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Source Lighting

Source Lighting

This is a very useful technique for figuring out where to highlight or to paint source lighting.. If you want to know where to highlight a mini, or need to paint the light of a blazing fire on some armour or such, This is how you do it. First, Buy a sunlamp like this one. [...]

October 5th, 2010 | Posted in Painting | Read More »

Painting Red Chaos Warriors

Painting Red Chaos Warriors

Step1: this is the heavy step, basecoating the whole model. The boots and the fur on the back are painted Bestial Brown (try keeping the black undercoat in the recesses in the fur). The armour is painted with Mechrite Red and highlighted around the edges with Blood Red. I have used Chainmail for all the [...]

September 28th, 2010 | Posted in Painting | Read More »

Painting Red

Painting Red

Between my Wood Elves, Crimson Fists, and Khador armies I’ve painted a lot of red. I’ve tried many different techniques for painting it but recently I’ve settled on one that gives good results pretty quickly. Paints Used From left to right, GW Thraka Green Wash, GW Blazing Orange, GW Blood Red, GW Merchrite Red Foundation. [...]

August 12th, 2010 | Posted in Painting | Read More »

How to strip plastic and metal figures using cleaning products!

How to strip plastic and metal figures using cleaning products!

This guide will teach you how to remove and strip the paint from all of your old miniatures – plastic and metal. I’ve used this process on Games Workshop / Citadel miniatures in plastic, white metal and lead forms and it works great. You can soak plastics for as long as you like and they [...]

August 5th, 2010 | Posted in Painting | Read More »

CoolMiniOrNot Annual 2008

CoolMiniOrNot Annual 2008

The CoolMiniOrNot Annual is a 134 page full color, hard cover volume containing some of the best miniatures submitted to CoolMiniOrNot in 2008, printed in all their high resolution glory! Measuring 11.2″ x 8.5″ and about a half inch thick, this matt covered, foil stamped beauty showcases all the amazing talent the world has to [...]

July 17th, 2010 | Posted in Blog,Painting | Read More »

Painting with metallics

Painting with metallics

This new video tutorial from David, also know as DavidVC04 on the forums are teaching you how to paint with metallics. Painting with true metallics can be a headache. Overdo it, and it looks clumsy. Don’t add any tone, and it looks fake. This video demonstrates a paint scheme with simple dry brushing and washes. [...]

May 31st, 2010 | Posted in Painting | Read More »

Cutting Costs Part 1: Bottom of the Barrel Paints

Cutting Costs Part 1: Bottom of the Barrel Paints

Now the biggest expenditure a gamer has apart from the miniatures themselves is their paint collection. Lord knows many of us could field a 3000 point paint pot army if Games Workshop would just write the codex (Get on it Cavatore). Jokes aside it takes a lot of pretty colors to field an army and at $3.70 for a bit less than half an ounce of paint it can cost a lot to do an army right.

May 21st, 2010 | Posted in Painting | Read More »

Drybrushing Marines

Drybrushing Marines

There has been a bit of discussion over the value of using dry-brushing marines. I’ve recently painted a small swarm of Crimson Fist marines and also produced a step by step guide for my local independent using dry-brushing as the main shading technique. Here are some pictures of those models so you can judge for [...]

May 7th, 2010 | Posted in Blog,Painting,Warhammer40K | Read More »

Old One Eye

Old One Eye

Sorry about the down-time. Warpstorms stole my internets. It’s all good now, I called an electrician to run ethernet lines to the back of the house (wireless signal couldn’t penetrate walls, and wireless repeaters were unsuccessful). Anywho, on to business. I have 4 Carnifex kits that I stocked up on long before the new codex [...]

March 29th, 2010 | Posted in Blog,Painting,Warhammer40K | Read More »

Strip plastic and metal figures using cleaning products

Strip plastic and metal figures using cleaning products

This guide will teach you how to remove and strip the paint from all of your old miniatures – plastic and metal. I’ve used this process on Games Workshop / Citadel miniatures in plastic, white metal and lead forms and it works great. You can soak plastics for as long as you like and they [...]

March 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Blog,Painting | Read More »