Posts Tagged ‘Miniatures Hobby’

How to Paint a Simple Marble Effect for Miniatures in 4 Steps

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

So, I decided I wanted to paint marble effect on the bases of my Steelheart’s Champions warband for Shadespire. I took to Twitter, asked fellow painters for tutorials and resources, and I was not disappointed. I was given a ton of great stuff to look a…

Realistic Rusted Metal Painting Technique for Miniatures (Tutorial)

Posted on July 11th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

Shadespire is a great game. It’s also really easy to paint up a warband for it since some of them are only 3 models, like these Stormcast Eternals – Steelheart’s Champions. The fun part with that is it’s a great time to experiment with painting techniq…

My Ironskull’s Boyz Are Painted for Shadespire (Pictures)

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

God. I’ve been working on the Ironskull’s Boyz for Shadespire for months now, since April. Between limited painting times, and a difficult color to work with (I hate you orange!), the process has been very slow. That being said, as I keep saying, a dra…

Thor’s Workbench: Painting Progress Update on Orruks

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

Small update today to show where I’m at with my Orruks for Shadespire. I know not everyone follows the blog on social media (though you should!), so not everyone has seen the current progress. I wish I were further along too. I started this warband in …

Making Your Own Custom Bolt Action Dice Cheap and Easy

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

A year or so ago I came to the conclusion that I wanted to try some historical wargaming. It all started when I found my grandfather’s yearbook of his service on the second USS Yorktown during World War II (long story short, the first Yorktown was sunk…

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…

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…

Ways to Save Money with Warhammer 30K & Power Armor Marks

Posted on May 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Hello there, Knight of Infinite Resignation here, your friendly Remote-Scottish–Island-Dwelling-Kierkegaard-Aficionado. Welcome back to this short series about starting 30K. So far we’ve covered the reasons you should play 30K, as well as the books yo…

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…

Scene-A-Rama – Is It Good for Wargaming?

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

My wife was at Hobby Lobby the other day and noticed these Scene-A-Rama buildings on clearance. Knowing about my pervasive wargaming hobby, she snagged a few of them for a whopping $1.12 apiece, including a volcano, medieval castle, and Greek temple. W…

Monster March 2 – Marching to Completion (Part #4)

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

Eldar Wraithseer Story Excerpt (the farseer after being interrupted tells the whole tale of the wanderer) The tale of the wanderer is a sad reminder of the fall of the Eldar race. A smaller craftworld that was known as the bastion that seeks the moon w…

Monster March 2 – Nearing Completion (Part #3)

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

Kingdom Death Monster – Bird of paradise Phoenix Paints Used Undercoat: white Yellow: P3 cyngas yellow, washed with Vallejo yellow ink. Brown: GW mournfang brown Drybrush Gw Doombull brown, Washed with GW agrax earthshade Blue: P3 trollblood base, GW d…

Monster March 2 – Smooth Progress

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

Continuing with my coverage of my progress on my pledge for monster march. Bonus In kingdom death, survivors kill creatures and then make armour and weapons from their remains. As, when we have been playing, I have a very powerful twilight sword user w…

Monster March – The Planning Stages

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

For Monster March, run by Swordmaster over at Path of an Outcast, I thought I’d put forward one model that has been sitting in my projects pile for too long (years at this stage) and one newer model. An Eldar wraithseer and the Phoenix from Kingdom Dea…