Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Grand Opening:

Hey Fellow Hobbyists!

Hope the wait didn't prove to be too long, for we have finally set up the new blog, after going through a fair amount of planning...such as the banner design, blog layout, categories of hobbies etc. It's titled toyconstruct to include both models that require construction, and ready-made models that we have collected for all this time.

JQ and I have put a couple of posts about how each of us got started on the modeling/collecting hobby since childhood, and a common thread appears that it all starts with: Dad.

And from now on, JQ and I will be putting in about a couple of posts per week...and we have also taken a new batch of modern military, warhammer fantasy and Japan-fan stuff too.

So without further ado, allow us to gladly present the new integrated blog!

See you guys there :)

Friday, January 08, 2010

Announcement to Our Dear Readers

Greetings Dear Readers,

It has been a pleasure and a privillege to have blog and let you guys read and enjoy our photoes of our hobby items for so long. While we have maintain a simple and slow-mo approach to displaying our stuff, we are just happy to have a small following checking us out.

But Josh and I wanna do more, We wanna make it more awesome and span out on the range of the hobbies that we have as guys. As such, we wanna do an integration of the two hobby blogs that we have now.

Furthermore, We wanna do more than jus show pictures of Warhammer and Modern Military Stuff. Its gonna span out to Jap-Fan stuff., Sci-Fi, Game Reviews and Everything interesting about being a geeky or nerdy guy. From toy collectibles that we enjoy, to the places where u can get cool stuff, We hope that what we aim to provide in the new blog will satisfy and fulfill ur appetites and involvement in the blog.

We also aim to attract my readers and also further improve our blog in the "attraction" and "interest" factor. We shall increase our entries from just the usual one pic per week routine, to more than one pic per week. On top of that, we aim to give QUALITY pictures and also more entries per week than the usual one.

With a manpower of 2 and on occasion, some help from our dear friend, Weiting, It will be a big task but we will give it our best and see where it goes from here. During the integration process, we might go for a hiatus for a certain period.

Till then, we like to thank all the loyal readers and u will see more of us soon once all is done and sorted out.

Stay tune for updates.


Monday, January 04, 2010

United Bowmen

Hello fellow Fantasy Fans!

Here's wishing all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR and many happy returns as we enter into a new decade.

Today we have JQ's Bret bowman next the WT's HE archer, holding their bows taut against the impending charge of their foes, for Man and High Elf have forged a resolute alliance against forces who threaten the Old World.

It is interesting to note that Bretonnia is characterized by honor tarnished by real world darkness. Different editions of the army book had different perspectives on the divide between commoners and the nobility.

The 3rd Edition described an extremely bleak existence of serfs in contrast of the extravagance and corruption of their rulers. Meanwhile, the 4th/5th moved away from the darkness, with the 5th picturing the nobility showing a great deal of honor and care for the plight of their subjects. The 6th and 7th editions introduced a more balanced outlook to the kingdom, with dutiful knights and the abject poverty of the commoners, much due to the impossibility of social progression for peasants (even if they served in the army, as a 90% tax is typically enforced upon them).

Also, there are suggestions within the 6th edition that the state religion of Bretonnia may have been a manipulation of the Wood Elves, descendants of High Elven colonists who first lived in pre-Bretonnia. It is hinted that the elves see the kingdom as a buffer force against any threat to their interests, but there are no such rules that prevent Bretonnian forces from attacking the elves. On the other hand, the Bretonnians still view the High Elves with honor and respect, knowing that the elves themselves stand for good, but possess fearsome military prowess.

Well, it is time for me to hand over the postings to JQ, and again, thanks for coming down to this blog with our shared interest in WFB! Take care, and gooooo Warhammer!