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Some Broken Things Can’t Be Fixed, Ever.

“Wheeeel, fix…” my 2-year old daughter said. “I can’t–” I’m holding the plastic tire in my hand, as she hands me the yellow toy truck (a bulldozer). On a bright sunny day, I was in the local playground with my 2-yr old daughter. We found a broken toy bull dozer. It lay on the dirt, …

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Top 3 Websites for How to Paint Non-Metallic Metal (NMM)

When I first started learning to paint miniatures–I mean really trying to improve my work–I searched everywhere on the internet for the best tutorials for how to paint non-metallic metal (NMM). NMM-style painting is the method of painting metallic-looking objects using regular paint that doesn’t contain any reflective metal flake pigment. HOW I PAINT A SWORD …

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3D Printed Hydralisk (40k Tyranid Proxy) for Gaming or Collection

The goal of the 3D printing project was to make a proxy model for one of the 40k Tryanid pieces (in particular, for the Ravener miniature). In my opinion, it’s a neat looking model, but it doesn’t carry the respect of the much more iconic Starcraft Hydralisk. So, searching the internet, the Hydralisk 3D file was available for purchase (among other 3D files for video game models).

Painting Organics: How-To Overview With Warhammer 40k Tyranids

I’ve recently begun a new project painting an army of Tyranids, the swarming, all-consuming alien race of the Warhammer 40k Universe. Unlike my other projects, which have been vehicular or armored machinations, these Tyranid models are all organic, fleshy, scaly creatures of various shapes and sizes. “How do you paint so many models?” someone asked me. …

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