Welcome to Librarium Online!
Believe it or not, I actually started this site in 1995, retired from the hobby a while ago, and have since rediscovered it when my sons started pulling my miniatures out and started playing with them.
In any case, I'm in the process of converting my crappy old frames-based HTML to PHP, updating pictures, and adding new guides. The intended audience is new gamers or people who are looking to paint faster. With a pair of 5-year olds, my painting time is limited and frankly, they don't care if something is tabletop quality or Golden Demon material .... so, yep, you guessed it. I'm going for tabletop quality.
Any feedback, comments, requests, or suggestions are welcome and appreciated
Painting Miniatures - The Easy Guide for People With No Time
Had a quick browse through the website - It's pretty decent. Nice and simple to navigate, some quite useful tips there.
I did notice in the 'preparation' section (I think that's what is was called) the text talks about clipping off the excess bits of lead on your models. Lead isn't used any more, is it? Everyone's going pewter or plastic. Just something I noticed that could perhaps do with an update.
Seeing as you asked for suggestions, may I humbly put one forward?
One thing that's always bothered me in this hobby is all there people that say you can use this product, or that product, but if they're in America or in Europe then the particular item they're discussing may not be available wherever the reader happens to be reading from (does that make sense...?)
Anyway, perhaps a separate page with a list of useful products and the places (even as general as which country) they're available in. With perhaps suggested substitutes for other countries.
Urgh. I don't think I've explained that very well. Maybe this will help...
Product Availability Substitute
Citadel Paint Everywhere Not applicable
Uncle Sam Paint America Europe - Joe's paint; Africa - Bob's paint, etcetera.
So I'm making up the brand names, but I think that explains the idea fairly well...
Not sure how you'd go about this, though, given that you wouldn't really be able to test products from other countries yourself...
Thanks for the comments. For most of the old timers, lead is probably just a generic term for figures, though you're right in terms of all the new plastics that are out.
Region specific references is a toughy, though I've run into the same issue, where I find a great tutorial, but they reference products I can't find anywhere.
Plenty of manufacturers still use lead based pewter; it is a superior medium after all.
Some stuff on the site needs updating to better reflect the modern world but I would imagine that your site would be of some use to many.
Up, up and away!
Updating the site is a work in progress. Polly S, my paint of choice is no longer readily available so all of my "how to" write ups reference paints no one can find. It'll get there eventually.
Site looks good. Nice and clean. I myself just went over to a blog format as I found I just didn't have time to update my own site any more. I found Wordpress to be pretty decent and so far it is doing everything I want it to do... now I just need to upload the pictures and I can do the rest very easy....
I wouldn't bother with a "comparitive" product scenario. After all how can one really put the research in to know what is available in what country?
I look forward to digging around your site further.
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