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Challenging Painting Commission: 320 x termagants/hormagaunts

I love a good challenge. I love to paint. So, when I received a painting commission request for 320 termagants/hormagaunts (Tyranid army by GW) I immediately accepted! Why not? A painting challenge includes not only the quality (which I am able to do, imho, click here), but also high volume and speed. Tyranids are a fascinating alien race ... 

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The Crusade Case by GW (Review)

Games Workshop released a new series of cases for carrying miniatures. I’ve been eyeing a new case to house/transport my ever expanding miniature collection from Warmachine/Hordes to my dabbling entry into 40k. I’ve used them all, e.g., Battlefoam, Sabol transports, but have never used any of the Citadel line of carrying cases. I couldn’t justify ... 

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Painting Complexity with Simplicity

“I would not give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes Painting miniatures is always daunting. It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran or new: painting is hard. I took some basic art classes in ... 

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Money and Painting Quality

There are objective standards of beauty. To some readers, this statement is controversial because there is the presiding axiom that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. But, in reality, we can all agree that without any sentiment, and superficially, we can tell if something is beautiful or ugly. We can objectively judge a book ... 

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How to play Warmachine (video)

Filed under: IABN, Iron Agenda, Journeyman League, Khador, Menoth, Privateer Press, Warmachine Tagged: demo, demonstration, games, Games Workshop, Gaming, how to, khador, learn, menoth, miniature, Privateer Press, Tabletop, tutorial, video, Warmachine

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Birth of a Desktop Factory

Games Workshop produces some of the best sculpts I’ve seen on the market. No surprise given the company’s history. Of my several ongoing commission projects, my task with this Tyranid army (more than ~300 pieces) has been a lesson in patience, endurance, and (most importantly) an enlightening experience. Painting an army lot of this size ... 

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Plarzoid

[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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[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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