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How-to Tuesday: Convert Cinerators into Bastions

When the 2-player starter hit shelves, I immediately purchased one, as it was the best way for me to supplement my Khador ‘jacks, and get my hands on the new plastic Man-O-Wars.  It also began my Menoth collection.

My Menoth Battle Box

Now, my meta is ... 

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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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