Saturday, December 31, 2011

Smooth-On Mold Making Kit Review on YouTube

YouTube's dungeonmastermark (not me) has a new video review of the Smooth-On Mold Making Kit.  Enjoy it here!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Witchfate Tor and More

YouTube's dreamspiritwar has a great video highlighting the Games Workshop Witchfate Tor including a custom base for the model. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hot Wire Foam Rocky Mountains from Lizard Landscapes

YouTube's LizardLandscapes has a very nice new video on YouTube showing the process of fashioning some foam into a mountain range.  Check it out!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Terrainaholic "Apocolypse Gaming Table - Arctic Wasteland"

While I was digging through YouTube's excellent videos by Terrainaholic the other day, I ran across his "Apocolypse Gaming Table Space Marines and Tau vs Necrons in Arctic Wasteland" vid and I thought it might be a perfect wintertime holiday offering.  So, Enjoy!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Terrainaholic "Have Fun Collectables" Marathon (2009)

A couple of years ago, terrainaholic did a series of videos showing his 24 hour build of a table for his friend John at Have Fun Collectibles in Galesburg, IL.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Squidgybridge Miscellany

There's a few new videos from YouTube's squidgybridge that I thought were all useful but ould share a blog post here since they are also short.  Enjoy!

Monday, December 19, 2011

WotC VT Testing

I'm not sure how many have already discovered this yet but if you don't have a DDI account with WotC but you have a friend who has a DDI account with WotC then you might be able to get in on testing the new VT by getting that friend to include you in one of their ten codes.  More info here!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Orboros vs Trollbloods Terrain

YouTube's bluetablepainting uploaded a video to recap their in-house Orboros vs Trollbloods tourney game but while watching it I was intrigued by the simple and effective terrain pieces they had on the table.  It's basicaly chucks of styrofoam with some runes carved in, and cut corners, painted as rocks and piled high on top of irregularly shaped foamcore board bases then sprinkled liberally with flocking (add some lichen to taste).  A few have some gnarled tree trunks.  Pause the video from time to time and check out how easy it would be to make some of the set pieces they have in use.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Terrain Guy "Flames of War - Scenery Supply Unbox"

Some excellent videos on the Flames of War scenery can be found on theterrainguy's YouTube channel.  It's a four part series.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Warmonger Vblog Infinity Nomads" Video

There are some very nice minis, quite detailed, in the Infinity Nomads set report from Warmonger.  Check out a few in the video blog.  It includes some very good painting tips!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Plastic Model Paint Stripping Video

One of the regular questions I hear newer minis painters ask one another, perhaps due to not being satisfied with their early efforts, has to do with stripping paint off of figures.  Lucky for us, YouTube's squidgybridge put out a video on the subject in October and has just added a follow up with a "second look."  The products mentioned in the videos are mostly UK brands but one I have had luck with here in the States is Simple Green, in which I soak the minis overnight and then use a soft plastic bristle brush, like a toothbrush, to remove whatever loosened paint hasn't just floated free of the figure.  As he mentions in the video, Pine Sol works well and unlike Simple Green, seems to have more re-usability, but I have yet to try that personally.  Enjoy!

Friday, December 9, 2011

"Reaper Minis TV 085 - Contest and Reviews of New Releases"

On the YouTube channel ReaperMinisTV you'll find their latest video which discusses a contest being run on whereby if you enter before December 27th, you are eligible for a random drawing.  If you win, Reaper Minis will design your character as a miniature.  Very nice, indeed.  Also, they show off a new tree ornament featuring their mascot Sophie.  They've also added some figs to their Nativity Scene line, some new Pathfinder minis, and a new Intergalactic Marine for the Malifaux line.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Terrainaholic "1st Star Wars Battle Report Videos"

"It is on!" begins terrainaholic as he reveals in video form his series "1st Star Wars Battle Report."  Enjoy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

"Let's Cut Foam" Update!

Carlo of YouTube's Let's Cut Foam (Their blog is here) has an update on their YouTube channel situation and some edited videos which include diagrams and more consistent information of the usage of tools for foam cutting processes.  Check it out!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Terrainaholic "Lizard man port city"

You've got to check out the excellent work terrainanolic has done on his Lizard man port city.  It's lizardlicious!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

"How to Make a D&D Passage Way" from bensrpgpile2

YouTube's bensrpgpile2 posted a video last January that I just discovered that makes excellent use of Hirst Arts molds to construct modular hallway pieces with a bit more flavor than normal.  Check it out!