Thursday, November 22, 2012

Life in the old dog still

Hello guys, number four signing in.

I have been around for a while now, some of you will know me from the Warhammer Forum, where I contribute as Old Fogey. I also lurk and occasionally add to a few other forums, under various names such as Bagpuss, Nord, Soulseeker and TheGreenMan. Some of you might even know my ancient website, Griffin Painting. It's hardly surprising I get confused so easily! On the basis that I am most likely to remember the name I have used the longest, let's stick with Old Fogey.

One of the problems of old age is PILES. I do have a severe case of piles. Every time I sit down, I jump up again in discomfort, muttering to myself, "I must get those piles of unpainted figures out of the cupboard". So I shamble off, down the corridor, turn right, then left, then realise I am in the toilet so turn back round and go to the cupboard. I open the door, and there they are, glistening dully in lead heaps, piled high in dusty boxes of unclipped sprue, or hidden away behind my precious copies of Pipe Smokers Weekly, Caravan Adventures and Which Walking Stick. Where do I start?

Hopefully, the young uns in this ere blog will be able to help out an old duffer like myself. I have several ongoing army projects that I am likely to add to, mainly Chaos (in all three forms of Warrior, Daemon and Beast), Dwarfs, Orcs and Goblins, and possibly even, I can't say the E-word in this grimey place. I also have a simmering desire to paint up hordes of grave guard, zombies, ghouls and yes, I literally do have skeletons in my closet.

So that's what you can expect from this old idiot. Bad jokes, rambling posts and maybe even a bit of painting now and then. Oh, and that picture, it's not really me, though I do have slippers just like it!


  1. We humble youngsters salute you in the name of grime!

  2. Welcome you grumpy git! Glad to see your ramblings here, now get working on these piles of goodies that you have in your closets.

  3. Oh I can relate. I'm right now swerving madly trying to avoid purchasing minis for another new project, because my wiser (and smaller) portion of my brain says I should get at the many unfinished projects I have now. Looking forward to seeing what you do.

  4. Oh goody now I can stalk you in multiple places on the interwebz (as the kidz call it...)

  5. Hey hey Old Fogey!
    I'm sure you're not that all :)
    Wellcome aboard and come on , lets finish those armies!