STEEM MARINES: GEARING UP at the local hobby shop

in steem •  6 months ago

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Well guys. I have no words. I am so happy that I was able to come up with this idea, and today, I took the first REAL steps to make this happen for real.

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So basically, I need to give a real big shout out to @someguy123 and @aggroed for re-steeming and spreading awareness of this project. You guys rock! @aggroed, you earned my vote for witness! It's people like this who have a big hand in allowing content uploaders like me a chance to get exposed. And I want to thank you guys very much.

My second big shoutout is to "A Hobby Shop" and Steve, who really took his time to make sure I made informed purchases. He was extremely helpful and extremely knowledgeable, often helping me pick out everything I needed to get started. Additionally, he was really open-minded to the Steem platform, and will be willing to put up a flyer and even handle out some booklets that we can come up with. This is the first of many purchases that I will be making at his store and I am an extremely happy customer. If any of you guys are based in florida, check out his shop.

When I first pulled up to the driveway, I didn't know what to expect. Actually, I did. I expected an empty store, with maybe 1 shelf of warhammer 40k stuff. Oh boy, was I wrong.

This store was packed with people, extremely busy. There were about 5 tables all filled with people playing, painting or just talking. And yeah, I was surprised, it was all warhammer.

The store itself was not too big, but it was definitely clean and well maintained.

It then hit me, like a brick, that I was taking the first steps of fulfilling a childhood dream. Getting into Warhammer 40k.

There was a wall completely dedicated to warhammer 40k that spanned from the front of the store to the back.

I wish I took more pictures, and I will. As this will not be the last time I will be coming back.

One thing I definitely noticed is that the more stuff I picked up, the more people were interested in what I was doing.

A lot of these guys were friendly, I met an army vet who just got in the hobby about 8 months ago. His army speciality are the UltraMarines, a popular spacemarine chapter. Hey Rodrik, if you're reading this, thanks for the tips man!

With a good portion of things needed to start, with the biggest smile I went to checkout. I remember steve telling me how he just loved seeing people start up hobbys with huge smiles. As you can imagine, that made me smile more.

With our tab at around 800.00 Steve had one more last surprise for us. He gave us a 20.00% off discount dropping us down to around 680.00. This immediately blew my mind away, as this combined order would have been easily 800 + on Amazon, or the Gamesworkshop.

I am definitely coming back.

Other really important things that I noticed is that Warhammer 40k community is very much ALIVE, and with Gamesworkshop making extremely nice consumer based choices, things are only going to go up from here.

I got some information on Local tournaments and regional tournaments. As you know the Steem Marines are aiming to be the top army.

So we're definitely going to be aiming to compete locally and regionally, and may I dare say, Globally.

Lots of things are going to be happening.

One thing we definitely need, is a flyer, and a booklet for Steem. I also want to get some T-Shirts for the Steem Marines, so next time we go to the shop, we can represent a little better.

I'll be working on some designs.

The next post, I'll be announcing a contest to decide who will be part of our Librarius. This will be someone who will be doing creative lore writing.

I will also be creating patreon ranks soon, I'll have an entire post dedicated for that.

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This is very much a work in progress, but I have a very general idea of what it will all look like. Everyday I'm hard at work laying the foundation of what could possibly be one of the coolest things that steemit has ever seen.

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This is so good!

I can't believe you got that discount!!!
I'm glad you linked that shop, hopefully people in the area will find this post when they're looking up 40K in the future, see how great this store is and jump about the Steem rollercoaster of super fun!

I'm so excited for you man... this is going to be freakin' massive!


So pumped!


I'm definitely excited. I may get started on assembling some of these guys. I'll be sure to record the process.

There's so many things I have to consider, especially with the ranks. I have a really good idea, and I'm probably going to design an infographic on it. So people can take a glance at it, and know for sure if they want to support the content or sign up to be a patron.

Next up, Astra Militarum. Chief Librarian and beyond!


May? I'm surprised you waited this long... I would have been in before the front door shut.

I literally can't wait to see the figurines of @someguy123, @aggroed, @cryptoctopus and others leading the STEEM MARINES into battle.

Infographic is a great idea... give people an idea of how everyone fits into the Chapter. Chief Librarian is going to be wicked!


A big reason why I haven't started assembling yet, is because I'm waiting for a printer and ipad stand that I ordered.

Why wait for a printer? Ah well, it's because I will be designing custom Heraldry for all of these units, and I really want to do a good job and personalize these models. With a printer, I can design heraldry, print them out, and literally paint them into the models.

The stand is so I can record videos of the whole process. :D

The Chief librarian is going to be big, as I will run ideas by them to decide how to best incorporate the lore.


Ahhhhh, that all makes perfect sense. You are far more restrained than I!

I foresee an horde of 40k fans joining Steem in a near future...

Thats pretty cool, next time i hit up my shop for some more MTG i will take pics of their 40K section. They have a 6' by 40' section just for it.

I haven’t played in almost 20 years, but have really fond memories and could see myself taking it up again in the future if time permits.

It’s been great following this the last couple weeks. Until now I didn’t realize you weren’t already an avid player! So glad this has been your start.

I’ll continue chipping in votes, perhaps make time to swing by the Discord, and I could be interested in helping with some art tasks. Good luck & happy painting!


This really is bringing back some amazing memories for me too.

Sounds like a great time.

@fentan99 is one of the best figure painters I recall seeing here on Steemit. I’d hit them up for tips and advice if needed, although it looks like you’ll have great in person support from folks at the shop as well!

Steve must have been ecstatic, to get a first-time customer wanting to bring an entire platform like Steemit to the hobby :)

IT'll be really interesting to see how you pick up the strategic aspects of the game. I'm assuming some unit's have special abilities and/or better movement ?

you'll have to put "explain the basic rules of Warhammer 40K" on your infinite post to-do list ;)

Hello Steemans ! Kindly check my latest post introduce yourself me, upvote if you like it ! 😊

I always wondered how you play warhammer 40k, i mostly pay the pc games, i might start learning it in the holidays. The guy gave you a huge discount, he was more happy to see you joining his hobby than to have money in his pocket.
Keep up the good posts, i'm going to follow you, even though i never played any warhammer(unless you count the pc games)