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Valhallan Missile Launchers Completed

My Valhallan Missile Launchers are Done! Yeah! In the grand scheme of things, this isn’t a massive amount of work. It’s six guys out of 60. But that’s still a 10% leap in the right direction. Never miss an article? Subscribe! With these six done, my initial ten and a single Plasma guy I’m now 28.3% done on my Valhallan Infantry. The bases took more time than the actual infantry models. I’m happy with the results and I tried another new technique! This time it was a rusted/corroded metal plate. It was good practice for my Valhallan vehicles that will […] The post Valhallan Missile Launchers Completed appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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What's A-Hobbyin'? - Part 1

Welcome to What's A-Hobbyin'? - an ongoing series documenting my efforts to rugby tackle my collection of unpainted Age of Sigmar miniatures to the ground.Some people have whole rooms full of rashly purchased miniatures that they may never get around to painting. I'm not in that extreme category, but considering I'm also a pretty slow painter my backlog has been looking pretty daunting of late. Demoralising even. In total I have 57 units, heroes, conversions and terrain pieces in various stages of incompleteness.That's why I've decided to shake things up and make some big changes to my hobby habits. First up, no more purchases until I've made a significant dent in what I already have. I've also made the process more fun by randomising which of my 57 jobs gets tackled next. No matter that I'm lookin

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Ron Swanson Game Design: Adeptus Titanicus Edition

A lot of people have very fond memories of Epic. For some it was their gateway game into the wider hobby. For others, it had a scale and majesty that made more sense to them, especially in the smaller-scale days of editions past. And for some, it was actually being able to regularly field the heavy hitters of the setting – Baneblades, Titans, Thunderhawks and whatnot. So when Adeptus Titanicus came out, with little bits of future proofing, a fair number of people immediately began pushing for the game to morph into nuEpic, with rules for squadrons of Leman Russ tanks and Space Marine squads running amok between the feet of giants. I think that’s a bad idea. I’ll let Ron Swanson explain why.   In my mind, there needs to be room for a game to focus on doing one thing, and doing it well. In the case of Adeptus Titanicus, this is titan combat. If you read Titanicus, or Titandeath, tanks and infantry aren’t units on equal footing. They are abstract threats, background noise. You don&

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Painting Tutorial: Rust & Weathering

In which Jamie shows you how to make your metal surfaces look like they’ve been ravaged by time and the elements harder than Slaanesh ravaged your… never mind.This tutorial covers rust and weathering effects for iron, steel and gold all wrapped up into a single process. It’s great for armour, weapons, chains, metal constructs, chariots and a whole host of other things. Just remember, this is an Age of Sigmar blog, so using this tutorial to paint vehicles and such for Warhammer 40,000 is absolutely forbidden. Your paintbrush will explode.This technique is a bit messy, so it works best when you plan to apply it to the majority of the surfaces on the miniature - Ironjawz armour, a Kharadron Ironclad, that sort of thing. You can then tidy up the remaining non-metallic areas when you’re done with this process. I’ll be demonstrating using an objective marker that I made using various weapons, shields and bits of armour I had lying around. 

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Sponge Weathering & Mud

Let us take a look at sponge weathering and mud today. This article is a request from somehow described themselves as the lowest common dominator when it comes to painting. I disagree with them! They can sure paint! But we all start with zero experiences everything and it takes a little push to get us out of comfort zone and into a new method/technique. This type of painting technique is especially hard to throw yourself into because it’s the last, or nearly the last, step on a model. Everything is perfect and now you’re going to potentially ruin it with […] The post Sponge Weathering & Mud appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Painting Imperial Guard Infantry – Astra Militarum Getting Started – Part 10

I’ve been meaning to write this for some time. Like for years. Painting Imperial Guard infantry is something I’ve done a lot but I always have the same issues. This is mainly because I leave it so long between sessions. So today, I document my process for others to learn from! And for me to refer back too! And of course, when I say Painting Imperial Guard I also mean Painting Astra Militarum too… Never miss an article? Subscribe! I’ll be specifically covering my Cadians here. And this does follow the Warhammer TV method although I have refined it slightly from that […] The post Painting Imperial Guard Infantry – Astra Militarum Getting Started – Part 10 appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Painting Valhallans – Test Scheme

I now have my last batch of Cadians done, time to get on with painting Valhallans! My Valhallans are from Reptilian Overlords. They arrived some time ago now. Maybe in January? I’d not had a chance to take a proper look at them until now. Never miss an article? Subscribe! And they are great! This image of the body primed in Mechanicus Grey does a good job of showing off the sculpt. In plastic, it’s harder to see because of the shine. But once primed it is easier to see the model properly. It’s great, yeah? Valhallan Scheme I’d created […] The post Painting Valhallans – Test Scheme appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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Custodians Showcase

I’ve had these guys for a while now and I love them. Dave_nyhilus painted them all for me. And I’m very happy! The Custodians have seen combat a few times. Their first outing was against the Necrons where I used General Trajann, 4 Custodian Guard with Guardian Spear and a Vexillus Praetor. That is a sizeable investment of points. Read that Astra Militarum vs Necrons Battle Report. Never miss an article? Subscribe! They are an odd bunch for an Astra Militarum Commander to use. They are so different from my usual forces and therefore need some change in mindset to make […] The post Custodians Showcase appeared first on Warhammer 40K Blog.

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My (Belated) Takeaways from the LVO Warhammer Panel

The Las Vegas Open was awhile ago, and the Warhammer Preview panel that was held the first night has been detailed in depth, as has the tournament itself. The results have been discussed ad infinitum. The models have been (rightly) drooled over by everyone. Innumerable blogs and podcasts and YouTube channels have had their go at it. So lets talk about it some more, eh? Mostly, because I don’t want to talk about those things. But I was there, and I have some things that have been brewing in the back of my mind.   Let’s be clear: The models are spectacular. But I’ve really got nothing to add there. It’s awesome that the Primaris line is getting fleshed out, and Chaos is getting some much needed sculpt attention. The Dark Mechanicum Nightmare Spider Thing in particular is amazing and I love everything about it. And while the vast majority of the panel was previewing amazing new models and people rightfully drooling over them, there was also an extended Q&A session. Now I didn&#

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