Tectonic Craft Studios, Guildball terrain review
Guildball
If you’ve ever gone to a wargaming convention in the Midwest, than chances are that you’ve seen a table full of MDF accessories and a man with stylish hair. Tectonic Craft Studios is the terrain company and the man with stylish hair is Archy Dan. I don’t have Dan’s travel log but he’s basically the Carmen Sandiego of vendors; some …
Warcolours pigment wash
Painting
I think its safe to say every miniature painter is familiar with washes. Washes are one of the first techniques a hobbyist learns when painting miniatures because it is quick and easy. Washes fill in the crevices and textures on a model and create contrast by darkening in those recesses. Today, I want to share with you a different type …
Airbrush basics and how to get going with one
Painting
News: Before we get started, a quick announcement.  I’ve recently become a contributing blogger at www.midwestwargaming.com, a group based in Iowa City.  For an international community, that’s pretty local for me, being in Omaha, and I’m happy to join these guys. For you MWWG followers that are seeing me here for the first time, a little bit about me.  I’ve …
Review of GreenstuffWorld Textured Rolling Pins
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I first saw these textured rolling pins last year on the prize support table during MuseOnMinis Wargaming Convention. GreenStuffWorld donated a bunch of stuff for prize support and these glass cylinders were part of their donation. They look unlike any other wargaming accessory I’ve ever seen before; I wasn’t sure if they were supposed to help my bases look cool or if they were going …
Tutorial: Painting a Galaxy Cloak
Horus Heresy
Painting a galaxy cloak, or night sky, is something I have been wanting to do for awhile now, but never thought I could achieve with decent results. I put this mental block up around this technique by telling myself “You aren’t quite there yet as a painter,” but the truth is you can’t make progress as a painter unless you …
Interview with Kat Martin, GenCon2016 P3 Grandmaster Painter
Painting
For those unfortunate Warmachine players, like myself, who were unable to attend GenCon2016, the internet was the next best thing. I poured through twitter feeds looking for updates and cheered for each champion like I would cheer for an Olympian representing my country. Jake Van Meter won the Iron Gauntlet with Legion and Ryan McDermot took down Masters with Khador. …
Alpharion’s Hobby Review – Fallout Hobbies
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I figured I would break away from the usual and do a bit of reviewing of the instruments and tools I have come across while enjoying this hobby. My goal with this series of articles is to show you both the pro’s and con’s of each product, and why I like or dislike it. This first review features Fallout Hobbies, …
Generosity among Wargamers
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  I think the Wargaming community is way better than most other hobby communities. Sure, we have our problems too, but in the last month I’ve had so many positive encounters with different wargamers and companies that I think you’ll agree we are pretty awesome. If you follow our Facebook  then you’ve probably seen me promoting Muse on Minis  Wargaming convention. I ran the …
DIY Guild Ball mat
Guildball
Guildball mats have been difficult to come by lately. All my local retailers are on month-long delays so I decided to make my own pitch! Step one: Go to your nearest hobby supply store or fabric store (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, JoAnne’s fabrics, etc.,) and purchase a bolt of green felt, a stencil for a 2″ circle and some fabric tape. In …
Using a nail polish rack for vallejo bottles and metallic bits
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I have been using nail polish racks to sort my paints for a while. I use mostly three brands of paint: Vallejo, scale75 and Privateer Press (P3). My OCD has forced me to actually move all the P3 paints onto Vallejo bottles: That’s how my smaller rack, with all the P3 paints, looks. However, this post is not about that, …