Tutorial: Custom made Dice Tray

Here’s a neat idea! Never thought of making a dice tray before, but they definitely come in handy!

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You want a nice looking but cheap dice tray fitting your army or board game? Here you are:

What you need:

  • a picture frame with a 2cm border (about 1 inch), size 19cm x 23,5 cm or smaller [5 Euro)
  • a custom printed mousepad, you get it in nearly every printshop [9 Euro]
  • wood glue or super glue
  • a knife
  • a ruler
  • black primer

Backside

Remove the stand on the backside of the frame.

Inside

Remove the glas on the inside

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I primed the mdf on both sides black.

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And finally cut the Mousepad to a fitting size and glue it into the inside of the frame:)

Done!

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A Valuation of My Hobby Addiction

I’m not so sure I want to know mine, but this is interesting all the same!

The Emprahs Mighty Flowry Meadow

We’ve all had some of those: “OH GOD WHAT AM I DOING?!?!” moments, as you swipe the Visa for your latest plastic crack purchase, when you realize you could have had 12 footlong sandwiches for the same price.  Groceries, for a week.  Maybe as much as half the rent cheque…?

Perhaps my mother trained me too well, I’m built to scrutinize every single penny that leaves my account honestly.  Factored into said scrutiny however, is often the inevitability of the purchase, and AGONY factor of having to delay from such a purchase.  Ultimately, if I’ve pretty much decided I’m going to spend the money, I may as well stop fretting about it and pull the goddamn trigger.

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I’ve been working on the Rail Crew, all the live-long day…

While still on hiatus from Warmachine (although I did break out Rhyas for a Longest Night event last week in which I got to top table), I’ve been going full bore on knocking out my Ten Thunders crew members. The first up is Mei Fang’s Rail Crew:

"I've been working on the Rail Crew, all the live-long daaaaay!"
“I’ve been working on the Rail Crew, all the live-long daaaaay!”

I’ve always loved Mei Fang’s model and Railwalker is such a cool name for an ability (it’s even cooler in action in game).

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Games I Like – Frostgrave – Putting together an open campaign is a lot of work!

In addition to Malifaux and Infinity, Frostgrave is another game that’s caught our attention! Here’s a great warband and terrain!

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If you follow me on Facebook you’ve likely seen my real-time progress shots on Frostgrave, Osprey’s new Warband Adventure game, which I’ll be running an open Campaign for at the CoOp. I’m super-excited to get to play and I should have the bulk of the neccessary scenery for it done this weekend.

Here’s some progress shots of my Sigilist warband for those that haven’t seen them. They’re a mix of Reaper, Otherword and the new North Star Frostgrave Soldier plastic box!

The Warband so far

Treasure Hunter, Apprentice and Two Thugs

I’ve also been hard at work on terrain from a variety of sources. It will all be played on a Frontline Gaming Alpine FAT Mat.

Group ShotRuined Bridge

Table is starting to fill

Tower

Terraces

Group Shot

Lots more to come!

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Token Upgrade – UPDATE

Make your own Infinity tokens!

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Ok, as promised here is a quick update to upgrading your markers. First, here is a link to this page where you can print out your own markers…Infinity Marker Sheet


This is a great resource … printout your markers – cut them out – cool!

To add to the task of upgrading my tokens I picked up this nice little 1″ dia. die cutter.


The cutter works great – and after noticing that Corvus Belli places additional markers on the tabs of their packaging – I went to work on punching them out 😛.



-d

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Tutorial – White Marble

Fantastic tutorial here on how to paint Marble! Great idea for bases!

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I had a request to show how I did the marble on Alexis Polux’s shield, so I threw together a quick little tutorial. Hope you like!

I started off by undercoating the shield (and the rest of the model) chaos black I started off by undercoating the shield (and the rest of the model) chaos black

The next step was to airbrush Tamiya Flat White over the shield. This is done holding the airbrush from about a 45 degree angle above the shield, using the angle to keep the chaos black in the recesses to maintain the shadows The next step was to airbrush Tamiya Flat White over the shield. This is done holding the airbrush from about a 45 degree angle above the shield, angling the spray downwards. This should keep the chaos black in the recesses to maintain the shadows

Next, lines were painted across the shield using Nuln Oil. More thinned down Flat White was then airbrushed gently across the shield, dulling down the lines. Next, lines were painted across the shield using Nuln Oil. More thinned down Flat White was then airbrushed gently across the shield, dulling down the lines. As before, the airbrush was held at an angle to the shield to maintain the darker colors in the recesses.

Fresh lines were again applied using Nuln Oil, some over the original lines and some in fresh places across the shield. Again this was dulled down using the thinned down Flat White. This process was repeated several times, in order to add a feeling of depth to the marble. Fresh lines were again applied using Nuln Oil, some over the original lines and some in fresh…

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One Way at Orange – Or How to Paint Orange

A great tutorial on how to paint Orange!

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Here I am going to explain how I paint my orange/brown used on my Aleph miniatures from Corvus Belli’s Infinity range.

What you will need are:

-Awesome Miniature (Yes, it has to be awesome!)
-Paint Brush
-Paints (in this case: German Grey [Vallejo Model Color], Gorthor Brown [Games Workshop], Orange Brown [Vallejo Model Color] and Scrofulous Brown [Vallejo Game Color]

1) Base Coat

Orange 01

Apply the base coat to the areas of the model you wish to paint with Gorthor Brown. Do not fret on being messy (at least as long as this is one of the first colors you are applying…).

2) First Shade

Orange 02

Start painting the darkest regions on your brown parts of the model. I try to focus on lower parts or sections where light is minimal or near non existent. It is not an exact science (doesn’t mean it cannot be), but it gets the job done…

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Ruminations on the Protectorate and me…

Awhile ago, I decided to dive off the deep end and repaint my Menoth

…but that hasn’t quite come to fruition.  Why?  A variety of reasons really.  Not happy with the scheme or it’s execution were among the top because if I am going to dive off that cliff, I want to be 100% I like the end result.

But if I have to be honest with myself, the biggest reason is excitement. Or lack there of.

Prepare for a bit more text than usual….

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Hobby Tutorial: Quick and Cheap Homemade Wet Palette

I’ve been using a wet palette for a few years and I recommend them to anyone looking to get great results on their miniatures! Thin paints are key!

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When I started taking miniature painting seriously, I asked the good painters I saw what their number one recommendation is for someone to improve their painting. Invariably they said, “Thin your paints!” This is because not only does this make the paints go on smoother than if you used them straight from the pot, it reduces the appearance of brush strokes, and most importantly it takes advantage of the translucent quality of the acrylic paints we use as miniature painters; briefly what this means is that if you properly thin your paint the layer beneath your top layer will show through some where the top layer is thinner, giving you a smother blending of layers.

The addition of that simple technique to my painting arsenal stepped up my painting game immensely, but the one issue I ran into with working with thinned paints is that, like all paints, they gradually…

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But time you enjoy wasting, is not wasted time…

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