Friday, 1 November 2019

The End

Dear All,

For those who enjoyed reading my blog and to those who still occasionally come looking for new content, I first of all want to say thank you to you all. 

Writing this blog has allowed me to engage with so many people, many at a distance but also many in person. And all I have had the pleasure of talking to have universally been lovely folk who enjoy this hobby as much as I do. This has spurred me on to better things with my hobby; painting, playing and general immersion wise. 

But I feel the need to formally draw a close on this blog as my life and therefore hobby change at an ever rapid pace. 

For those that don't know me intimately, I have several serious mental health issues, which anti-psychotic and anti-depressant medication (amongst a plethora of others medications and care for none-neurotypical conditions) can only impact so much. I have generally speaking deteriorated over the last few years for a whole mixture of reasons and the weight of personal, private and professional expectation has burdened me to the point of exhaustion. 

I need to take a long hard look at my life and my hobby and  make some drastic changes to bring everything down to a manageable level. Even if this means selling the majority of my hobby, just so I have a small amount of miniatures to paint and a small amount of people to interact with. 

This in no way reflects on those kind souls that have met me, even though I am silent most of the time, it is no indictment of you as people. It is simply a reflection of me hugging my knees to my chest and watching my phone buzz away, with a frightening level of mental paralysis to actively engage with the world. 

This may (or may not) come as a shock to those who have met me or seen me online. I will still be appearing online in videos and such, but I ask you to bear in mind that I (like many people with mental health issues) wear a mask on a daily basis with a well defined plan for each day and interaction, even down to specific conversations. 

Finally, I just want to reiterate the joy that this blog gave me for such a good period of time. I would not trade it for the world. And who knows, I may be back one day with something neat to show you. I simply cannot say. 

Friends, its been a blast. 

Peace out, 



  1. You will be missed from my Blogroll my friend. Thanks for the Daemons, the inspirational Primaris and a beauty of a unique Mortarion. Thanks for being so open and answering the Blogger mystery of what happened to Dr Rob! I had genuinely worried. I wish you well with your mental health bro.

    1. Enjoyed seeing you on WintersSEO batrep recently, rumours of your passing are greatly exaggerated ;)

  2. Sad to hear it man. All the best for the future.

  3. Be well, best wishes for the future.

  4. Always take care of yourself first, bud - I will miss seeing your awesome models, and hope that you don't jettison the hobby entirely even if it's just for personal enjoyment here and there. You are a super talented artist and your blog stands as a testament to your awesomeness! Cheers!

  5. That is a bummer, but it's good to know what's going on, and that you're taking care of yourself and doing what's best for you. As another severe depression sufferer, I know exactly what you mean about needing to pare things back and keep from getting overwhelmed. Best of luck, and keep on keepin' on! <3

  6. It has been a pleasure, mate. I have always loved your work and appreciate the camaraderie that we bloggers share. I wish you all the best.

  7. Thanks for sharing your inspirational work on this blog. As a player and a painter, you're a credit to the hobby. Take care of yourself.

  8. Thank you for sharing everything you have done so over the years. Take care of yourself. We will keep on.

  9. Wishing you well for the future. And thank you for your blog - it has been a great source of inspiration to many.

  10. Sorry to see you go Rob, but I understand the decision. Take care of yourself!

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