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Why You Need to Seal Your Painted Miniatures for Gaming

Posted on June 5th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Let me start by saying you don’t have to seal your miniatures. That’s a choice you can totally make. However, I would recommend that you always seal your painted miniatures and here’s why. Sealing Your Miniatures Sealing your miniatures is the last ste…

My Thoughts on the First Shadespire Tournament I Played

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

This past Saturday was a Shadespire tournament at the LGS I play at. One of the cool things with these Shadespire tournaments is that Games Workshop is backing them, so there was official prize support. I can’t recall the exact breakdown, but top 8 got…

Is Warhammer Adventures Good for the Games We Love?

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

So, Games Workshop has decided to create a set of books for younger readers as a way to introduce them to both the Mortal Realms (Age of Sigmar) and the 41st Millennium (Warhammer 40K) with Warhammer Adventures. From the article regarding this new rele…

Thor’s Workbench: Work in Progress on Basha (Orruk)

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

A short update today for my latest work on Basha, an Orruk for my Shadespire warband. Basha WIP Let’s start with some pictures. These are shots I shared on social media, so nothing fancy, just showing the work. If you saw my previous work on Hakka then…

Learn the Feathering Painting Technique for Blending on Miniatures

Posted on May 9th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

There are a handful of ways to go about blending on your miniatures. The feathering paint technique is just one of them. It also happens to be my favorite technique and I’ll explain why. If you want to skip through the explanations then jump on down. W…

11 Simple Tips That Will Make You a Better Miniature Painter

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

This article idea was sparked by a recent video that Games Workshop posted the other day on color theory. If you haven’t seen it, definitely watch it. It’s going to help you become a better miniature painter, but more on that below. https://www.youtube…

Miniature Painting Supplies That Every Hobbyist Needs

Posted on April 26th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

If you’re new to the miniature painting hobby then you’re probably wondering what you need to get started. It can all be a bit overwhelming at first as everyone tells you that you need this, that, and the other thing. So, I’m aiming to put together a c…

Thor’s Workbench: My Improved Painting with Hakka (Orruk) WIP

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

I had recently mentioned that I’d be keeping my WIPs to social media. However, Castigator moved me to put some of that WIP love on the blog. Anyone who runs a blog probably runs into the same issues I do of balancing the blog with social media and what…

Catch My Work in Progress Stuff on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Once upon a time I would routinely post work in progress stuff here. However, for a little while now you’ll have noticed that I haven’t been doing that. One of the reasons for that is SEO (search engine optimization). The long and short of it is, when …

Khorne Bloodreavers Painting Showcase for Shadespire

Posted on April 9th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

I picked up Shadespire in February of this year (2018). I’ve been having a blast playing it, and since then I have slowly, ever so slowly, been working on painting up my Khorne Bloodreavers warband, Garrek’s Reavers. Granted, it’s only 5 models, but I …

Blog Playground – Thor’s New Blog about Blogging

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

If you aren’t aware, I created a new blog in February called Blog Playground. The premiss of the blog is to be a resource for fellow bloggers. So far I’ve created 15 articles covering topics like monetization experiences, a headline analyzer tool for a…

How to Save Money on Warhammer 40K

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Veterans will already know these tricks for how to save money on Warhammer 40K, but if you’re new to the game then there’s a lot to be learned because Warhammer 40K is expensive. There are a lot of little ways you can save money, especially when you’re…

Why I’m Enjoying Playing Specialist Games Instead of 40K

Posted on March 9th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

This is going to be rather off-the-cuff. It’s a topic I’ve thought about quite a bit lately, but haven’t really thought through. So, why not think it through here with you all? 😉 2006 That’s the year I began wargaming – 2006. I started playing Warhamm…

How Expensive is Warhammer 40K?

Posted on March 5th, 2018 under . Posted by

This question gets asked a lot and it’s usually answered in sarcasm and vagaries. So, today I thought I would put an actual value to the question of how expensive is Warhammer 40K. A bit of a disclaimer here. Prices can fluctuate quite a bit from those…

What is Warhammer 40K?

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

Have you heard someone refer to “40K” and wonder what the heck they’re talking about? Are you mildly curious about the game, having heard about it in passing or from friends? Well look no further! For 3 easy installments of $19.99… Just kidding! This…

My Thoughts on Shadespire by Games Workshop (Review)

Posted on February 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire is a very big departure from what I’ve played. Really, the only games I’ve played for tabletop has been Warhammer 40K and Blood Bowl. I suppose Shadespire is like Blood Bowl in that it’s far more a board game than tabl…

Miniature Primer – What to Use and Tips for Spraying

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

It still amazes me how many hobbyists forgo primer and will instead either paint directly on the surface, or will use a matte spray paint as their base coat. I’m no expert. I can’t tell you the exact science of what makes a primer effective at what it …

Chaos Defiler Review for 8th Edition

Posted on February 14th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Ah, the Defiler. You want to love it – it’s a big giant spidery daemon. However, in the past this poor thing has had its share of problems. It was too expensive, and had such a mixed role that you weren’t even sure what you should be doing with it. Now…

Chaos Daemon Prince Painting Showcase – Darktide

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

As with some of the other old models I’m taking pictures of, at the time of painting this model (2012) I didn’t have a setup for pictures that would accommodate it. Now that I do, and I had some free time, it was time to rectify the problem. I also upd…

Chaos Cultists Painting Showcase

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

Here we have yet more units I painted years ago that I never took pictures of. Nothing fancy here, just the fodder of Chaos, Cultists. Cultists Squad #1 Thoughts Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite units I’ve painted. I like the aesthetic of …

Chaos Defiler Painting Showcase – Ragefist

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I got this Defiler for free from a gaming buddy 6 years ago. It was in decent shape, but I did have to tear quite a bit of it a part to fix some issues. So, things aren’t exactly how I’d like them in a perfect world, but I can’t complain about a free m…

Chaos Rhinos Painting Showcase

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

I painted these Rhinos 6+ years ago, but at the time I didn’t have a good setup for pictures so I never took any. This past fall I did a little updating on them with some sponge weathering, and adding snow to the Rhinos to tie them into everything else…

Huron Blackheart and Hamadrya Painting Showcase

Posted on January 27th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

I’m revising this article to update it with better pictures (relatively speaking), and to include shots of the Hamadrya, which I didn’t have when I first made my counts-as Huron, who I’ve named Psykill. Oh, I also updated the snow basing on Psykill to …

How Is 40K 8th Edition Holding Up?

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

I feel by this point that 40K’s 8th edition has had time to air. It no longer has the airtight cellophane wrapper on it, the pages are getting worn, and that new book smell has vanished. So, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts on 8th so far and see…

Chaos Possessed – Paint in Progress #1

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

I built these Possessed a few years ago. I had a list idea at the time for a big local tournament with them, so I put these together. Pictured below are 4 of the 7 I built, the other 3 haven’t got paint on them yet. These were hobbled together with ass…