Miniature Hobby


Undead/Necromantic Blood Bowl Coach Painted (Showcase)

I posted recently about my Blood Bowl coach I had sculpted. It is my first ever miniature sculpt and I'm very proud of how that came out. It's not perfect, but it's mine and I made it :) I've since managed to get him painted and that's what I'm showing...continue reading

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My First Sculpted Miniature – Blood Bowl Necromantic Coach

Long story short, for those who've heard it, is I got a miniature for my Undead and Necromantic teams to use as a coach. The model's quality was lacking, so I decided I'd give sculpting a miniature a shot. It's something I always wanted to try. Using the miniature I...continue reading

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Gretchen Wachter “The Blood Bowl Widow” Painting Showcase

A friend at my FLGS bought this model with the intent of it becoming Gretchen Wachter, a Banshee special player for Blood Bowl. He gave it to me to paint, seeing as it's a player I can use, so that's what I did. Gretchen Wachter Showcase Painting Thoughts I sculpted...continue reading

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How to Paint Flames on Miniatures the Quick & Easy Way (Video Tutorial)

I don't often do video only tutorials but it just made sense for this particular technique. See, I've been experimenting with ways to paint flames on miniatures. I've had a lot of failures, I mean a lot. However, I finally found a method I like that looks good and is...continue reading

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Miniature Painting Glass Effect (Gemstones) is Easy to Do!

One of the coolest effects you can paint on a miniature is a glassy, reflective surface like that of a gemstone, eye lenses, goggles, etc. The thing is, it's also really easy to do on a miniature and it has a big impact. So, I'm going to show you how...continue reading

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Blood Bowl Necromantic Team Painting Showcase (Grave Wardens)

No doubt like many players, I picked up the Shambling Undead team for Blood Bowl and realized I only needed 4 different players to turn them into a Necromantic team. So, that's just what I did, and so many of these you may have already seen on my Undead team,...continue reading

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Mollog’s Mob Painting Showcase for Warhammer Underworlds

Not too much to say for an intro other than I've finished painting my Mollog's Mob warband for Warhammer Underworlds. Mollog's Mob The warband was a lot of fun to paint. I played around with different colors, combos, and techniques. I think I bought more paint while working on this...continue reading

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Chronicles of Thor #9: Blood Bowl, Warhammer Underworlds & Life

Let's start off with some fun stuff. Blood Bowl The 4th Blood Bowl season at my FLGS has concluded. I did well in regular season going 6 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw with my Undead, the Cryptkickers. I made it through the playoffs to the final game against Benito's...continue reading

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Learn to Paint an Awesome Power Sword Step-by-Step (Brush Blending)

Whether you're trying to paint a power sword for Warhammer 40K, or a magical weapon for D&D the approach is really the same. So, I'll show you how to paint a cool, energy/magical looking weapon that will work on any type of blade, be it sword, axe, halberd, etc. This...continue reading

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Painting OSL (Object Source Lighting) for Your Miniatures [Tutorial]

OSL (object source lighting) is the process of painting a light effect on your miniature. The source of that light could be an object your miniature is holding, like a lamp, torch, or even magical flames. It could also be that the source of the light is not on the...continue reading

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How to Paint Lava Effects: Beginner & Advanced Techniques

At one point or another, we all find ourselves wanting/needing to paint lava for our miniatures. It's a great way to add a big visual impact to the basing of your miniatures, or to the miniature itself if it's a molten daemon, IE: Avatar of Khaine. So, today I want to show you how to go about painting your own lava. It's pretty simple to do and only requires a few paints. Painting Lava The basic principle you want to adhere to with lava is that it's brightest in the middle. The lava cools towards the sides where there's less...continue reading

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How to Paint Lava Effects for Miniatures (Beginner & Advanced Tutorials)

At one point or another, we all find ourselves wanting/needing to paint lava for our miniatures. It's a great way to add a big visual impact to the basing of your miniatures, or to the miniature itself if it's a molten daemon, IE: Avatar of Khaine. So, today I want...continue reading

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BP Laser Cut MDF Terrain Review: Multi-use Building

BP Laser, a Queensland based company, produces high quality, laser cut MDF terrain for use in tabletop wargames and they are serious about the quality of scenery that they sell. Their terrain fits really well with science fiction skirmish games like Infinity. It was only recently that I have finally got my hands on a set of scenery and am really impressed with it. My favourite feature of the Multi-Use Building is undeniably the roller doors that actually work! The Multi-Use Building makes use of “living hinge” to create the roller doors. This is a first for terrain makers! BP...continue reading

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Learn How to Paint Lightning Bolts on Your Miniatures (Tutorial)

Learning how to paint lighting on your miniatures is honestly a lot easier than you probably think it is. The thing I think people get bogged down with is painting realistic lightning. The fact is that lightning comes in so many different colors, patterns, strengths, etc., that you really can't paint it wrong. Any vision you have for your lightning is perfectly acceptable, I assure you. So, stick around, read on, and see how easy it is to paint lightning patterns on your miniatures. Lightning References As I said, the color variations for lightning are endless. Not to mention patterns....continue reading

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