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Plarzoid

[Studio Update] Armored YT-1300 Commission

A while back, a buddy of mine (Northblade of Hobby Hysteria) ran across this awesome X-Wing Armored YT-1300 conversion by RobJedi.

Finished RobJedi Conversion

He contacted me about replicating this, and I recently got started working on it, following RobJedi’s blog as a guide.

I started with some destruction.  I used a cutting wheel ... 

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[Nova Open 2014] Pic Dump: Infinity

Infinity, the Game is a huge fan of the NOVA Open, and they sent some never before seen, studio painted models to be showcased.  I’m not sure what these are, but they’re tiny and they’re gorgeous.  I’m sure Ron can explain…

Warning:  Lots of big pictures ahead!

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[Fun with 40k] Clint’s Tau Vol 2, Part 1: Troop Surge

Clint is back again discussing his Tau endeavors as we get ready to begin the Ceres IV Campaign…

I am back from the amazing event which is NOVA Open here in the DC/Virginia area. Though I went to kick friendly and figurative dirt in the faces of other Warmachine players in good-natured competition, I spent most of ... 

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[HtT] Painting Fire (YouTube: Painting Buddha)

I had a funeral last weekend, and I have a wedding next weekend, so there’s been very little hobby time of late. I will have some of my own stuff to show you soon, I promise.

That said, here’s a great video from Painting Buddha, on painting fire and warm colors using a Fire Elemental ... 

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[HtT] StrikingScorpion82’s Painting Method

As the 40k bug continues to nibble away at my painting time, I find myself looking for painting videos for inspiration, tips and other nuggets of knowledge.  This video is a good hour and a half long, but goes into loads of detail on how to do what I call the “base wash base” method ... 

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Studio Update – 8/22

It’s been a slow week or two here on the blog, but not so in the studio.

I’ve had several projects on my desk after the move and subsequent setting up of the new studio (in no particular order…):

  • Relic Knights was delivered, and I wanted to get a starter set assembled and ready to try some ... 

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Throwback Thursday: Space Marines

My buddy recently found an old flash drive of mine from college, and on it were a few pictures of my Space Marines.  These aren’t the first models I painted, but they were some of the last I was working on before I switched to Warmachine & Hordes.

If tomorrow’s post goes as planned, this will ... 

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GenCon Minis Photo Dump @ LH

Buddy G’daybloke of Lost Hemisphere fame recently gathered up his moxy and headed to GenCon this year.  He know how much we love miniatures, and has posted a large photodump for all of us to enjoy.  Go check it out here: LINKY

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Vallejo Game Air – New Airbrush Paint Line!

Schnauzerface got his hands on an advanced set of new Vallejo Game Air paints.  He explains in the video that this is a sub-set of the Vallejo Game Color (VGC) line, all re-formulated with finer pigments and thinned down for use in an airbrush.

With 48 paints in the line, and an MSRP (according to ... 

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[HtT] [Relic Knights] Quick Glowy Bases

Relic Knight Bases

I’m working on getting my first 35 pts of Relic Knights painted up, and wanted to show you how I’ve decided to do my bases.

The Kickstarter gave us some neat base inserts that depict grates, piping and opened boxes, and they also included some loose crystals to do whatever we wanted with.  Units ... 

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