Hobby Content articles

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

Long road to the Harbor City, part I: Peering in to the Misty Future

This article will kick off a series of terrain articles which will follow the ongoing progress of my Harbor City. First ones will describe planning and construction of three different houses and later ones will follow how the gaming board itself comes together. [singlepic id=307 w=320 h=240 float=center] Planning I really don´t remember where I

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

Tutorial: Advanced – Glorious Locks: Painting Hair

This is another article in my Advanced series; Painting Hair! It is one of the most asked about methods, and one thing that a lot of painters struggle with. Now that we’ve given coverage to the face, and eyes, I can show you Hand Cannon readers some tricks on painting those Glorious Locks. In this