...is this thing on? (sorry, had to get a Simpsons reference in here somehow) So I'm Andrew from Montreal, Canada. Long time lurker, first time poster. I got back into the hobby about 2 years ago after about a 20 year hiatus. I guess I was around 12 years old when I saved up my $5 a week allowance to buy the 5th edition starter set, which was $100 plus tax back in 1996. It took me so long that I started saving for the 4th edition set and ended up with the 5th edition set, but that was a good thing since I was obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid (I'll bet I'm not the only one here who was). I kept the Lizardmen and gave the Bretonnians to my little brother. We used to play against each other using these armies, and we would make paper cutouts to use as the models we couldn't afford, which is kind of hilarious, thinking back on it. I never managed to paint all the models, but I did paint a good chunk of them and, from what I remember, I also had a Kroxigor or two, a Salamander, a Slann and a Saurus leadership team (whatever it's called). I had no idea how to paint back then, but I'd love to be able to see what I had done. Unfortunately, these models have disappeared and I assume my mother threw them away. Fast forward to October 2018 and, on a whim, I looked up the Games Workshop website to see what I was missing after so many years. I was honestly baffled by Age of Sigmar - the army breakdown didn't make sense anymore, and I found the models almost too detailed. Fortunately, I still liked the look of the Lizardmen/Seraphon models, so I grabbed a box of Start Collecting Seraphon. I did a ton of reading and watching videos to figure how to put together and paint the models the right way, and about 6 months later I had a fully assembled and primed box and 12 painted Saurus Warriors. They certainly aren't competition quality, but I was happy with how they turned out given that I was basically a newbie. I then started on the Cold Ones, but I didn't find them as fun to paint. I ended up going on vacation and dropped the hobby altogether for over a year. Fast forward to November 2020 and, after buying a box of Kroxigors, I decided I would try to paint them before the impending birth of my son. I ended up painting all three in about 9 days, which was a much faster pace than the Saurus Warriors. I now have an 11 day old son and, somewhat ironically, I'm now fully back into the hobby. I've made progress on my Cold Ones, laid down the base coat on my Carnosaur (I got inspiration for the colour scheme from a painting blog on this forum) and I just ordered a box of 20 Saurus Warriors and a Start Collecting Skinks box. I haven't managed to convince my son to start miniature painting yet, but I'm working on it. So basically I'm posting here not only to finally introduce myself but to keep myself motivated to continue painting. We'll see how it goes now that my life has changed completely!