Posts Tagged ‘Flames of War’

 

 

Hello Reader.

 

Another episode of our podcast show was published last Tuesday. I could only get round to posting about it here on the blog today so if you’ve been listening to it and have been waiting for a new episode to be published here I apologize.

 

This week’s episode has been dubbed “Painting 101” as the hosts, your truly here and my mate “Ultra”Marcos from the CPT&P blog, and guests chat a bit about the miniature painting hobby sharing what we consider important tips for those beginning in the hobby.

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Hello there.

 

I often mention the ReLOAD channel on Youtube. Owned by a good friend of mine ReLOAD is Brazil’s first wargaming channel on Youtube and has since its modest origins grown in size and content and now they’re holding their first contest, offering you not only the chance to be featured on their channel, but also a prize!

 

In order to participate all you’ll have to do is send in pictures (from 10 to 15 photos) or a quick video (no longer than a minute) of whatever miniatures you have painted as of late. The idea is to showcase your work and according to them ANYTHING GOES as long as you have painted it yourself (and yes, you can participate in it even if you live outside Brazil and doesn’t speak Portuguese).

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Hello there.

 

Another quick post today letting our readers know we’ve published the second part of our podcast.

 

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Hello Reader.

 

I couldn’t be happier as a project which has been nurtured for very long has finally seen the light of day.

 

If there is one thing the wargaming hobby has provided me with over the course of the last decade are good like minded friends.

 

One of these is Marcos, also known as “Ultra”Marcos, from the “Chumbo Plástico Tinta & Pincel” blog, whom I’ve become very close to over the years. As we live far away from each other one of the things we do a lot is talking about our hobby and our hobby related experiences over the internet and on the phone and as we’re both great enthusiasts of podcasting we had often talked about doing it ourselves focusing on our hobby.

 

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Hello Reader.

If you live abroad you probably know a couple of clubs devoted to gaming right? From what I understand in some foreign countries the associative spirit is encouraged from an early age, starting in schools which promote many “interest clubs” ranging from book clubs, debate clubs and math teams to varied hobby clubs and gaming clubs.

It’s no secret that clubs have a great social aspect not only promoting the interaction between members, and the opportunity to exercise their common interest, but also being a reassuring factor to members showing that no matter how “weird” your hobby/personal interest may be, there’s others out there who share your passion, even if it’s sock sniffing (ok, there might not be clubs around for THAT!).

Well, for some reason I can’t fathom clubs are not that common in Brazil. We do have tennis clubs pretty much everywhere (go figure right? Every small town I’ve lived in for the last 8 years had one) with their inevitable tennis courts and swimming pools, and we do have some schools which encourage its students to form student councils but the hobby clubs are almost non-existent in schools.

So it should come as no surprise to you that gaming clubs are a recent innovation in the hobby scenario in Brazil but fortunately more and more wargamers around the country are feeling the need to associate and clubs are appearing all over the country. We went from a single club scenario, the now extinct “Martelo de Guerra” (“Warhammer” in English) in Rio de Janeiro, to a multi-club one in the space of a few years.

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