Atrum Angelus

Reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated

The Long NightOr more accurately, the long month.I know it's been a bit since I last posted, but I have a good reason. On Sunday, March 9, my second child, a boy, was born. It's been a frantic time around my house as we adjust to having an infant in the house once more, this ... 

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tangibleday

Painting Tutorials Online (YouTube Links)

In this miniature hobby-world, there are three kinds of people: 1. People who want to paint, and even enjoy it, but don’t have the entire skill set to achieve their preconcieved goal. 2. People who love to paint, and will do anything to get their hands on a hairs-glued-to-a-wooden-stick that is dipped in emulsified pigment.... ... 

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tangibleday

Caffeine: a Potent Drug for the Miniature War Gamer?

It’s an interesting topic to talk about. I know many us, me included, drink coffee on a daily basis. We drink it for many reasons. Some like the taste, others like the warmth of the mug in their hands while they work or think those deep thoughts we all have: “How do I make an... ... 

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tangibleday

Practicing Non-Metallic Metal

I’ve been painting 40k and Warmachine models for a few friends. And for kicks, I’ve been trying my hand (and eye) at painting non-metallic metal (NMM). For the less versed, this is the method for painting metallic surfaces without using metallic-containing paints. The technique requires a good eye for understanding the basics of light reflection.... ... 

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tangibleday

Can Tabletop Wargaming Be Classified as an Addiction?

Addiction is a word that is thrown around a lot: I’m addicted to coffee; I’m addicted to this/that. Whether it’s an innocent Privateer Press, Games Workshop, or an elicit Breaking Bad-esque activity, all are habit forming and puts us (humans) at risk for becoming addicted. Anything that deeply rewards us for partaking has the potential to capture... ... 

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Plarzoid

40k Fridays: [Tau] Planet 13-749-S Invasion

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From: Shas’O Kais’Run’al To: Fio’Vre Run’shi Re: New R&D Project: 14250-574-B

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Fio,

Nine rotaa ago, we landed ... 

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Ray Burns

Games Workshop & the Silly Knee-Jerk Reaction

For those who haven't been part of the recent internet uproar, a few news and rumor websites that deal with GW content have been removed or flagged for copyright including BellofLostSouls.net, Faeit 212/Natfka, and ChillingEffects. I'd like to shed what information I've found so far, and my thoughts on how GW and ... 

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Thundernuts

The Golden Path

A brief comparison of Leto Atriedes the Second's Golden Path to the miniatures gaming industry. As a pre-requisite to reading this post you have to read all six original Dune novels. Let me know how you like books three and four.

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Ghostmaker

Tools of the Trade

Just recorded another section for 6s2hit podcast talking about gaming aids and what we use.  So I thought I would knock out a short blog post about the things I use and why.

First off we have the Edinburgh League of Gamers dice that I have been using in one colour or another ... 

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Grimwolf

Thursday WIPs

Alright, it's been a rough few weeks for me.  Fortunately after a couple of exams I am free again this wonderful Thursday to throw up some of what I have been working on.These are the two models on my painting desk receiving my painting love.  The troll is part of the fully painted challenge thrown ... 

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