This week’s Fangirl Feature is from TheAntiFunk
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What games/systems are you most interested in/do you collect?
Well to be perfectly honest I am interested In all games/systems but I tend to favour smaller skirmish based games with low model counts. Malifaux, Frostgrave, Bushido, Mordheim, Inquisitor, Necromunda, Gaslands, and Carnivale just to name a few. I also play/collect Warhammer 40K
Any specific armies?
For 40K I have played several armies starting with Squats in Rogue Trader, Chaos in 2nd edition, and Tau since third edition. In 7th edition I added AdMech. I also collect Orks, Necrons, and Genestealers Cult. For Malifaux I play Guild and Gremlins and just added Ten Thunders as well. I won’t bore you or waste your space with the rest of the games…. But it’s a lot.
What aspect of the hobby are you most interested in?
The building/painting/collecting is what initially got me hooked on tabletop games. I do enjoy playing but nothing beats kitbashing a model and then painting it.
What compelled you first start or restart the hobby?
Originally I played pen and paper RPGs then I saw bought a model (it was an Imperial Guard Jet Bike) it looked cool and I wanted to paint it. It was only after that I found out there was a whole game you could play with these models. That ignited my love for Tabletop games. I always will be an RPGer to the core though so all of my table games are Narrative affairs.
Do you have any future plans for your hobby?
Most recently I have been considering a foray into AoS. I also just started playing NightVault. But my big plan is to add more crews to my Malifaux collection.
What sort of materials do you use to create your hobby? How long does it take you to complete a project?
As far as building/painting minis and models go I use all sorts of hobby supplies by many different companies. My paints are from Vallejo, Reaper, and Armypainter. I use some GW washes and texture/technical paints. My brushes are whatever natural Sable brushes my local craft store carries. I also scratch build scenery and terrain with foam, plastic, cardboard etc… so way too much to list there
What inspires you to keep going? Do you admire any other hobbyists?
My love of the hobby keeps me going. Since I have discovered the #warmongers on Twitter though it has definitely upped my game and motivated me to want to do a more and better hobby. I absolutely admire others in the hobby. Too many for a comprehensive list. Anyone willing to share their love and knowledge of our hobby is an inspiration. I WILL call special attention to @GorillaBrush on Twitter his work is mind-blowing. He is a wonderful human being and also does tons of animal charity work. And for all-around great hobby shenanigans and tomfoolery AS WELL AS amazing paint skills @LeVermenarque and @evilkipper are both excellent human beings and quintessential enablers. @thebattlehammer is also my go-to for anything NOT GW related I love everything they do!
What do you find most frustrating about the hobby?
Two things One that I am poor and want to buy ALL the hobby! Hahaha and on a far more serious note…the real One: anyone who tries to say there is only one “right” way to hobby. Do it the way YOU want to and do it for yourself.
Do you have any tips for any aspiring hobbyists – beyond the usual ‘practise daily’?
Don’t compare your work to anyone but yourself. Admire others work for what it is but never judge your personal skills against anyone else’s.
What is your fondest hobby memory?
Playing my Chaos Space Marine army in 3rd Ed. 40K. I never won a single game with them but I had sooooo much fun losing every single time! And that’s what it’s all about, HAVING FUN!
Anything else you would like to tell our readers?
It’s okay to not like some something. It’s okay to have different opinions. It’s not okay to tell someone else their opinions are wrong. Agree to disagree and enjoy your hobby your own way. Secondly. It’s okay to take a break. We all experience burn out occasionally. Take a break, the hobby and the community will be here when you are ready to come back home.
Many thanks to The Anti Funk for taking the time to answer these questions for the Fangirl Feature this week.
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