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Tutorial: Basics – Speed Demon: Speed Painting Troopers

Welcome, Hand Cannon Readers, to another article in the Basics Series of Painting Tutorials! In this article I will demonstrate how to paint your troopers to a high standard, and yet, keep the amount of time you spend painting them to a bare minimum. With the methods outlined in this article, you can have a

Tutorial: Advanced – Object-Source Lighting

One of the most eye-catching effects in miniature painting is source lighting, where a glowing object casts light on the rest of the miniature. Especially in the fantasy and science-fiction genres, it’s a great way to show that a sword is imbued with magical energy, or a plasma cannon is charged and ready to fire.

A Quick Forest and an Old Fountain

Here is a quick way to produce decent looking forest and a old fountain to your tabletop. [singlepic id=942 w=320 h=240 float=center] Materials: Chipboard / MDF or something similar glue small rocks and sand cork blue foam spackle green stuff / milliput woodland scenics premade trees paints for painting

Tutorial: Basics – Back in Black: Painting Black Armour

I’m baa-aack! With an appropriately named tutorial to boot. It’s been what, a month since I did an ‘official’ tutorial for Hand Cannon?? Not counting the previews of course. I hope you all enjoy, good readers! This is another in my Basics series of tutorials, that covers some of the fundamental techniques in miniature painting.

Tutorial: Advanced – That One Hurt!: Painting Battle Damage

[singlepic id=880 w=150 h=150 float=center] We all love tabletop wargames, and our miniatures often see many battles. As hobbyists, we want our miniatures to look it! Well-done battle damage effects can make miniatures look more realistic on the battlefield, and also more fun to look at. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate a couple different

Preview: Cygnar Storm Strider – Painting the Walker

Welcome to the next installment of Battle Engine Week! (Actually, it’s now three weeks, as I had to push this article back a few days in order to get finished painting just the Strider itself! But, who’s counting….right?) As I continue through the Storm Strider Preview series of articles, I’m now finding that this project

Preview: Cygnar Storm Strider – Basing the Beast

Welcome back to Battle Engine Week 2! Last week I revealed what was in the Strom Strider box, and how to assemble the resin and white metal walker. This week, I’ll be building a scenic, and appropriately Epic base, and showing you how to paint the Strider itself quickly, so you can get it to

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