Many thanks for the warm welcome. I didn't know if posting my own videos would be too spammy, so thanks a lot for clearing that up.
Yes, I started painting in '94, at the same time as I got into RPGs (D&D, Call of Cthulhu, and Cyberpunk mostly). Back then my Fantasy army of choice was Orcs & Goblins. And yes, I actually still have the Wild Orcs and Gobbos I painted then, back at my mum's in Spain. They are pretty lame! I remember painting them super meticulously, only to look at the pictures on White Dwarf and feel really dismayed at the difference. That actually made me quit in frustration, and I just kept playing RPGs. For years I continued buying WDs every now and then, and I kept dreaming about starting my own armies, but it wasn't until 7 years later that I would try again, this time with Dark Angels. I painted a squad, was again really disappointed with the results, and once again I quit. Yes, seriously.
Fast forward to 2008. I was then a teacher (I still am), and two of my students separately wrote in an essay about themselves that they played Warhammer (one Fantasy, the other 40k). This made me think that perhaps I should start a Warhammer club at my school , which I did. And it was in order to teach kids how to paint minis that I actually, finally learnt to do it myself. In the last 12 years I have basically taught about 140 kids from very different backgrounds how to play and paint 40k, 30k, Fantasy, and Blood Bowl, as well as D&D.
So, that's the story of my hobby life, lol.
As for your other
I've always been interested in Space Marines, Tyranids and Chaos, never liked Necrons (I have the WD issue when they appeared), I hate Tau, and I love the Old World and the original, pre-Primaris 40k setting.
As for the continental Warhammer scene: as a teenager in Spain, all
my friends played Blood Bowl, some played Necromunda, some played Space Hulk, also Advanced Space Crusade and Advanced Heroquest, but nobody I knew had Warhammer Fantasy or 40k armies. I have since talked to others my age in Germany and they reported the exact same thing. Probably to do with price of entry, and the time and effort requirements to paint up an army.
Wow, that was a looong rant!