I really enjoy this hobby. I did get in via a way I suspect a lot of us did - the GW gateway drugs of Warhammer and 40K. The Nostalgic aspect of this entry is the fact that I got into the hobby following my son who was 11 and became enthralled with the GW universe.
to be a supportive father, I jumped in with him and soon we had the
beginnings of both warhammer and 40k armies and were learning things
about codex's and the "GW Hobby". Sadly (or perhaps not so sadly),
Sean's passion changed from miniatures to robotics and he left the old
man behind in the rather tawdry GW universe.
response to Sean's change of interests was to look for other grey hairs
and I found historicals and the rest, as they say, is history.
is a controversial company with aggressive price policies and such but
they do make some nice miniatures that really are a joy to paint -
perhaps because so few actually get painted they enjoy the painting
I suspect there are more than a few of us Challenge participants who can point to the GW as their gateway drug to the hobby.
I present for my Nostalgia entry a Lizardman Saurus rider circa 2007.