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Masterclass Painting book from Angel Giraldez in 2015!

One of my favorite miniature painters (as in the models, he actually looks quite tall), and Infinity studio painter Angel Giraldez is coming out with a Masterclass how-to book in 2015!

It’ll be a limited run of 5000 copies, so you can rest assured that I’ll be preordering this one!

Check out the announcement here!

Check out his blog here and his facebook page here.

Deadzone – Rebs Painting Guide!

Here’s a GREAT painting guide that you could easily translate to any model! Check it out!

DeathWatch Studios

Rebs-4

Here’s a guide as to how I panted up my Rebs Force.

The first thing to say is there were a few basic colours that stayed the same throughout the force; the armour, blacks, reds, metals and leather. So here’s a rundown of how those colours were achieved:

Armour

Armour: The armour was painted in the same fashion as my Deadzone terrain. Take a look HERE to see how that was acheived.

Black

Blacks: Basecoat with Abaddon Black

Highlight of Mechanicus Standard Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise focussing on the top edge of the folds and raised areas

Highlight of Codex Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise

Fine Highlight of Fortress Grey with a touch of Hawk Turquoise

Was of Nuln oil mixed with a bit of Lahmian Medium

Reds

Reds: Over the Khorne Red base:

Layer of Mephiston Red leaving the recesses the original colour

Highlight of Evil Sun Scarlet

Highlight…

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Introducing Paint the Target in 2014! Enter Now!

It’s officially 2014, and that means resolutions.

Many a hobbyist starts the year, bright eyed and eager to attack that backlog of projects that continuously seems to build and  build until it finally consumes them and their loved ones.

NAY I SAY TO THEE IN 2014!  We shall fight back against the  rising tide of metal and plastic!

For 2014, I’d like to bring back arguably one of my favorite monthly features of the (now defunct) Lost Hemisphere blog: PAINT THE TARGET!

Stop making those lofty New Year Resolutions and Paint pledges you can’t keep.  Let’s take it chunk by chunk!

RULES: At the beginning of each month, I give you a target (for instance, paint a model with a ranged attack), you paint said target.  Email me pics by the end of the month and I’ll make a big gallery for all to see.  Random prize draws may also be had every once in awhile.  I’ll have to check my coffers first though…

Although my readership is mostly Warmachine/Hordes related, I’m opening this up to any game.  Bring on those Infinity, Malifaux, or 40K models as well!

JANUARY CHALLENGE:

I do believe Cryx-mas has recently come and gone…For the first challenge, an easy one:

Paint a model you received as a gift over this past holiday.

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(This last bit I’m cribbing from LH)  

Email your submissions to miniarmyhugetimesink [at] gmail [dot] com.  Be sure to specify your online name so that I can credit you accordingly. Please get me submissions by January 30th. Note that this is a hard deadline – if I don’t get your submission in time, I’m sorry but it won’t be included in the post. No exceptions without bribery.

[Tutorial] How to re-color miniatures or do test schemes in Photoshop (and GIMP)

[EDIT: He also just added instructions for GIMP!]

Picking color schemes can be one of the most daunting aspects of painting miniatures.  Many of us don’t want to sink in the time only to have to redo everything if we don’t like it.  If only there was a way to preview paint schemes quickly and easily (and en masse) before ever putting paint brush to model…

Over at Level 12 Paladin, he’s put together a great guide for accomplishing just that in Photoshop.

Check it out here!

A weekend learning to paint with Meg Maples…

Group shot of the Nemii!
Great scott! A group shot of the Nemos!

This weekend I was fortunate enough to attend a special 2 day painting class hosted by none other than Privateer Press studio painter, Meg Maples.  I’ve mentioned this class before and I was extremely excited to attend.  I do want to be good at Warmachine (ha!), but having great painted models that cause people to ooh and aah, is a bigger concern of mine I think.  So I was more than happy to jump at the chance to learn any kind of tips or tricks I can, even if it meant facing my dreaded enemy…blending.

Now I have some great pictures courtesy of PG_CrashDummy and am happy to present them to you.

But first, did you guess which one was mine?  Read on to find out…

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