OK, so two fellas asked me via e-mail to add their blogs to the list I have on the right, and I checked out some of their stuff before I did ....
First off, Hulksmash doesn't look big green and scary. Maybe scary, but not big and green. He's a normal dude, and a cool dude. He posts a lot on Dakka, came to the NOVA Open with his badass fully converted Adeptus Mechanicus counts-as-Demons army, runs his own painting service, and ... well, I like him a lot - he's a good fella.
His blog looks to be shaping toward tactics, and he's already started to talk about why Tyranid don't suck at the top of the competitive game right now ... I still think they do at the national level, but they can certainly rock the local tourney scene RTT scrubs all day long (so can Demonhunters, seriously). I'm looking forward to how he pulls off this argument, and the lists he suggests ... I'll playtest 'em myself, as thematically I love/lurve/mindhump Nids.
Second off, Dan Oppedisano ... I probably got his name wrong, it's one of "those," but Dan O came to mind, which made me think of Dano from Hawaii 5-0, which made me think of the NEW Hawaii 5-0's Dano, played by Scott Caan ... and lo and behold I found a picture of him ON the show holding a MINIATURE. So perfect.
Anyway, Dan's a rockin' cool guy I met at the Battle for Salvation, who won best painted army and was such a great painter and sport that he came in third overall with only a 1-3 record. His blog is up as well, and it looks a little more toned down from the tactical approach and focused in on his badass projects and jazz - and you know what, that's about right for this dude - he's that kinda great guy.
Lookin' forward to seeing both of them again, hopefully at the NOVA and hopefully sooner! Blogs added.