A miniature painter has many tools, but only a few are 100% necessary. Dry palettes are a core tool in any miniature painter’s arsenal. This article reviews some reasons why […]
I’ve recently wondered how artists make their miniature painting videos for YouTube. What kind of equipment do they use? Where do they place their camera? And, how do they frame […]
In this article I describe my thoughts and process about how I made my first battle report video. I learned a lot, and I hope my experience helps or simply […]
Are you a casual tabletop or miniature game player, or are you competitive?
This is a great article that examines the ups and downs of the marketing strategy of a huge game company (i.e., Wizards’ of the Coast, maker of the Magic The Gathering collectable card game), as it relates to the two types of players out there: casual and competitive players.
I highly-recommend this read (link here or below) to anyone who enjoys a bit of perspective into the mechanics of game design, marketing, and sales.
We all need brushes, acrylic paint, and good lighting, but if you’re a regular painter of miniatures, you should also get a hair dryer. This article is about why you should […]
Great tutorial on basing miniatures with do-it-yourself materials. Ancient ruin themed bases work with so many tabletop themed armies and models that this should be helpful for many of you […]
A recurrent topic that I hear locally and through the social media grapevine, is the inverted success and struggle between these two game systems: Privateer Press’ Warmachine (3rd edition, aka […]
A Warmachine/Hordes post: This is a re-blog from a Grymkin site I’m following with great overviews of the different casters and how they synergize within the faction. Here is an […]
I’m in the midst of a hard-fought battle. I’m having a great time. But, my opponent and I haven’t said a word in more than 5 minutes. This is the […]
Good quality, diffuse lighting can prevent eye fatigue, a major roadblock to a comfortable long painting session. For miniature painting, for long stretches, I highly recommend getting a lamp that uses a full spectrum daylight bulb or LED.
On our regular gaming nights at our local game store, I was asked by a newly visiting player if I could restore/refurbish his Cygnar Stormwall colossal. He gave me a […]
As a Press Ganger, a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to run a successful event. I feel that every time I organize a league, I get better at finding ways to improve the experience for the players. I think I’ve come to a comfortable place now where I understand the mechanics of what works and what doesn’t, […]
I found this compilation of tips/advice from the Privateer Press forums. It provides a really good overview of how those brilliant studio models are painted. How to seal metallics so that they stay brilliant: Quentin The figures are sealed with a standard “dull-coat.” I personally love the way sealant dulls the metallics, but I also really like the look of […]
I thought I’d share some of the fantastic model painting performed by our gaming group at Clockwork Comics, CT. I will post more pictures as space allows…. stay tuned!
Apologies to my loyal readers! I’ve been very busy and pre-occupied with non-gaming life; with the year ending, I’ve been catching up on many work and home-related things. Since I […]
I had a very busy week. It is nice to know that I can fall back on a fun hobby to take some of the hectic out of life. I […]