Dreadnought in Silvers

Dreadnought in Silvers
Just a little while ago, I got a chance to paint up a dreadnought for the Grey Knights. Doing a mini in that much metal can be tricky- especially something like a dreadnought that needs to have two different types of silver to distinguish the machine workings from the armor.  Even when you can make ...

Get yourself some Crawling Chaos

Get yourself some Crawling Chaos
Privateer Press posted up their preview of the Legion of Everblight’s future battle engine.  They’re calling it the Throne of Everblight. I think I might call it “the Crawling Chaos of Everblight.”  It might be that I’m in the middle of playing Cthulhu Saves the World, but there just seems to be something Lovecraftian about ...

More Hazard Stripes

More Hazard Stripes
Here’s a mini that I stopped working on for a while.  I got him about halfway finished, then got distracted with other projects. Oh, other projects.  Always the bane of the miniatures painter.  Can’t you hear them calling to you right now? Anyway, I got back to this guy and finally finished him off.  Overall, ...

Wyrd releases Censored Arcanist Propaganda

Wyrd releases Censored Arcanist Propaganda
The guys over at Wyrd Miniatures have just put out a few cool PDF documents. The first one is the Malifaux rules manual.  That’s not surprising, they had promised to make the rules manual available online.  They also told us that it was not going to have all of the fine artwork and examples of ...

Basic Techniques for beginner painters

Over the years, I’ve taught a number of people to paint starting from scratch.  It is always fun to watch someone learn a technique and be able to make their minis pop with it.  And the truth is, the basic techniques are very simple, and almost everything else a painter does stems from one of ...

Reaper does Savage Worlds

Reaper miniatures has had a lot of news lately.  Their latest grand announcement is that they’ll be producing miniatures for the Deadlands RPG setting. If you don’t know Pinnacle Entertainment’s award winning setting or the Savage Worlds game system, you might want to check it out.  A mix of gothic fantasy and old west, Deadlands ...

Here Come the Pigs!

Here Come the Pigs!
Ok, so the Farrow minis from Privateer Press have been available for a while, but up until now, very few had been painted by me.  Well, I recently finished a commission where I got to paint a whole horde of crazy pigs, and I’m ready to share them with you. Of course, the greatest of ...

Wamp hosts painting contests

The Wamp forums is currently hosting two painting competitions for two very high quality manufacturers. The first one is for Studio McVey.  And if you haven’t seen the brilliance of their resin miniatures line, please go check it out.  Really, you owe yourself that much at least.  It looks like Mike McVey will be judging ...

Reaper Releases Lunch Boxes!

Ok, maybe they aren’t just lunch boxes, but now if you buy any reaper box set, they’ll come in their very own egg-crate filled carrying case . Basically, they’re gun cases with pretty pictures of minis on the front.  But you’ve got to admit, they make pretty good lunch boxes.  I mean, when I was ...

How’s Wyrd?

Wyrd miniatures has earned their reputation for great miniatures.  Sure, they have stiff competition for the best minis out there, but they have earned a place as one of the very top producer of fine miniatures for the painter. Then they decided to make a game to go with their rules, which is an interesting ...