Tag Archives: Cool Stuff

Tip: Preventing Paint Chipping

I was asked a week or two ago about preventing paint chipping and figured it might be worth a quick note here, in case others out there are having issues. The two points below should help greatly r…

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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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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!

Guerrilla Miniature Games

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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Tutorial – White Marble

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

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Polux4Hey all

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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[Cool Stuff] Convergence of Extraordinary Mechanical Gentlemen

I haven’t been on the Privateer Press Forums in months, but today decided to pop back in for a bit.  The parts I hate are even worse now. Blech.

But my fave subforum, the Painting and Modeling section is still pretty good.  Case in point, check out this thread.  The genteel thing has been done before (Faultie’s Gatorfolk come to mind as one of the best examples), but it wasn’t until I came to this picture that my interest was fully piqued:

“Good day Madam, might you spare a few moments for the Maiden of Gears?”

A geniune LOL was had.  Check out the thread.

[How to] Foamcore Terrain, courtesy of Combo Smite!

 

Foamcore terrain

The folks over at COMBO SMITE has some really sweet foamcore building plans available for your table!

I got the materials to build these over the weekend, so be on the lookout for some pics when I can finally muster up some time to actually do it.  These are perfect for Infinity (the game I’m currently crushing on as you know) and probably even Malifaux (another game I wish I could play more of).

Check them out!

 

Privateer Press Pins!

Sigh...I'll take two...
Sigh…I’ll take two…

If you’ve been following Privateer Press’ Insider newsletter, then you are probably aware of pins that they are going to start having for convention exclusives.

Now I don’t really understand the whole pin collecting craze thing (I’m also not a big knick-knack collector in general), but I’d be lying to you if told you I wasn’t going to get a Kreoss or Crusader pin (and a Rhyas if they ever make one) for my gaming bag.

Check out their just launched Pins site here, and be on the look out come June 2014!

Creating a Custom Caster for Feat of Service!

Come June 7th, our club is going to have its first annual Feat of Service custom caster/spell draft charity event, all to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.

You can check out the full rules and what not for the event here, but the coordinator of the event asked a couple of us bloggers to write about our drafting experience and thought process while coming up with the caster we’d be fielding.

I’m one to play things more “in the spirit of” the events, so this isn’t going to be an exercise in how I can game the system to produce the most ball-breaking, busted, broken caster possible.   That’s not really fun to me (or opponents I’m sure).

Let’s see what I came up with!

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The Emperors Legions Horus Heresy Tournament – Wash up

I know I don’t typically post a lot about Warhammer, but these models! And terrain! WOWZA!!

The Painting Bunker

Hello everyone!

Its been ages since my last post and I’ve been anxiously wanting to put this post up for some time.  However due to life etc I’ve not had the time.

Let me assure you, it’ll be well worth your wait.  You’re all in for a very special treat today, the wash up of my 30k Horus Heresy comp that I ran at the beginning of March.  The Emperors Legions.

So a little bit of back ground.  I’ve wanted to run a comp for quite some time, however for many reasons I haven’t.  Mostly due to terrain.  Also, the main reason is I want to run an event.  As some of you reading this know, I’ve been playing 40k since 1st ed, waaaaayyyy back in the late 80’s, early 90’s.  Let me assure you when I say I’ve been to my fair share of comps.  I’ve seen…

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