In 2001, Inquisitor, the game, came out. That changed everything in the hobby for me.
Four years ago I had an idea. An Epiphany.
It took sometime to connect the dots and do something that would define the ideal hobby set up for me. I always enjoyed Necromunda's game mechanics, and the decision to liberally combine those with Inquisitor background, roleplaying elements, and simple house rules set off something. Great friends, great miniatures, decent terrain and lots of good writing was involved.
I called the game =I=munda and we called the campaign Jade Vessel.
Since then the Imunda movement has taken off, people have taken what was our spirit and made it theirs and more. Nothing could have made me happier. Through this rather selfish and perhaps boring introduction, I finally arrive to my topic for the day.
This would be the headline act in section of "Best 40k stuff happening right now" in White Dwarf, should they actually realize that would be the section to add.
Well my pick is the fantastic Spiky Rat Pack Blog.
It's a stunning effort by two friends who share a spirit and passion and a lot of talent. "Okki" and "Ice" are producing some of the most original miniatures around. And what's even more important is how their work and attitude is creating international hobby webways. Their work resonates some of the interesting darkness and flavor that is an ingredient to my work too. We are all Finnish to begin with. That crazy people up north, swallowed in darkness or never setting sun depending the season, brought up with the Kalevala Mythos or the Moomin Trolls. It's a culture that breeds interesting miniature artists. Distinctly different to their more elegant southern european masters.
Their Punk Moth project is what it's all about. They are living their "Golden hobby age" and it shows.
So go and check them out! You won't be disappointed.