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Plarzoid

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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[Fun with 40k] Plarzoid’s Dark Angels

Earlier, LynchPin spoke about his Tau Force and I wanted to quickly discuss my plans for Dark Angels.

In most regards, the DA are standard Space Marines, but they have a fun back story and hidden agenda:

Back in the day, when Horus pulled an Anakin Skywalker and flipped to the Dark Side, most of the DA were away ... 

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Rust Chipping Video from ScaleModelMedic

This is a fantastic 15-minute look at some common rusty paint chipping techniques.  You won’t be disappointed:

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[Fun with 40k] Origins: LynchPin’s Tau

Some locals and I are getting our feet wet into 40k as a beer and pretzels game, and a way to tell some fun stories about our characters.  I’m likely to run Dark Angels (despite the earlier Tau Paint Scheme which is completely unrelated).  Buddy Ron is going to play Dark ... 

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[40k] Tau Firewarrior

The muse struck, and this happened.

I purposely didn’t do any blending on this.  I wanted to go for a cell-shaded, anime feel.

It badly needs an oil wash to black line the armor panels.  You can see where I used a brush to black line the shoulderpad and helmet.  It’s a pain to do ... 

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On Future Tutorials and Videos

Today, I don’t have a studio update or a product review or anything like that.

This is why we can’t have nice things…

Instead, what I want to do is expand on your answers to my questions about going outside the Warmachine & Hordes realm, and outside gaming miniatures in general.  This all leads me around ... 

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