Miniature Hobby


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 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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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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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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Learning to Paint Freehand on Miniatures is Really Easy (Tutorial)

Painting freehand on miniatures is one of those things that scares painters. People think it's a lot harder to do than it really is. So, today I want to break that stigma and show you just how easily you can learn to paint freehand! I have three levels to take you through: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. You'll learn the basics of using shapes for your freehand, as well as some blending work to create more advanced results. As always, this is meant to guide you and help you learn. I want to give you the confidence you need so you...continue reading

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