is out there.

Partly out of curiosity and partly because it's amazing what kind of inspiration you can find out there. And by out there, I mean the non-40k world. Gasp!

There aren't many other sites I look at but I do follow a couple of non-40k blogs though. The main one being Tankards and Broadswords. Dare I categorize him into a RPG blog, but it's interesting to read about another gaming system and the highs and lows those guys face. Just like us.

The Painting Corps hit on this a while ago with a post on Tank Weathering Resources where they highlighted a couple of non-40k sites that covered weathering "tricks" that could be applied to 40k.

So what's the result of all this exploring you ask?

I'm adding a smaller blogroll to the opposite column of FTW with a handful of non-40k blogs that might just broaden some horizons out there and get us all exposed to a little more than Warhammer 40,000.
But I need some help, I would like to know what "hobby" blogs you guys look at other than Warhammer 40,000 blogs. Add a comment and send me a link that I can add to the blogroll. Whether it's your blog or not, we're looking for inspiration outside the world of 40k here.

Worst case scenario, we pick up a few tips to help us along the way.

UPDATE: This post is fairly old and FTW has since experienced a number of changes. Sometimes it's nice to look back at where you came from and where you're going.

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!


  1. I go to:

    for painting tips and ideas.

    I also look at what model airplane guys use (because they're nuttier about painting and modelling than I'm EVER going to be.) They know some neat tricks. Swanny's got a good site:

  2. Thanks for the nod, dude. I don't read many 40K blogs, but yours is one of the few in my blog roll and always worth a read when I get a chance.

    Good gaming!

  3. Well...

    A German WAR-Blog with some Tabletop-Elements:




  4. http://blog.brushthralls.com/

    This is a blog dedicated to Privateer Press games. I'm not sure if it is a secret or not but I am a Pressganger (equivalent of a outrider or commando for GW) for Privateer Press and I have learned a lot from the Brushthralls and some of the other sources of painting information associated with it.

    For example, I learned most of my weathering tricks from reading No Quarter (Privateer Press's Bi-Monthly Magazine) and talking to the PP Painting staff at cons. Later this month I will be posting a rust tutorial on my blog which I have developed based on techniques I learned in a No Quarter magazine.

    If you haven't you should check out the Brushthralls site as they are very talented modelers and painters and the whole site is dedicated to tips and tutorial on how to become a better painter.

  5. Thanks, I'm going to get the blogs added and see about adding links to the other ones.


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