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How-to Tuesday: Painting while traveling

A while ago I touched on taking models and painting materials on a vacation.  Recently, I flew to visit my parents, and took my Cryx Battlebox with me to paint when I had some free time.  Since I wouldn’t be able to borrow brushes or paint (since my parents don’t have ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Speedpainting

I thought I’d covered this topic before, but when it was suggested and I couldn’t find the article, I realized I hadn’t covered it.  So, I’m here to change that!

Managing Expectations

If you’re speedpainting, you need to take a hard look at your expectations for the results of your time spent.  Since ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Paint Schemes

Working up a new paint scheme for an army is nearly as hard as picking a character for your D&D campaign. It’s something you’ll be stuck with for a long time, and it’ll be the most iconic and easily recognizable thing about you. For instance, when I think of some of the local ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Balancing Life vs Hobby

Ah, the eternal problem.  All too often I hear people gripe about not getting “permission” to go to the game store, or needing a “kitchen pass” in order to come to a tournament.  Being able to balance your hobby time and family (or non-gaming friends) time is not hard, and boils down to ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Rifle Barrel Replacement

I recently got interested in Trenchers (which has sparked some good discussion on Lost Hemisphere Radio about under used units), and one of the very necessary parts of a Trencher unit is the UA, the Officer and Sniper.  I found these models on Bartertown, and being used models, they needed some work. ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Malifaux

A few weeks ago, I finally had a chance to play a pair of games of Malifaux with a local, Carl.  he showed me the ropes, and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed the game!

Today, I’m going to compare / contrast it with Warmachine, as well as share the basics ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Alternate Blending Methods

So, with all this talk about 2-brush blending, some other great methods have fallen by the wayside.  2-brush is not the only way to do things, and sometimes, it’s not the best way either.  Here are some videos that show you some alternates to 2-brush blending.

 Glazing

Glazing is what I used ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Get Started with Dremels

A local friend recently borrowed my dremel for some serious conversion work.  When he returned it, nearly drained of the battery (I didn’t have the charger when I loaned it to him), he was very impressed with how much it helped him.  He asked for more information on what model I had, and ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Gap Filling (Hair)

I assembled the new Gorax last night (it’s an awesome model) and there’s an annoying gap between the head’s hair and the big metal collar. I thought this would be a fantastic opportunity to show you some basic gap-filling. Unfortunately, my camera decided to loose half the pictures I took while working on ... 

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How-to Tuesday: Basic Freehand Painting

Freehand painting is when you paint a design or picture on a flat surface on a model.  Usually you can rely on the 3-dimensional detail of the model to help you paint on shading and highlights.  However, most banners, cloaks and shields have big flat surfaces that are ideal for some neat designs. ... 

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