15 years ago, me and my two brother got the 2nd edition WH40k starting set from our grandparents. We had a lot of fun, painting models in all kind of colors, trying to read and translate the exciting texts about a galaxy and an Empire really exciting, even playing some games against friends we introduced to the hobby, there were no clubs or groups in our town in the north of Sweden. Instead we had to do with what we have got, great times. Though my bigger brother could never really let go of the thought that he really wished for Fantasy instead!
Two years ago, me and my older brother travelled through Scotland for two weeks during the summer. Last day spent in Edinburgh, we stumbled into a Games Workshop store, finding back to the hobby for the first time in 10 years, long story short, we went out with enough fantasy stuff to fill our backpacks to the limit for what is acceptable at Ryanair!
Here we are now, played a few games Vampire Counts vs Empire, only against each other, my brother more enjoying the terrain creating, and myself a bit more into the gaming side. Both primarily enjoying the depth of imagination in the hobby, maybe trying to reconnect to our younger years, but now with deeper pockets and more patience
Myself I am studying at University, 5 year program in Biotechnology, for a Bachelor and Master in this area, painting a bit during my spare time. Taking it slow getting into the hobby. Someday I might have an army worthy for the gaming table. What I really like about this hobby is that there is no age-limit, I am 26 now, had a lot of fun when I was 10, enjoying painting and meeting up with my brother for a casual game once or twice a year nowadays. There is no rush and I can see my self picking up these models from a dusty box years in the future.
Starting of with a few heroes I recently painted, only basing left. Highlights are a bit blow out on the pictures. And there are a few white reflections that is not visible in real life, only when using a flash. Please let me know what you think!