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Project Log: Wild West Exodus Harbor, Part 4

Posted on June 17th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

This project log focuses on a game table that I am building for Warcradle Studios– A Wild West Exodus themed harbor that will be on display in their booth at Gencon. This week, we’ll take a look at the process I use for constructing the buildings that populate the docks…

 


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Project Log: Wild West Exodus Harbor, Part 3

Posted on June 12th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The Wild West Exodus harbor project is proceeding smoothly. If you are new to this series, I am building this for Warcradle Studios, and it will be on display in their booth at Gencon. This time out we’ll take a look at some of the details around the harbor…



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Heavy Metal Thunder

Posted on June 8th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

This week I knocked out my squad of Vindicators, finally putting to rest one of the longest running backlogs in my painting queue. Read more »

The Death Queue: Making Progress

Posted on June 2nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The second edition of Age of Sigmar and a host of new Nighthaunt models is coming this month, so I’ve been wrapping up some of the projects in my Death queue…


Balewind Vortex


This was a fun little kit to build, basically three pieces– the top the base, and the tornado. I added a few more skulls and some sand to the base, and magnetized the Balewind’s parts so I can break it down to transport it.

 

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Project Log: Wild West Exodus Harbor, Part 2

Posted on May 29th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

In this project log series, we’re taking a look at the Wild West Exodus harbor table that I’m building for Warcradle Studios. Previously, I finished the table frame, streets, and harbor walls. This time I tackle a few of the details around the harbor and begin construction on some of the larger elements.

 

 

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Upgrading the Black Templars

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

As I’ve been playing more 40K, I have been taking the opportunity to upgrade and finish some of my Black Templar units:


 

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Project Log: Wild West Exodus Harbor, Part 1

Posted on May 19th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I’ve been building tables for the Wild West Exodus miniatures game pretty much since its inception. Every one has been a unique design that presented its own set of challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year Warcradle Studios has commissioned me to build a port city, complete with a ship docked in the harbor. In this project log, I will be documenting the progress of the table over the weeks between now and Gencon. If you attend the show this year, you’ll be able to see the board in the Wild West Exodus booth.


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Project Log: Warscryer Citadel, Part 5

Posted on May 12th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Well, that escalated quickly.  As I was working on the base for the Warscryer Citadel, I kept mulling over the idea that a second citadel would really enhance the first. Well, I bought one, so here we go…Read more »

Star Wars Scenery Showcase: Hoth

Posted on May 2nd, 2018 under , . Posted by

Fantasy Flight Games had commissioned be to build a Hoth-themed game board for the Star Wars: Legion miniatures game. If you were at Adepticon this year, you may have seen it in person. Now that it’s debuted at the show, I can show off some photos of the completed board and talk about the process I used to build everything.


 

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What’s in the Project Queue, April 2018

Posted on April 24th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This week’s post is a mixed bag of projects that I’m working on, including the recently finished squad of Space Marine scout snipers:

 

 

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Project Log: Warscryer Citadel, Part 4

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The Warscryer Citadel’s construction is nearly finished. This week, I tackle the watchtower and the walkways around it, finishing up the work on the main structure.


 

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Project Log: Warscryre Citadel, Part 3

Posted on April 10th, 2018 under , . Posted by

With the main citadel construction finished, It’s time to detail the interior of the tower. The task isn’t as daunting as it seems; building interiors don’t need to be very intricate because the intention is for models to fit inside. I need to cover the cavities, build the floor, and add just enough detail to make it convincing.

 

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Project Log: Warscryre Citadel, Part 2

Posted on April 7th, 2018 under , . Posted by

In part one, I finished off the detailing on the two main halves and glued them together. I have also attached the stairs so that I can putty the seams when I patch up the join along the two halves of the rocks. There are a few other bits tha…

Project Log: Warscryre Citadel, Part 1

Posted on April 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

The Skullvane Manse is a scenery kit that I have admired for years. When it was re-released as the Warscryre Citadel, I decided to pick one up. I’m not as interested in it for its Malign Portents rules as I am for the sheer size and grandeur of the kit itself. When assembling it, I decided to customize the details on the kit to better match the aesthetics of my undead legions. I’m documenting the progress in this project log so you can follow along and see how I accomplished everything.


 

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New Ruined Crypt and Painting Tutorial

Posted on March 30th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

 The new ruined crypt is available from Skull Forge Scenics! This piece is perfect for enhancing the base of a large monster, or for representing the gravesites in a Legions of Nagash army. Below is a tutorial for painting the crypt.Read more »

All the Skeletons You Can Eat

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

My Red Guard skeleton regiments are finally complete, each maxed out at 40. That’s a lot of models to move around. Movement trays are clunky, especially once you need to start shimmying models around in combat. I think I have a solution…



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Legions of Nagash, Sacrament Breakdown

Posted on March 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I’m very late to the party on posting a Legions of Nagash review. My time these past few weeks has been occupied by a scenery commission (hence the lack of updates), and I haven’t really been able to organize my thoughts about the book. By now everyone has probably seen most of what the book has to offer anyway, so I’ll instead talk about my impressions and experiences with the new rules.

 

 

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Painting the Knight of Shrouds

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , . Posted by

This week I picked up the Knight of Shrouds, and painted him in record time… Read more »

Gearing up for the Legions of Nagash

Posted on February 7th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The new Legions of Nagash battletome hits the stores this weekend. I’ve got mine pre-ordered, and I’ve been working on a few odds and ends to get my army ready for the new rules. I’ve been following the previews and leaks, so I have a pretty good ide…

Finishing Off the Skaven Queue

Posted on January 28th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

In addition to Plague Priest Scrabis-Tocsinous, I’ve put the lid on a few more of the projects in my Skaven queue:


 

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Plague Priest Scrabis-Tocsinous

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One of the things I’ve enjoyed doing with my Skaven is representing specific magic items and artifacts on my characters.


 

The Bilious Bell in the list of Clan Pestilens artifacts offered the perfect opportunity to model a unique Plague Priest, and allowed me to tick off my box on the Hobby Bingo card. In this post I’ll take you through my process of converting this model.


 

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Skull Forge Scenics Industrial Bases

Posted on January 21st, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Something new from Skull Forge Scenics– I made a set of 32mm industrial bases, perfect for basing your Space Marine army.     The set comes with four “flat” bases (2 of each) and two “step” bases (1 of each). The step bases ar…

Building a Simple Battlefild

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

Today I’ll show you how to make a simple, flat battlefield that looks great and is easy to store when not in use, and easy to transport to a friend’s house for a game.


If you are playing along with Wargame Hobby Bingo, this is a great way to check the “build a simple battlefield” box.

 


 

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What’s in the Project Queue? January 2018

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As we roll into 2018 I’m taking stock of my army projects, the backlog of painting and what I can look forward to going forward.Sisters of BattleMy Shadow War: Armageddon kill team is finally finished. I could technically bring the team to ten models,…

Kill Team Progression

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

The last of my Battle Sisters is finished and I’ve gotten in a few more games as the Shadow War: Armageddon campaign progresses…


 

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