Have you ever had this question asked? “Why do you paint miniatures?“ I’ve had this question asked to me many times by many people. It’s a profound question at its […]
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 […]
In this miniature hobby-world, there are three kinds of people: 1. People who want to paint, and even enjoy it, but don’t have the entire skill set to achieve their […]
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 […]
It’s an interesting topic to talk about. I know many us, me included, drink coffee on a daily basis. We drink it for many reasons. Some like the taste, others […]
Do you lick your paint brushes when you paint minis? Or, maybe you’ve seen other hobbyist do it and you’re a little disgusted. If so, here are the three top […]
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, glue, 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 […]
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 […]
It took me 35 hours to paint Servath Reznik, Wrath of Ages (link for abilities/stats). But, I learned in the first 10 minutes of putting this ‘caster on the table that he would provide […]