Hello everyone, I'm brand new to the forum and to the mighty Seraphon. I'm excited to share my experience starting on this journey with all of you. As a kid I got introduced to the world of Warhammer 40k by my older brother and found fun and serenity in painting miniatures with my family. I kept painting and modelling long after my brother had abandoned the hobby. Gluing, painting, posing and basing my army was an almost meditative experience for me, and was a time in my life that I look back on fondly. But, life, studies, part-time work, moving out of home, more studies, full-time work, and on and on, all happened and my painting fell by the wayside. Recently, and I can't even remember why, but I started thinking about that time in my life again and how much fun I had. I talked about it with my wife and we decided to check out our local Games Workshop. It was just how I remembered - well, almost. The Games Workshop in my city was a dark and dingy room; uninviting to anyone who wasn't in the know. The guys behind the counter always seemed to have an air of 'I know more than you'. Now though, it's well lit and welcoming and the guy running the place is one of the nicest, most enthusiastic people I've ever met. And I suppose, I'd changed as well, when once I was a cash strapped and awkward teen, now I'm an awkward adult with a disposable income. We looked around and I pointed out to my wife all the different factions and armies and who are the goodies and the baddies. I showed her the space marines and chaos and pointed out the models I had as a kid, but there was this nagging feeling. I didn't like the grim dark. I was so in to it as an early teen. Legion of the Damned and Black Templar space marines came out and I painted all of my units black. Dark Eldar came out and I painted those little bondage-space-elves so hard.It was gritty and it was dangerous and - I just wasn't into it now. I didn't want to spend my time painting shades of black and skulls and guns. I thought I'd made a mistake. Then we turned around and looked at the other side of the shop. Age of Sigmar? I had no idea what that was. It was Warhammer Fantasy Battles when I was in the game. Bretonians and High Elves and Chaos Knights. The kits were bright and colourful and fun looking. Yeah, I can get into this. And then I saw the skinks. Oh, the skinks! Bright blue box art, they just looked so cool and fun to paint. A perfect combination of funny, cute and tough. I knew instantly that these were my guys. I don't know what attracted all of you to the lizards to begin with, I'd be curious to hear your stories, but for me those skinks just looked like so much fun. I was sold, and I knew one more thing instantly; I wanted to paint those little lizards pink. Maybe it was the incongruity of the image - fearsome jungle lizard warriors in bright pink, or just the fact that pink and skink rhymed - I don't know, but I instantly decided to build an army of pink skinks!