Colette Du Bois Crew

Colette Du Bois Crew
Here is a Malifaux crew that I painted recently.  I used some rather bright colors on this crew, so it was important to line all of the areas to keep the minis looking crisp. For the stockings on Collete Du Bois and Cassandra, I decided that harlequin diamonds would be pretty appropriate.  When I went ...

Cake Topper craziness

Cake Topper craziness
Ok, those of you who follow this blog quite a bit will know that I make cake toppers for people- and most of the ones I make are zombies or zombie fighters. I mean, nothing says we’re in it for the long haul like “I’ll fight off a horde of zombies with you.” I usually ...

Lining your minis to make them ‘pop’

Lining your minis to make them 'pop'
When I first started painting (many moons ago) I learned of a technique called black lining. Basically, when you have two light colors right next to one another, the boundary between them tends to get lost, and the mini looses crispness. So, back then, the plan was to put a thin black line between the ...

Super Dungeon Pre-orders are up

Super Dungeon Pre-orders are up
Although a lot of people had the opportunity to pre-order their copies of Super Dungeon Explore at Gencon and Pax, there are many more people who either don’t go to the cons, or didn’t pre-order there. Finally, Sodapop Miniatures have opened up for general pre-orders. And if you did not attend the cons, this will ...

Coolmini Space Marine competition

Ok, Cool Mini or Not hosts a lot of painting competitions.  I generally think of Coolmini’s site as a painting competition that’s always open.  But it doesn’t have any declared winner.  (If it did, it would be Fabrizio Russo… and well earned). When Coolmini does prize supported competitions, usually you have to buy a specific ...

Sergeant Lorenzo

Sergeant Lorenzo
Here’s a mini that I painted recently for my own Space Hulk set. For the colors, I went with a dark magenta rather than the cadmium red that I normally associate with the Blood Angels.  I mostly did this to have a big change from the Space Hulk sets that I’ve painted for commission. After ...

Sedition Wars rules are up

Sedition Wars rules are up
For those of you who stopped by the Coolmini or Not booth at Gencon, you will probably have seen Mike McVey demoing his new game. For those of you who don’t know, Mike has been in the business of miniatures for a long time- his resume includes quite a bit of time leading GW’s ‘Eavy ...

Dark Harlequins with a splash of florescence

Dark Harlequins with a splash of florescence
So, a little while ago, I received a commission to match some harlequins to an existing Dark Eldar force.  My client, in this case, was very specific about the colors- mostly they would be in black and white, but they were each to have one bright color on them (selected from one of the bright ...

Wyrd at Gencon

Wyrd at Gencon
Wyrd miniatures had a few nice things going for them at this past Gencon- they were revealing a new board game based on their Malifaux setting, and some pretty impressive new items for their rather successful Malifaux line. First off, lets talk about Puppet Wars.  Malifaux players will recognize all of the minis as voodoo ...

Sodapop is doing some great work

Sodapop is doing some great work
Ok, I’ve been home from Gencon for a week, and everything that I now am ready to post is probably old news- especially with the speed of the internet. Still, I do want to talk about some of the very exciting things that I got to see at the con.  So, we’ll start out with ...