Friday, December 30, 2011

Weekly Finds #61

How to Paint White by Ron from FTW - We all know white can be a pain to get right. It's the reason why the Black Templars I have painted over the years don't have white shoulder pads. Can take dozens of layers to get a smooth coat... and sometimes that doesn't even work out. Ron shows just one way of achieving a smooth coat without using an airbrush or spending hours to putting layer after layer.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hope all of my Imaginary Friends had a wonderful day with their family, friends, miniatures and/or minions.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Weekly Finds #60

Only two more sleeps and it is Christmas for those of us in Ozlandus. Be jealous. No plastic or resin crack under the tree this year for me. Although there is some books from Black Library in the mail. Despite it being a holiday season the interwebz has not been quiet...

Painted-On Looking Decals by Stahly's from Tale of Painters - From the tutorials I've seen this product creates amazing results with decals. However, due to the difficulty of getting Micro Sol and Micro Set in Ozlandus will have to order direct from Microscales Industries.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekly Finds #59

Painting Chipped Metal and Rust on Terrain by Cameron from Rust and the City - Starting to become a big fan of Cameron's work. His tips on terrain are great for any gamer out there... especially, tournament organisers. This particular tutorial reminded me of this one done by the guys over on Massive Voodoo... minus the need for an airbrush. Everything used in this tutorial can be found laying around the house or picked up cheap from the shops. Great tutorial for tournament terrain pieces.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Weekly Finds #58

I DUCKING PASSED!!!! It was a great relief to log on Wednesday and see my results. Just ignore the fact that the server had crashed in the morning and had to wait till mid-day to see the results. Thankfully the missus got up early and looked for me before it crashed to make sure I passed everything. I've been sick since Wednesday and working today and tomorrow so not sure when I'll celebrate. Hopefully when this post goes live I'll be throwing some dice at the Tin Soldier. Attendance has been poor last few days due to a Planetary Empire campaign on Thursday nights draining all of the 40K players. Anyways... below is collection of some articles that jumped out at me over the past week.

Best of November 2011 by Corvus from Corvu's Miniatures - This missed out on being included in last weeks post. Of the articles that Corvus included two in particular jumped out at me. The first is the source of the picture below. A step-by-step tutorial on painting metallics... in a way you hardly see in the 40K community. The second is this jaw dropping gorgeous miniature painted by former 'Eavy Metal painter Darren Latham.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

White Dwarf 384 December 2011- Warhammer Monsters

Inside this month's issue:
Denizens of the Forest Depths: Siegfried Grant ventures deep into the Drakwald Forest to tell tale of the foul denizens that dwell there - the Beastmen and their monstrous ilk.
Blood in the Badlands: In the first of three battle reports, Andy Hall battles his arch-rival the beardless Kevin Chin in an exciting game of Warhammer siege. 
Unleash the Beasts: We explain how the new Beastmen monsters work on the battlefield, as well as presenting Scrolls of Binding for the Ghorgon, Cygor and Jabberslythe.
Warmongers: The White Dwarf writers take on the designers in a huge Storm of Magic game. 
Blanchitsu: The Legendary John Blanche talks about his approach to painting models. 
Crucible of Flame: We take a fresh look at the Apocalypse Expansion and present six new Apocalypse datasheets for the Dark Eldar, Grey Knights and Sisters of Battle.
Slaughter on Schrödinger VII: Mat Ward presents the first part of a campaign that pitches Imotekh and his Necrons against the Black Templars under the command of High Marshal Helbrecht.
'Eavy Metal: The 'Eavy Metal team are the best miniatures painters in the world, and we showcase their favourite miniatures.
Modelling Workshop: Skullvane Manse: Chris Peach shows us how to paint the latest additions to the Warhammer scenery range, Skullvane Manse. 
Modelling Workshop: Monsters: With the monsters released recently we cornered Chad Mierzwa to find out how best to paint such big kits.
Dragon Hunt: And to round off the battle reports for the month, Dáin Ironfoot gathers his trusty warriors and sets out to slay a Dragon in this The Lord of the Rings battle report.
Painting Masters: We take a look at the miniatures of 'Eavy Metal's Neil Green and talk to him about how he got started. 
You'll also find full details of all the latest releases and news, plus a directory featuring all of the hobby activities in your local area.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Weekly Finds #57

What I've learned about varnish and powders by Ron from FTW - I've been following Ron's series of articles on using weathering powders as can be seen here and here. It is interesting to see Ron's process in experimenting with varnish, hair spray and alcohol. That sentence could easily be taken the wrong way out of context. It was a good idea of Ron to ask Mister Justin to share his own thoughts and give a video tutorial... I was wondering how long it would take for Mister Justin to get involved. As I pointed out here he is an advocate on the use of varnish and he provides a wealth of options on his webstore when it comes to weathering pigments. Check out the new release of tank traps at a dollar each and don't forget the sack of skulls.