Tag Archives: Tutorials

Video Tip: Glue Stick Handle For Securing Miniatures While Painting

There are many inventive ways to secure a miniature while painting.  Some like to bond the mini to a piece of cardboard while others buy specialty stands to do the trick.  A few years ago, I noticed a pile of … Continue reading

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Comparison: Dark Vengeance vs Assault on Black Reach

Assault on Black Reach (ABR) has been with us for over four years.  ABR was released around the same time the 5th edition ruleset landed in July 2008.  Replacing Battle for Macragge (BM), ABR was a god-send for new players … Continue reading

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Reaper Bones Flex Test

The Bones line from Reaper has been in the news quite a bit lately since they blew out a ton of minis for a fantastic price during their Kickstarter campaign.  Their Kickstarter campaign was wildly successful, which sparked a lot … Continue reading

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Games Workshop Vs Inflation: The True Numbers Behind The Price Increases

Games Workshop get a lot of grief from fans for their seemingly annual price increases.  With all the good news coming out lately—the sixth edition rule set and the upcoming boxed sets—its been easy to forget about the disappointing news … Continue reading

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Warhammer 40k Sixth Edition Rules Are Here!

News have been pretty bleak over the last few months with the excitement of the new Space Wolves miniatures wearing thin, but, as our timeline suggested, the sixth edition rule set dropped recently to much praise.  One of the main … Continue reading

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Project: Imperial Fists Captain Lysander and Space Marines Post #4 (SM Base Coat)

Properly base coating a miniature is one of the most important steps to insuring good results.  A spotty base coat will ruin the model no matter how well shaded or highlighted the rest of the model is.  Today, we will … Continue reading

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Project: Imperial Fists Captain Lysander and Space Marines Post #3 (SM Primer Coat and Metal Discussion)

Today, we will focus on doing the final cleaning of the Space Marines and we’ll lay down a nice black coat to give the base coat both depth and something to bite on to.  We’ll also check in with Captain … Continue reading

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Project: Imperial Fists Captain Lysander and Space Marines Post #2 (Assembly)

The first step in any miniature project is to inspect the figures, clean them up, and start the assembly.  An old adage that painters come to know states that preparation is half the battle.  Miniatures are a little different because … Continue reading

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Project: Imperial Fists Captain Lysander and Space Marines Post #1 (Getting Started)

I’ve been keeping up with the miniature scene, but have been away from my studio for the past two years, so I haven’t been able to paint, model, or add much to the site.  I finally broke down and decided … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Stripping Paint from Miniatures (Multiple Ways)

We recently had a question from a viewer about switching paint schemes.  The user was apprehensive of changing his paint scheme even though he wasn’t entirely satisfied with the choice.  It can be disappointing to spend so much time on … Continue reading

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Warhammer 40k Brush Guide

Painting Warhammer 40k miniatures can be a very fun and relaxing activity.  While the table top game can be very competitive, the painting sessions are mostly an independent activity that are rewarding on a personal level.  There are many techniques … Continue reading

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Essential Warhammer 40k Workshop Accessories

There is more to assembling Warhammer miniatures than having paints and models.  To even make a table top quality figure requires many tools.  Some tools are essential while others make the process of assembling and painting more enjoyable.  In this … Continue reading

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Warhammer 40k Paint Purchasing Guide

Paint Purchasing Guide Enjoying a Warhammer 40k project usually must include two things: mini-figs and paints. For a beginner, it can be tough to know exactly what paints to buy or even what brand to go with.  A lot of … Continue reading

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Must Read Tips for Painting Warhammer Miniatures

Tips for Everyone On the surface, painting miniatures looks to be as easy as buying paints and supplies, obtaining some miniatures, laying out a workspace, and applying the paint.  It is this simple to get paint on a miniature, but … Continue reading

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First Attempt At Dipping Orks

I’ve got some Orks from the Black Reach set sitting around and I’ve been wanting to get them on the table but haven’t had the time to dedicate to all the shading that is involved with painting Orks.  I’ve seen … Continue reading

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