Author Archives: Ghool

Preview: Cygnar Storm Strider – What’s In the Box?

Welcome to Battle Engine Week – Preview: Part 1! (It’s actually two weeks, but Battle Engine Two Weeks sounds lame.) I have been given the opportunity of previewing the upcoming Battle Engine release for Cygnar, The Storm Strider! Over the next two weeks, I’ll be giving this massive model an in-depth look, unlike you have

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Aftermath

Welcome back to the final installment of my Lock n’ Load diaries! Sit back, grab a beverage, and go to the bathroom before you start reading…this one’s going to be a long one. I had a great time, and actually got in a lot less gaming than I thought I would. There were so many

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Flight

  Well, this is the last entry before Lock n’ Load Begins tomorrow. I’m excited to play some games, get some new toys, and have some fun! Rather than spoil this entry with my ramblings, how about just some pictures of models instead?   Warjack Main Entry: [singlepic id=462 w=320 h=240 float=center]

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Entry Point

Welcome back! Only 1 week left until the competition! I am documenting my thoughts, progress, hopes, and fears on the journey to my first ‘real’ gaming convention since Gencon 1994. I will be covering the before, and after of Privateer Press’ Lock n’ Load Gamefest in Seattle, and providing photos, battle reports, and results of

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Anticipation

For those of you following these diaries, and who were hoping to get an installment last week, you have my deepest apologies. Life got in the way, and I ended up taking my kids out quite a bit, since it was nice. I have been consumed by painting my contest entries, and let me tell

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Hardcore

Welcome back to my weekly diaries, which document my progress to Privateer Press’ Lock n’ Load Gamefest in June! This series will cover my journey to my first ‘real’ convention since 1994, and entering in the competitions held there. I’ll be documenting the aftermath as well, so keep your eyes on this series if you’re

Tutorial: Advanced – Make it Up: Female Faces, and Make-Up

Welcome back, painters! This is another article in my advanced series, where I demonstrate some simple techniques in making your female miniatures look feminine. I will cover some basic concepts in achieving female skin tones, and I will go into great detail on how to apply make-up, and proper feminine looking eyebrows to your women

Lock n’ Load: A Painter’s Journey to the Competition – Introduction

Hello, fellow painters! I have decided to create an article series that will run weekly from now, until I attend my first US convention since 1994, in which I will compete against other talented painters in the miniature hobby field. The only convention that I can feasibly afford to make it to this year will

Tutorial: Basics: This Plus That Equals? – Additives and Their Uses

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any tutorials! I’ve been working hard on my Lock n Load entries, and likely won’t have anything as far as real painting tutorials go, until at least next week, as I don’t have anything that I can use to cover any techniques that I don’t want to

Tutorial: Basics – Heavy Metal: Using Metallics

This article is another in my series of Basic Painting Techniques. In this one I’ll cover using metallic paints, and how to highlight and shade them to have an effect similar to Non-Metallic Metals (NMM). Only by using metallic paint can you get a nice shiny surface that will reflect light, and appear like real