It’s Saturday, and that means it’s yet another post for Grim’s Dungeons of Doom, that being of the advanced (but still quite easy) version of the cemetery gateway, actual opening gates. I have tried to use alternatives methods and materials to give you some different ideas that you can take away and adapt for your […]
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Hello Reader! This is the Portuguese version of the article about the “hairspray weathering” technique published here today. You can check the link for the English version. Over and out! +++ Olá Leitor! O ritmo de preparativos para o “Rumble in the Jungle II – A Missão” está intenso […]
Olá Leitor. Esta é a versão em inglês do artigo sobre a técnica de pintura conhecida como “Técnica do Laquê” (“Hairspray Weathering” em inglês). Para conferir a versão em português você pode clicar o link. Abraço e até breve. +++ Hello Reader. Preparations for the “Rumble in the Jungle […]
Hello everyone, it’s me Grim. In my absence, I at least have been amassing a fair bit of material here to continue on with both this series and the blog. I hope you’ll forgive my leave, but shit happens. So, it’s been a while since posting the last dungeons of doom article. With that in […]
Woooo the sequels just keep coming! Many thanks to the master of ceremonies, the Jango to my Boba, The Cranium, Atom Smashing. This time around we do a little jazz magic on a lavaland base. Archaon make an appearance too!
My tutorial will just show you a couple ways to model some nice flames of war bases. It will also give you a list of things that you can consider when figuring out how to base your army. When planning out your army you need to consider where the unit/army fought, the weather, the gear and uniforms and the season. They’re many different types of basing including some of the more basic ones, Snow, Desert, Dirt and Grass. You need to plan accordingly to what you want and what you like but still take into account the models you are using. (Nobody wants winter Germans in the desert)
So in order to know what direction you are heading in, you first need to know what model’s you will be working with. If you have guys suited for a specific theatre of war like the DAK in North Afrika or the Finnish Ski troops in the alps then you’ve already narrowed it down some. Then you need to make decision on if you want to go ahead and theme the base to coincide with the same theme as the model. Winter bases with Finnish ski infantry and desert bases with the DAK hoofing it through the sands. This is a important decision because sometimes if you head over a buddies house or go to play in a tournament your models might not look right on that board. If you like your model’s to blend in to most boards then the standard Dirt, Tufts and Grass is the best way for you. However when you put alot of effort into a winter or desert army and finally do get to play on a board that matchs the basing it is truly rewarding. So let me run you through my basing process and the material. I’m going to use Golden’s fiber paste and just do up some empty bases.
Whatever platoon you’re working on a brush and a putty, paste or pumice gel of your choice!
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Hi All,Since I had a question about how to embed the opponent finder on one’s own blog, I made a little video. I decided to have this one unlisted as the last video I put on youtube was not very well received, and it hurt my feelings. ;)Anyway, I edite…
By Luke Melia
War gaming hills. They are an integral part of the terrain features on all of our tables no matter what system we play. Hills also provide depth to tables, block line of site and provide cover from enemy fire. When people have asked me over the years what types of terrain they should make first for their tables, I always say “hills” without question. There are a lot of different techniques for making hills and there is, by no means, a right or a wrong way of making them. Terrain is a very personal thing for me. Ultimately you have to be happy with the way any piece of terrain looks on your table. To that end, I would remind everyone that this is the way I like to build hills an it works well for me. If you have some alternate methods please feel free to share on our forum.
I am going to show you a couple of different types of hills and rocky outcroppings that I have been working on.
I had a request from a client recently to magnetise the weapons on a space marine Drop Pod, and as I keep thinking that I should try my best to give back to the community in the form of tutorials, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to try it out! Magnetising Weapons on a Space … Continue reading Magnetising a Space Marine Drop Pod →
Painting the feathers on the Ravenwing should not be my priority. I seem to be saying that a lot actually. The bikes themselves are but the wings should really be done after I’ve finished the metals and the black because I’m clearly going to screw it u…
Despite the arm pain I actually managed to do some bits. In fact because I took the day off to see the doctor I had some free time and in a moment of madness I just decided to knock out a couple more Vortex templates. Having enjoyed the fun of them in …
I’ve spent a little time recently building minis from Knight Models to clear some space in my cupboard and decided it might be useful to do a little “How To” on pinning and tab pinning models to bases. A lot of people will already know these, or at lea…
This time, Adam and I got down to some business on skin tones. Featuring our lovely model Lathiem Oakleaf. Thanks to everyone at Tabletop Minons!Enjoy!
Second side plate completed. I think I’m getting the hang of this now, I mean it’s not the most amazing sculpting, it’s pretty basic in fact but it’s a level I comfortable with, both in results and effort involved to achieve it. I know I could a…
This work was all done before Throne of Skulls, managed to get the third Chitin plate doneand the flesh joints between the smaller spines.They’re really quite effective.Looking forward to getting the side plates done next.Fourth spine plate done.I’ve a…
How to build a castle: part IV – bricks&colour testing// Budowa zamku Drakenborg – próbne malowanie cegieł
During the painting I used different shades of beiges and grays. After applying the basic color I filled some of the gaps between bricks with plaster. Excess was wiped off with paper. Unfortunately when everything was dried I had to reapply basic colours and start the painting process from the beginning.
Next I applied some highlights using dry brush technique. I also added several different colors to the bricks using washes and diluted acrylics.
I covered the lower parts of the walls with thinned green paint to imitate the moss.
Ostatnim etapem było nałożenie różnokolorowych pigmentów. Testowałem kolory, które potencjalnie mogłyby pasować więc w różnych miejscach użyłem różnych barw by sprawdzić finalny efekt każdego z nich. Poniżej możecie zobaczyć to co wyszło po zakończeniu prac nad murkami.
To sum up , I think I will finally use the painting scheme which will be close to the one that you can see in the leftmost side of the picture. I like the effect of filled gaps between the bricks even though it is quite time consuming. I also think that I will start painting process from white undercoat to make the bricks a little brighter . I will use the pattern on the rightmost site of the picture to create the courtyard of the castle .
What do you think of this? What could be improved? Maybe you have some other ideas on the color/painting of the castle ? I look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Podsumowując, na tę chwilę uważam, że do pomalowania zamku wykorzystam schemat zbliżony do tego, który jest widoczny na murku najbliżej lewej strony zdjęcia. Podoba mi się efekt wypełnienia zaprawą odstępów między cegiełkami chociaż jest dosyć pracochłonny. Myślę też, że spróbuje wyjść od j jasnego podkładu (być może nawet białego) tak żeby szare cegły były jaśniejsze. Wzór najbardziej z prawej wykorzystam do stworzenia posadzki dziedzińca zamku.
Adepticon is just around the corner folks This time of year always carrys a lot of deadlines for me. I’m always guaranteed to paint an army for the event along with other, soft score, related items like display boards etc. A client of mine is playin…
One of the goals with the space station terrain set was to make the whole thing look like not just a collection of tactically interesting obstacles but also a (relatively) sensible, lived-in/working facility. Right now the non-cargo bay area is a bit plain, really just the Impudent Mortal walls in my collection arranged in various … Continue reading Quick Infinity Terrain: Food Booths →