Posts Tagged ‘Tutorial’

DIY Model Trees: The Twist Tie Tree Tutorial

Posted on December 15th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello all, A couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of test trees I made while trying to work out  a method I was happy with.  This tutorial will demonstrate the process I settled on to get reasonably convincing model trees without breaking the bank. …

Winter Icicles

Posted on December 14th, 2014 under , . Posted by

As Winter arrives (at least at the top of the world) gamers thoughts turn to making scenery and bases that represent the cold and ice around them (OK so it’s currently bright sunshine and warm outside but it’s still December … Continu…

What the Flock(box)?????

Posted on December 5th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Hey y'all!I have got to share something that I recently found and am L-O-V-I-N-G!The Flockbox.Read more »

Crackle Glazing

Posted on November 22nd, 2014 under , . Posted by

It has to be said that Crackle Glazing is one of those techniques that I’ve never needed over the years, mostly because I spend most of my time painting figures and have never really felt the need to use the … Continue reading →

AdeptiCon 2015 is Coming!

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , . Posted by

Well, next March is the actual event, but I wanted to point out that the registration for AdeptiCon 2015 is only a few days away! On Monday November 24, at 8pm Central time (that’s 2am Tuesday morning for you folks in the UK) to events web cart will go…

Terrain is everything – ‘Tis the season to pick up your trees

Posted on November 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

A few years ago I picked up a bag of model trees from Dobbies, our local garden centre [and craft shop]. They only have them in the run up to Christmas as they’re for making your own Christmas scene with miniature revelers and holiday nik-naks. In…

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud

Posted on November 16th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I was recently asked by a friend how to made a wet mud style base for his Bolt Action figures and it occurred to me that basing is not something I’ve really covered in the past. So to answer my … Continue reading →

Tree’s Company

Posted on November 16th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Wood yew beleaf it? Ash soon as one scenery article a-pears another follows. Sorry, I’ll stop, no more puns, completely stumped… sorry. Yes, today’s article is all about trees, and because it was a slow process I’ve taken step-by-step pics too.

For this round of trees I’m using the old GW "bottle brush" trees, they’re the shape of chestnut trees by the way, that have been hanging around

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – We can rebuild it!

Posted on November 3rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

What we have here is the first ‘real’ step to the restoration of Ferron Proxima. The shadow wash solved the Polyvine problem but here we see the true colours shining through. The bottom board has had it’s coat of Vermillion craft acrylic. I was slightl…

Painting Buddha Academy: Aanchuth series

Posted on November 2nd, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

This time Matt and Mati paint Aanchuth the Cursed from Mierce Miniatures. The series shows you among other things how to paint fur, skin, horns and wood. As usual I just bundled the free videos together in one playlist. The videos are produced and owne…

Figure Storage

Posted on November 1st, 2014 under . Posted by

One of the biggest recurring issues for gamers is figure storage; whether it’s for carrying figures to a club or friends for a game or simply somewhere to keep your figures at home, storage is something we all have to … Continue reading &#8…

Dirty Jon’s Basic Tips for Painting Miniatures

Posted on October 31st, 2014 under , . Posted by

In this article, I will set out some of my top beginner tips for painting 15mm miniatures for Flames of War.  I will be focusing on achieving good effects for playable models, and not trying to get you winning painting contests.  When one paints hund…

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – 50 Shades of Red Oxide

Posted on October 31st, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Happy Hallowe’en! Dry your eyes and lets fix this mother! On with the shadow wash. You can see there is still some evidence of the Polyvine [the whiteish streaks towards the top of the board] but overall I’d say it’s been reduced by 80%Once again this …

Martian Trenchworks

Posted on October 25th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Just recently I’ve been spending an increasing amount of my time painting and playing All Quiet on the Martian Front (great game, see my review). This is a great game and pits the brave Humans against the Martian invaders in … Continue read…

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – The following post has scenes of a graphic nature

Posted on October 22nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

 So here’s what Polyvine does to Realm of Battle Boards. You can actually see in some areas it’s OKBut in others it’s just frosted/dusted and there’s no explanation of why some areas dried ‘dead flat’ and some areas just flat wrong!This tile isn’t…

The Helpful Hobby Guide – How to store models ?

Posted on October 20th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

We hobbyists all have one thing in common, no matter what game or range we use, no matter if we're painters, collectors or gamers mostly. STORAGE. That's right storage. This hobby has an unavoidable problem : it takes space. The more models you…

Steampunk House – Part 5

Posted on October 19th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

So my making of series draws to a close with a few last details (click these links for previous articles: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). I’m not going to go into every last bit of the model … Continue reading →

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – Dem Bones

Posted on October 17th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

 PLEASE NOTE: These pictures do not represent the boards current state, it has since been ruined by Polyvine floor varnish and taken back to shadow wash stage. Like I said I took this picture and the colours just blew me away, this had to have a p…

DIY Barbed Wire Tutorial

Posted on October 16th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Hello all, Barbed wire is a great addition to any sci-fi or historical battlefield.  It can be used to enhance a base or terrain piece, or on it’s own as a simple barricade.  I’ve seen a number of methods for creating razor wire or barbed…

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – Man I got a Boner[white]

Posted on October 15th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

PLEASE NOTE: These pictures do not represent the boards current state, it has since been ruined by Polyvine floor varnish and taken back to shadow wash stage. The original plan was to include the skull pit elements in this post but the pictures came ou…

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – Praise be to the Emperor!

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just a quick update in that last night I applied a new shadow wash and it has covered up most of the frosting, so I won’t have to go back to square one, just square two. Obviously my blog posts are all out of whack now and I didn’t take a picture but c…

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Frost me I’m an idiot!

Posted on October 12th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

With the last of the nice weather I thought I’d intersperse DiY duties with coating my Realm of Battle boards with my brothers dodgy floor varnish. You’ll see a couple of upcoming posts that revel in just how pleased I was with how this was going but b…

Steampunk House – part 4

Posted on October 12th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

So here I am again working on my Steampunk house, delayed in some part by a new shiny game landing on my desk and largely by my inability to produce a design for the upper floor that I liked. This … Continue reading →

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board – the highlight of my day

Posted on October 10th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

When you left me last I was debating just how cool my Realm of Battle Board was without any further highlights… well I think the first picture alone illustrates just how much they add. It’s far from perfect and I know I foolishly rushed it in some pl…

Terrain is everything – Project Ω – Realm of Battle Board gets Shadows in the Warp

Posted on October 8th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Now if I wasn’t completely obsessed with doing thins ‘just so’ then I’m pretty sure theirs another me in a different dimension who is perfectly happy with the Realm of Battle boards as it currently stands. But if you remember I had exactly the same fee…