Andrew Gray

“Let me take you back to the summer of ‘94, in the north east of England. At 14 years old I was 6’2”, 210 lbs and had a hairy chest. My rugby team called me “The Animal”. One day at school some kid I hardly knew pointed at me and said “…and he would DEFINITELY be a Space Wolf”. I just had to find out what the hell he was talking about. That kid introduced me to 2nd edition 40k, and became my best friend. I did indeed start collecting my first Space Wolves army. Since then I’ve mostly stuck to 40k, though I’ve had periodic flings with Necromunda, Epic, and X-Wing. I don’t really enter painting competitions, but I do always try to make my armies look as good as possible. My painting really started to improve when I started hanging out with AdeptiCon Hobby Czar Damon Drescher after I moved to LA. He mentored me and introduced me to some amazing painters with whom I’m now close friends. Right now I’m almost completely focused on the Horus Heresy, collecting a classic post-Isstvan Shattered Legions force (Iron Hands, Salamanders, and Raven Guard).”

“I could say I paint for NOCF because it’s for such a great cause, but that’s why we all do it. I mainly agreed to help because two guys I really respect (Dave Taylor and Marc Raley) asked me to!”

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