Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekly Finds #48

Step by Step: Hunter or Hunted by Raffa from Massive Voodoo - This is possibly the greatest tutorial of them all. It is not only done by Slayer Sword winner Raffa, but is a tutorial on the diorama that won him the sword. Seeing how the project developed with the techniques and tricks really makes me want to build some terrain and get some paint onto miniatures.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Games Day 2009 Mega-Board

The Games Day Mega-Board of 2009 has to be one of my all times favourite. In part because it is so huge. But also because we got a chance to watch it get slowly built up over the months on What's New Today. Below are three of those posts by Andy with my own thoughts in purple italics...

The first of three posts. It shows the scale of this project. It doesn't show you the other elements of the board which can be seen further down.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Music Monday - Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'

This normally isn't my type of music. Don't know what it is about this song.. but I like it. Can wake up to this in the morning with a cup of coffee and feel ready to start my day fresh.

... and no it isn't the girls in the bikinis.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Weekly Finds #47

Industrial Terrain Complete by Cameron from Rust and the city - This is a great idea for adding some terrain to the table top. None of the bits used are expensive or hard to come by. And building and painting a few of these would be a breeze. Tournament Organisers should consider using this idea... especially since it offers some terrain that blocks TLoS.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Music Monday - Don't be a Dick

This song reminds of the saying about ass holes and opinions. Also reminds me of this scene from Team America. Great movie...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Quote of the Day...

In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it.
- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekly Finds #46

University still has my life upside down and holding my hobby prisoner. So won't be heading to the Tin Soldier today. And I still haven't had the opportunity to touch my miniatures. But I have collected some articles for this week...

How to do basic zenithal highlighting by Ron from FTW - A great look at some of the theory behind this process. For those curious Grey Death, from TPC, also looks at basic zenithal highlighting. He focuses on using an airbrush to lay down the foundations. The black looks fantastic on his Terminators. Roman, from Massive Voodoo, also has a tutorial on the topic. And here is a tutorial that looks at priming, which shows how to achieve the effect pictures below...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quote of the Day...

Just because the answer I gave is not the answer you want does not, in any way, render my response invalid.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Weekly Finds #45

How to Prime Models by Ron from FTW - A simple concept, but it may be a useful link for some players who are new to the hobby or want to try a different approach to priming...

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Wonders of Games Workshop - Drakenburg in Ruins

It has been awhile since I have done a post from What's New Today that features a terrain piece. But when I saw this ruined city from Games Workshop Drakenburg, well it just had to be put up on the blog.

Can't help but thing of New York City after Godzilla took a morning walk or Chicago after the Decepticons decided to have a party.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

White Dwarf 381 September 2011 - Sisters of Battle

Inside this months issue...
New Releases - Looks at the new Orge Kingdom army book and miniatures as well as the new additions to the Archon Court.

Guts and Glory - Any Hall talks to the designers of the Orge Kingdoms army book and the new kits. We also have an exclusive preview of the rules for the Stonehorn and Thundertusk.

Arena of Death - The Nurgle Chaos Lord and the Saurus Oldblood are amongst the most powerful characters in Warhammer. But which is harder? There's only one way to find out...

Tactica: Monsters - In the second part of his series of tacticas for The Lord of the Tings Strategy Battle Game, Simon Grant Explains how to get the most out of your monsters.

The Court of the Archon - Dark Eldar Archons know better than to trust their protection to their own kind, surrounding themselves with mercenaries. Simon Grant takes a look at this potent unit.

Bloodbath at the Bubbling Pits - Golgfag Maneater and his mercenaries have stolen a priceless artifact of Nehekhara and the Tomb Kings want it back. Battle is joined at the Bubbling Pits.

'Eavy Metal Showcase - The 'Eavy Metal team have been busy painting new Orge Kingdoms miniatures - we ask them to talk to use through some of their favourites.

Terrain Showcase: Storm of Magic - When it came to making terrain for Storm of Magic, the gloves well and truly came off. We take a look at the spectacular scenery the Hobby Team came up with.
Standard Bearer - Jervis Johnson appears to be lost in the warp...
Army Workshop: Return of the Legion of Despair - Last year we showed you how the Hobby Team painted their Vampire Counts army. Following last month's new releases, Chad has been inspired to return to the army.

Codex: Sisters of Battle Part 2 - We present the second part of Codex: Sisters of Battle, giving you everything you need to take Adepta Sororitas to war - the army list and wargear sections.

Faith versus Instinct - Robin Cruddace's Sisters of Battle face off against the chittering hordes of Tom Hutchling's Tyranids in the second of this month's battle reports.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Weekly Finds #44

Western Water Tower by Rob Jedi from Rob Jedi's Miniatures Blog - I've been a follower of Rob's blog for awhile now. The terrain projects he does are amazing. And this water tower is just one example... these are the sort of terrain pieces that tournaments could easily have to add some flavour to their tables. My only issue with the water tower is how short the legs look. Prefer the length of the legs on the CNC Watch Tower.