Hello! I'm Luther.
I first got into this Hobby when I was about 13. A friend of mine had a few RT-era Blood Angels and some Space Wolves. I liked the aesthetic of them immediately and the painting aspect appealed to me as I was into artistic pursuits. I went to a Games Workshop store with him and got myself some Space Marines and some paints. Not knowing what I was doing, I proceeded to cover everything with Blood Angels Orange – straight out of the pot, as thick as you like. No primer, no base coat, no nothing! Needless to say they looked awful, and being somewhat impatient I drifted away from the Hobby.
Some ten years later I fell through a 12' x 12' plate glass window and nearly severed my left hand. This was a bit of a bummer as I was left-handed. The clever doctors at Addenbrooke's, Cambridge managed to reattach the bone, tendons and nerves and I began a long course of occupational and physio therapy to relearn how to use my left hand – and learn to write, draw and do pretty much everything else with my right hand. As part of my rehabilitation I decided to get some more models and have another go at painting. I got myself some scouts and a Furisoso Dreadnought. This time I learned a bit more about painting beforehand and made a reasonable job of them. I still have very little feeling in my left thumb, index and fore fingers, and I can't bring my thumb right across my hand, however I can now paint with both hands which can be handy for getting just the right angle with the brush 😉
In this blog you can find examples of Blood Angels (my first hobby love, who will always be close to my heart), their arch adversaries the Orks, more recently my Raptors force – and anything else that tickles my bristles.
I hope you enjoy, please comment and get in touch if you want to discuss my work or the Hobby in general.