Miniature Painting articles

Tutorial: Advanced – Object-Source Lighting

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.

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

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

The Impossible Road to ETC: 25 pt Milestone

May is almost up and I’m way behind schedule with only 25pts completely done. Things have popped up here and there that I’ve not been able to foresee but that’s life as usual, eh? Not about to panic just yet since it looks like I’ll have much more time in June to get up to

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