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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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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Plarzoid

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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Plarzoid

[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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Plarzoid

[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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Plarzoid

[40k] Tau Battlesuit WIP

I’ve had my eye on painting some Tau models for a while.  While I’m not a huge fan of GW’s various price hikes and lack of game balance, the amazing background and gorgeous models are undeniable.  The Tau have held my attention since they first came out years ... 

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Atrum Angelus

Still kicking… and screaming

The Long NightOr more accurately, the long two months.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, ... 

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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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