Hello again and welcome to another quick tutorial, this time on stippling. Stippling is a great technique for transitioning colours with a brush, in a similar way to an airbrush and also allows you to convey rougher textures to your minis.
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Top 5 tips for Hobbying with a Family
Many of us are trying to balance our hobby time with the pressures of real world life. One of the biggest pressures, for me anyway, is finding time to paint and play while also looking after two little girls with my wife. Having hobby time is important though, it keeps me connected to the community and it gives me a way of unwinding from the day of screaming and nappy changes. So here are my 5 top tips on how to get some painting time in.
How To Paint Pustules and Boils
Lovely title here to discuss a quick way of painting the featuring boils that adorne our models. It’s moments like this you begin to realise how bizarrely fantastic our hobby can be at times. Anyway on with the show and as always when looking at how best to paint something the easiest way is to observe how it looks in reality. Now you may have your own fine collection of scabby blisters or have child covered in the pox from which to draw inspiration but otherwise it may on reflection be a bit tricky to follow this rule in this situation. People tend to get quite upset if you stare at their scabby bits and i wouldnt advise you taking a stroll through your local infectious diseases ward. However inspiration is but a quick google search away and use of online resources like the wonderful DermnetNZ can provide for all your colourful pox picture needs (please don’t use to self diagnose or if of a hypercondriachal disposition!) (lol Ed).
Age of Sigmar Skirmish – First Thoughts
Hi Folks, John here.
A while ago I had mentioned that I was looking forward to the release of Games Workshop’s Age of Sigmar Skirmish rules. Well lo and behold it arrived this weekend so thought I’d take a quick peak.
How To Paint Corroded Metal.
Painting metals can be tricky at the best of times but there are two main techniques; non metallic metals (NMM) or true metallic metals (TMM) and it is the latter I will look at quickly today.
Homebrew – Big Beasties of the Underhive
“Spasms of pain reverberated up and down his spine and jolted his consciousness back into being. Memories flooded into view drowning him in images. There had been an explosion, a bright white ball of light and pressure that had blown him off his feet and into the sprawling wreckage of the promethium factory.
How to Make Wires & Spider Cultist!
So I had planned to have a look at painting terrain from the shadow wars box set. However I became distracted after seeing other people convert this characterful piece. My idea was to raid my bits box and convert it into a wandering monster (Spider Cultist – Ed.) for some more narrative scenarios. So this creature was born…
How to Paint Lightning Effects on Power Swords
So I’ve mentioned before I’ve started an Admech army for Warhammer 40K. Choosing this army for my main force was easy. The minis are first rate and rich background of engineers at the pinnacle of human endeavor cast back to superstitious religious zealots has really grabbed me. The difficult part was working out how to paint them.
The Hobby Corner
So Jimmi has very kindly invited me to do a few posts on things related to this amazing hobby. First an introduction of sorts, my name is John, but I tend to go by the name Randalthor on most hobby sites after falling in love with the world Robert Jordan created in his Wheel of Time series.