Here’s something strange that I got to paint recently. The mini in the center is from Reaper’s Chronoscope range. Everything else is either kitbashed from my bitz box or sculpted from green/grey stuff. The midget mad scientist was a lot of fun. I used the same techniques on the face that I normally use. There ...

Tabletop Gaming News has just announced their 2009 Editor’s choice awards. The editors over at TGN tend to have rather good taste, so if there’s something on their list that you haven’t heard about, it is probably worth checking out. My favorite category is still the miniatures, where they’ve picked out a good number of ...

Working within a limited pallet 2

A little while ago I posted up a Calandra mini that I painted using only five pots of paint: There were a lot of things that I liked about painting this mini. Honestly, Calandra is ranking up with a lot of my favorite minis to date. I also loved working in the limited pallet- it ...

I don’t really get to paint Lord of the Rings stuff very often. Locally, no one really plays Lord of the Rings (although there has been a little buzz about the War of the Ring version). Painting the magma in the cracks of his skin was quite a bit of fun. I started out with ...

Forge World Praetorians

I recently got to work on a few Forge World tank kits for the Praetorians that I’ve been painting. That is, in addition to the characters featured on the left. The bright red coloring is a welcome change for Imperial Guard vehicles, and I was even a little surprised with how well the Valkyrie mini ...

Half and Half Space Marines

I’ve been commissioned to paint a lot of different Space Marine Chapters. I’ve never been surprised by that, since everyone knows that Marines are the very popular force. On the other hand, I have been a little surprised at how often I get commissions to do color schemes in the “half and half” style. Half ...

New forum with an interesting goal

Ok, there are gaming forums all over the place. It seems you can’t swing a google search without running amok of six or seven of them. So the opening of the new “…Here Be Dragons” forum wouldn’t be a big deal. But they are doing something different with their forum. Their mission statement looks a ...

Personal history and training as a painter

I’ve been asked to share my personal history and training as a minis painter from time to time, so I’ve decided to put the story here. It is just a little long for a forum post. I got into minis 16 or 17 years ago when I was eleven. I actually started out painting Monster ...

Full Space Hulk set 2

I recently finished a project to do the whole box of Space Hulk minis. These guys are the most dynamic terminators and Genestealers to come out of any Games Workshop line, and they’re really quite marvelous to paint. I painted the lightning arcs onto the power sword and thunder hammer by request of my client. ...

Table Top Gaming News Reader’s Choice Awards

Tabletop Gaming News is once again holding their annualYes, so go on over to Tabletopgamingnews.com and have a look at what we have to show from 20009. Go ahead and vote while you’re at it. Some of my highlights for the year have made their list. For example, their best fantasy miniatures contenders include Thagrosh ...