I have been thinking about how one advances within this hobby? Obviously we all have our own personal goals and I suppose mine as a solo gamer (very rarely a gamer) is to try and improve the standard of my painting.
Others may want to build a complete army or compete in competition or even win awards...war gaming is an intensely personal endeavour. I don't suppose that there is a flow chart of progression or a set standard for improvement that can be measured but occasionally one knows when an individual has raised the bar for everyone.
Take a bow Moiterei. This blogger has an amazing skill with a brush and his World War Two Germans are stunning. In comparison I am painting with crayons but for hints and tips on painting this site is a must go to for mere mortals.
James Wappel is surely world (wargame?) famous and his blog too is a must see for any war gamer looking for hints tips or inspiration. War gaming truly is an art form when taken to Mr Wappel's level.
So, no time soon will I be painting like either of these two masters (there are of course many others) but the next time I paint a figure I may take just a little more care or add one more line or shade because of something I saw on the masters blogs....
Have fun progressing and keep blogging!