Who are you?
I’m Brendon, a
twentythirty-something Software Engineer from the midwest. I’m a typical nerd and enjoy Sci-Fi and Fantasy and know nothing about sportsball. I enjoy puzzles, I like using crossword generators to make my puzzles math and I have a near encyclopedic knowledge of movie soundtracks.
How did you get into miniatures / tabletop wargames?
I started painting models when I was about 10. My father is an avid model train enthusiast, and I enjoyed helping him build trains and layouts. He got me a few model car kits, and I was hooked. Not long after that, I decided I was tired of working on models just to put them on a shelf.
I started looking and asking around for some type of model I could play with – something that was part model kit, part game. Of course, I stumbled across Warhammer 40k. I started with the 3rd Ed kit, Space Marines vs Dark Eldar. I painted them exactly as shown on the box, and I don’t know that I actually played a game with them for several years…
What do you play now?
As of 2017, largely Infinity – PanOceania (Military Orders, Neoterra soon), Combined Army (Onyx Contact Force and Morats) and I have some Nomads. I also enjoy video games, like World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Horizon Zero Dawn
Why paint miniatures?
I really enjoy the creative process – taking an idea and making it real. It’s also relaxing, uses different mental muscles than my day job, and unlike video games, I get a demonstrable product out of the time I put in.