Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Citidel Miniatures Finecast Line

Since the release of Games Workshop's Citadel Finecast line of products early last year, I have heard conjecture on the various reasons why, some claiming it is a money grab with less expensive materials but most recognizing the excellent detail that can be had using this process.  I also stumbled across a YouTube video on MiniwargamerJ's channel about his experience last August when finding that one of his orders included a miscast figure.  Check it out!

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Duke of Wellington's Army in Miniature

There's a wonderful video on YouTube that someone pointed out to me showing a table set up with 25,000 1/72 miniatures depicting two and a half divisions of Napolionic figures, The Duke of Wellington's army presented by Bob Fraser.  Marvel!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Peter Cushing's Wargaming

Someone pointed out this video to me and while I had known of Peter Cushing's hobby gaming, I hadn't seen this before.  Very cool!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pogre's Painting Miniatures Guide EN World Thread

For about the last half decade EN Worlder Pogre has been maintaining a thread with links to many excellent painting tutorials.  It covers all of the basics and many advanced techniques for the skilled miniatures painter.  Bookmark it here!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hirst Arts "How to build a Wiz War game board" and More

I'm a big fan of the old Tom Jolly game Wiz-War, and I am glad to see that Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with a revamped version of it this year, but if you want a very cool way to make a set for yourself that stands out on the game table, check out what Hirst Arts suggests you do here!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Plaster Mold Casting

YouTube's wwwdungeonmastermark has posted a video on plaster casting for Hirst Arts molds.  Check it out here!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Water Effects from Dreamspiritwar on YouTube

YouTube's dreamspiritwar brings us another installment of Tools of the Trade, this time on Water Effects.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Air-brushing 101 Carries On from RHQ-TV

YouTube's RHQ-TV keeps on trucking with air-brushing, additional news of tourneys, and more.  Check it out here!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Turning to a gaming accessory of a different sort, the makers of DungeonMorphs have made the DungeonMorph Dice that were so well received through Kickstarter as a regular part of their product line.  Check them out here!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Ogre Pirate

YouTube's EFSmick has a video on his channel showing an Ogre Pirate that I thought is well worth sharing.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bits and Pieces

Putting together an army for tabletop gaming can be tough but it can also be fun.  If you'd like to make your figures a little more original, don't be afraid to add some bits and pieces.  Check out the latest video on YouTube from terrainaholic on how to add some flavor to your "Rat Men" minis here!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Airbrushing 101 | Cleaning Your Airbrush | RHQ-TV Episode 86

Keeping the airbrush clean is very important, so we're taking through a variety of supplies for that purpose in the latest installment of RHQ-TV.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Wizard's Lab

YouTube's bensrpgpile has a new video on making a Wizard's Lab.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOPA and PIPA Protest Blackout

This site is participating in the SOPA and PIPA Protest Blackout.  Please contact your legislators to protest these poorly written initiatives. I will be unavailable for 24 hours CST on January 18, 2012.  Here is more information on the details.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TerranScapes Goes Snowboarding

YouTube's TerranScapes has finished their Warhammer Snow-Themed Display Board and you can check out the video here!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Airbrushing 101 Continued from RHQ-TV Episode 84

The second video from YouTube's RHQ-TV on air-brushing has been uploaded.  There's more tips on how to adjust you PSI on the compressor for finer results, tips on highlighting, and some safety tips regarding ventilation and respiratory protection.  Enjoy! 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Eldar Falcon Grav Tank Video from squidgybridge

YouTube's squidgybridge recently added a video on a "Painted Eldar Falcon Grav Tank" from the Games Workshop Warhammer 40,000 line.  While I don't play that game personally, the work on it is so stunning I wanted to share the video here.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

How to Sculpt Fantasy Miniatures Video Series

YouTube's StormTheCastle.com began producing a video series on "How to Sculpt Fantasy Miniatures" back in December of 2008.  I recently linked to the latest on Gegen Hounds but you can check out the full series here.  Also, here's that first video from a little over three years ago -

