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Plarzoid

[Product Review]: Muse on Minis MK3 Faction Tokens

Muse On Minis was vending at the NOVA Open this year, and they had some fancy pants tokens they were pretty proud of.  They offered to give me a set if I wrote a review of them on the site. Overall, I was pretty impressed, but I do have some suggestions / criticisms which ... 

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NOVA Open, 2016

Oh boy, what a con.

I look forward to the NOVA every year. The staff are all excellent, the location’s just 10 minutes from my house, and the painted models in the display cabinets are gorgeous. What more could I ask for? How about awesome hobby seminars all four days from Justin McCoy (Founder, ... 

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Karax Shieldwall

I’m back painting again after a too-long hiatus thanks to Overwatch. Most nights, I’m painting for a few hours, then playing for a few, when friends are online.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Trevor Christensen, from the Chain Attack podcast. His commission painter, Ashton Holbrook (aka. Red Modeling & ... 

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Painted New Edition Battlegroups!

I’ve been fairly consumed with Overwatch since it’s release several weeks ago, but I had a goal to get two New Edition Battlegroups painted for demos by the end of July, so I’m happy to say that I bucked down and made it happen.

First up, is the Khadoran contingent, led by Lord Kozlov. The ... 

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Why Overwatch is so amazing

Now that the free week-long Beta test is over, some fun statistics are cropping up about the Overwatch Beta. According to Steam Spy, most of the top shooters available through Steam saw a sizable decrease in attention during the beta. Searches for “overwatch” on the popular porn site PornHub saw ... 

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[How-To] Guild Ball Morticians (Part 1)

As promised, here’s the first part of how I painted these dark Morticians for Guild Ball.

Here’s the list of paints I used for these models:

  • Black primer (I used Vallejo Surface Primer)
  • P3 Sanguine Base
  • Vallejo Model Color (VMC) German Grey
  • P3 Ironhull Grey
  • VMC London Grey
  • P3 Coal Black
  • P3 Meredius Blue
  • Gw Leviathan Purple (or some other purple wash / shade)
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Plarzoid

Classic Dire Troll Mauler (Showcase)

This piece has been on my desk for a bit, getting attention when I had time. Technically, it’s a commission – a follow along for the same client that had me paint up Madrak a while back.

This past weekend my gaming club, the Nova Nomads, put on our annual charity event: ... 

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Guild Ball Morticians (Showcase)

Guild Ball’s becoming a pretty big deal locally, and I wasn’tg surprised when one of my local players who hates painting contacted me about painting up one of his teams. He gave me full control over the scheme and let me loose. I did some research online and picked a few schemes I ... 

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Farrow IKRPG Mini, The Doctor Professor

Nomad. Alchemist. Charlatan. Explorer. All of these words equally describe the Farrow adventurer Jugaar. Plying his trade as an entrepreneurial alchemist and healer in an oversized vardo, the self-styled “Doctor Professor” stands out as a singularly peculiar individual on the roads of western Immoren.

Some commissions are loosey-goosey, with just a ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Fiery Eyes

I don’t know if I’ll be able to get back to regular tutorials, but here’s a quick one about doing glowy eyes for warjacks, or anything, really. One cool thing about this is that while I’m callng this “Fiery Eyes”, this method works for any color you want to do.

I start with a white ... 

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