Khador Gun Carriage

Khador Gun Carriage
Well, I’ve painted up my first of the new war engines from Privateer Press, and I have it here to show off. Looking over the rules, I’m rather glad that a war engine isn’t really much different from a heavy warjack- and not an especially huge one at that. It would be easy to make ...

40K 6th Edition Rumors

40K 6th Edition Rumors
Ok, I’ve  been playing miniatures games for a long time, and I have to say, I didn’t believe it when I first heard the rumors of the changes in Warhammer 40,000’s third edition. And they were pretty incredible too.  Movement values were going to disappear entirely, and replaced by a normal 6″ movement, and a ...

News from Lock and Load

News from Lock and Load
So, Privateer Press had their very first Lock and Load con last weekend, and they used the time to make a number of interesting announcements: – Next year, they are going to start up a new science fiction line of miniatures called “Level 7.”  Absolutely no details were announced. I mean it, right now it ...

Privateer Press to release 2 player battle box

Privateer Press have recently announced that they’ll be releasing an entirely plastic 2 player starter box for Warmachine. First off, this is a really great deal for anyone who wants to start playing Warmachine- the $99 price tag includes two roughly 25 point forces, and buying everything separately would still land you with well over ...

Pre-orders available for Super Dungeon Explore

Ok, for those of you who haven’t seen Sodapop Miniature’s unique anime inspired ranges of miniatures, they provide a unique breath of fresh air to anyone interested in miniatures. When the guys at Sodapop first introduced the Super Dungeon Explore line to us at Gencon 2010, they promised a game to go with it. They ...

Painting Complex Skin Tones

Painting Complex Skin Tones
Human skin tones are one of those things that painters often have trouble with.  As with eyes or other aspects of humans, we spend so much time staring at them that we’ve become experts without knowing it.  When we see it simplified, we know. Human skin tones are very complex.  Just go have a look ...

Fairy Society makes minis too…

Fairy Society makes minis too...
Somehow, I have found that I really love painting these things that are not sold and packaged as minis. Technically, I did this before I own any minis (back when I was 10, I put some shabby paintjobs onto rubber Monster in my Pocket figure). But there’s a whole world of objects that aren’t quite ...

Iron Daemon Prince


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Iron Daemon Prince
I recently painted up this Iron Warriors Daemon Prince as part of a commission.  I decided that I really wanted to add a little flair to the mini as a whole- so to make it stand out on the battlefield he has a nice customized base. The base is simply green stuff over a normal ...

Smartmax is taking pre-orders for the Thirteenth Hour

  Ok, maybe I wasn’t keeping up, but I didn’t even know that Smartmax was interested in making games to go with their miniatures. They’ve been making such absolutely fantastic Victorian Horror minis that I just missed it entirely. One of the strangest things is that their whole line of miniatures is at 1/35 scale- ...

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 ...