Friday, January 13, 2012

Air-brushing 101 from RHQ-TV

YouTube's RHQ-TV has a new video called "Air-brushing 101 | Warmachine Objective Markers | RHQ-TV Episode 83" which you can check out here!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

GW's Dreadfleet Painting Competition Winners

If you're a fan of Games Workshop models, you're going to love seeing the winners of the Dreadfleet Painting Competition Winners. There are some excellent entries on display and you'll find them inspirational for all of your painting endeavors.  Check them out here!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ready-Made Armies from bluetablepainting

YouTube's bluetablepainting has a bunch of new ready-made armies available and they've made a video to show them off.  Plus, tons of starter set stuff and miscellaneous groups of figures in the "scrapyard."  Check it all out here!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Makerbot Replicator

Makerbot Industries recently unvailed the latest in thier line of three dimensional printers called the Makerbot Replicator.  It nearly doubles the size of potential 3D output from their earlier model.  Making your own minis for your tabletop gaming might still be a bit expensive but this technology can only get better.  Their YouTube video tells us more.

Monday, January 9, 2012

2011 Board Wargames List on Grognard.com

The good folks at Grognard.com have assembled a list of 2011 Board Wargames, like the excellent expansions for Eagle Games's Defenders of the Realm (pictured below), a cooperative fantasy game that I tried out last March at Gary Con III, and enjoyed immensely.  If you note something as missing, let them know so they can make it more complete.  Check it out here!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


The developer of a new video game called RayFrakked is trying to gather some playtesters.  In his own words, as posted on EN World.org -

I've been looking for betatesters for a computer game I'm developing, RayFrakked. While doing so, it occurred to me where I could find one of the largest bunch of gamers on the net. Gamers that know how to pick apart a game to it's basic rules and make a game designer sob in the corner while rocking gently back an forth. Rayfrakked is a massively single player puzzle game, allowing players to not only play to solve puzzles, but to also make your own puzzles and inflict them on people who might have otherwise been your friends. We're a small publishing house, consisting of... me. One of the things I could really use are people to look over the game, test and comment. If you're interested in helping out, you can email me at rayfrakked@gmail.com

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Medieval Village: The Roofening

YouTube's StormtheCastle.com continues with the Medieval Village project and has uploaded a new video on the making of the roof pieces for his diorama.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Amon Sul as Envisioned and Built by TerranScapes

If you haven't already been following TerranScapes videos on YouTube, then you'll be very amazed at the project that has been built for an Amon Sul and Weathertop scenario.  It's an impressive completion to say the least.  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Terrainaholic "How to make water cave walls"

There's a cool new video from YouTube's Terrainaholic on "How to make water cave walls" that's quick and simple.  Check it out!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What's a "Gegenhound?"

Stormthecastle added a new tutorial video on YouTube teaching you how to "Sculpt a miniature GegenHound" or really any four-legged hound-like beast.  Simple and fun.  Check it out!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

ReaperMinisTV Big News

There's big news coming from YouTube's ReaperMinisTV channel, as after two years the current host, Mark Theurer, is stepping down.  It's been a good run and his reviews have been awesome and informative.  Apparently Gus from Reaper will handle things for a bit as they look for a new outside person to take over.  If you are capable of making videos and have a penchant for pewter, contact Gus at Reaper ( gus@reapermini.com ) to let them know you're interested in trying to jump in.  Anyway, here's the most recent video with that information.

Taking a walk down memory lane, here's the first video from December 2009 . . .

Monday, January 2, 2012

Girl (Speed) Painting

GirlPainting of YouTube has a speed painting video of a templar from Eastern Front Studios that was uploaded last July that I have recently discovered.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pre-Production Minis

The following video is from EFSmick of YouTube and shows a pre-production treant miniature at 28mm scale (next to a smaller figure of the same scale) and the detail really pops.  Check out the other videos by that YouTuber for even more looks at minis in production over the last couple years.