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Plarzoid

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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Plarzoid

[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)
  • P3 ... 

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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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Plarzoid

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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Plarzoid

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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Plarzoid

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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Plarzoid

Speedpainting Exercise

Local Warmachine player, friend and all-around awesome guy, Andrew M., recently inquired about commissioning some Khador models. He was only interested in Tabletop quality, and he had a fairly clear vision of what he wanted the scheme to convey.

Andrew’s Khador army has been dubbed, “The Shadows of the Empire”, and the scheme is ... 

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Plarzoid

Tip: Desaturated photos

Consistently, the piece of advice I get and give out at critiques is “more contrast”. Contrast adds interest and captivates the viewer, and models that don’t have contrast seem flat and therefore boring.

I recently learned that there are several forms of contrast available to painters, but the first one that most painters conquer ... 

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Plarzoid

NOVA Open 2015

NOVA Open.

It’s rather awesome having such a large convention so close to home. The con takes place over Labor Day weekend every year in Crystal City, and focuses on a massive 40k Grand Tournament along with events for nearly every other tabletop system that you’ll find on a shelf at your LGS.

Killer Terrain

In fact, ... 

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Plarzoid

[Aquablight] Flying Death

Damn, the Wordpress Dashboard got dusty while I was away.  Sheesh.  I’ll have to be better about that.

Anyway, I’ve been doing things and stuff, and didn’t have anything worth sharing for a long while.  However, recently I’ve painted some things and thus I finally have something that I can share!  Yay!

Here, pictures:

I started Aby2 way, ... 

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