Classic games can be great

I first got into miniatures gaming in the early ’90s with the Milton Bradley/Games Workshop joint project Space Crusade. Overall, I think the game worked rather well. Three Marine players would board a drifting space hulk infested by an odd mix of Orks, Chaos Space Marines, Genestealers and the Necrons’ great grandfather. We never could ...

The wonders of Scale Creep

Have you ever gotten out some of those older minis and set them next to a newer one? Some of the older miniatures lines have been around for a while and gone through some big changes. Once upon a time, 25mm was the standard size. You’ll still find some older Sandra Garrity minis in 25mm ...

It is a good day for crazy minis

Well, today we’ve just had some news about some outstanding upcoming miniatures. Man, sometimes these just make me so excited. The first one is from Kingdom Death and he’s called the Gorm. He’s a rather large, fully resin miniature who is creepy as all hell and just opened up for pre-orders. He’s also Kingdom Death’s ...

Praetorian Shadowsword 2

Following the same basic pattern I used in painting the Paetorian Stormlord, I used quite a few known techniques when approaching this Shadowsword. I think my favorite part of painting this tank was the freehand I did on the side. This time, rather than a fire breathing lion, I painted on a snarling saber-toothed lion ...

Lord Carver concept art

So, a little while ago, I posted that Alliance Distribution had given us confirmation on a new Hordes faction- the Farrow. At that point, all the solid info that we had were the names of the different characters (a new Minion Warlock named Lord Carver doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s a Farrow). He was coming ...

Ok, this guy needed to be mentioned. He’s our first large base non-epic warlock for any Hordes faction, and he’s quite the mammoth. I mean, he looks like he might have started out with a small base and worked his way up. This is Dominar Rasheth- the only Skorne too lazy to walk onto the ...

Well, I’m not seeing something like that again 2

With being a professional miniatures painter, I often get commissions for the most popular forces. That has never bothered me- rather I often get excited to paint the same minis in different ways (even the wiggle room within a single Space Marine chapter are pretty big). Anyway, every once in a while I get something ...

Hollywood is a funny business…

So, before we go anywhere with this, have you heard about the upcomming Monsterpocalypse film? You haven’t? Well, I suppose you could go check out that Deadline New York article.Ok, so you’re done. So what do we know about this film? Well, from that article, I gleaned that it most likely won’t be happening at ...

New 30mm Star Wars minis

Back when I first started painting miniatures, there were some Star Wars minis I picked up. I thought that was a great idea, I loved Star Wars and there was just no reason why minis of those characters couldn’t work. Now, that line of minis wasn’t great quality- all of my storm troopers helmets were ...

Exploring techniques

I often look at the work of other painters to learn new techniques- and online there are hundreds of tutorials for every level of painter to be found. Once upon a time, I was most excited about tutorials that would give me strong color recipes. I wanted to make my minis look exactly like the ...