Meet a Golden D6 contributor – Lyn Stahl

Lyn from Metalhead Minis is the #SprueGrey Nation's own heavy metal Valkyrie!

She has featured in four issues of the Golden D6

Secret or loud and proud painter/gamer?
Loud and proud painter and gamer.

What age did you get into painting/gaming and what started it off?
I was 17 when I started painting miniatures. My friend, Mark got me into miniatures when he showed me boxes from his attic of D&D books, miniatures, and paints.

What was the first model you ever painted?
First model I ever painted was Ral Partha- Goddess of Evil, sculpted by Dennis Mize.

What is your favourite miniature or company's miniature to paint?
Two of my favorite miniature companies to paint are Games Workshop and Darksword Miniatures. 

What is your favourite brush/paint brand?
Favorite brush- Windsor and Newton Series 7
Favorite airbrushes- Badger Patriot 105 and Sotar 20/20
Favorite Paint- Reaper Master Series

What are you working on right now?
Currently working on multiple commission jobs for companies and private clients. Getting ready to take time to paint more for myself.

What model would you love to paint that you haven't done yet?
Currently, I guess I would say Magnus from Games Workshop/Warhammer.

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from multiple places. Such as photography, books/comics, art galleries, and movies/TV.

Any hobby tips or cheats to share?
Most tips and cheats that we share can be found on our YouTube channel and/or Facebook page. However, for here, the one tip I can share with you all is to remember that this hobby was created for fun and enjoyment.

What other creative outlets do you use (music, canvas art, etc)?
My other creative outlets- music and photography.

Are you a gamer as well as a painter?
Yes I am a gamer as well as a painter.

What's your game of choice?
Game system of choice- Guild Ball.

What game systems do you play?
Currently D&D, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, 30k, Warmahordes, Guild Ball, Blood Bowl, and Arena Rex.

What interests you about those games?
I have been doing gaming in general pretty much my whole life starting with video games and boardgames thanks to my grandfather. I started miniature gaming also in 1997.

What I like about tabletop games is that there is face to face interaction which is important especially since we live in an age where people only use technology to communicate. I like that skills such as strategy, critical thinking, and math are used. I also like that you can customize tabletop armies and teams to make them your own.

What is your favourite convention or event have you gone to?
My favorite convention has always been GenCon Indy. Eventhough I am always busy throughout the entire convention, that seems to be time that I see the most of my friends and where I share the hobby with the most people at one time.

Favourite gaming moment/war story?
I have a lot of different stories, but my favorite gaming moments were always spending days at the arcade playing video games with my Grandpa.

When you are not conquering the tabletop, what do you do? (Job, hobbies, etc.)
Aside from table top Wargaming:
I have owned Metalhead Minis- established in 2009.
I am also a professional photographer, alternative model, and restaurant trainer/manager.

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