Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blick's Art Supplies Sale

If you've been holding off on replenishing some art supplies such as paint brushes, foam board and such, Dick Blick has a special offer that might make it worth your while to buy now.  Essentially, it's free shipping on orders over one hundred dollars plus 25% off orders over one hundred fifty dollars.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bastard of the Depths

Over on E F Smick's YouTube channel is an excellent video showing the Bastard of the Depths mini and explaining his basing choices.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Origami Frog Miniatures

Here's a neat idea for adding some unusual miniatures to your game.  Try some origami.  And what better way than to start with the old standard jumping frog?  Here's a video on how to make them.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Fall 2011 Speed Painting Results from A G Production

The results from A G Productions Fall 2011 Speedpainting Contest are up on their YouTube channel.  Check them out!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bonzai Building

There's a cool article on Yahoo about integrating miniature buildings into bonzai trees.  Check it out here!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Painting "Rusted Metal"

There's a great tutorial on how to paint "rusted metal" on miniature figures on Drazhar's Miniworks that everyone should check out here!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New DungeonMasterMark Videos on YouTube

YouTube's DungeonMasterMark (not me Mark) has some new videos of his dungeon terrain creations on Youtube.  You can find out more by visiting his blog here.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Fold Up Paper Scenery

A Facebook acquaintance pointed out some really neat fold up paper scenery for miniatures that I though I would share.  Find out more here!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GROMM Miniatures Battle Game from Crushpop Productions

There's what looks to be a very fun miniatures battle game called GROMM available from Crushpop Productions and it's free for the downloading through  Check out this video of a battle report (part one of seven) and see if it's for you.

Monday, February 20, 2012

G I Joe Scaled Fortress

There's a pretty cool site called where you can see the details of a scaled fortress built for G I Joes.  Check it out here!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

DwarfStar Games

A recent EN World thread reminded me that some old school wargames are available free on the web from DwarfStar Games.  In particular, EN Worlder Androlphas played some solo games of Barbarian Prince and found out just how challenging those old games can be.  Check out what they have on offer and download one or two to give them a try!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Duham's Water Putty

I've got a project I am working on that needs some added strength and contemplated using Foam Coat from Hot Wire Foam Factory.  However, not everything I plan to cover is foam, as some will be cardboard and some foamboard (with paper) and I want a consistent finish. While I understand there are various additives I can mix with the Foam Coat to improve it's binding ability, the process becomes more costly and the results I've seen while searching the web haven't convinced me it is the right way to go for a mixed-medium project.  With that I mind I asked around and a friend pointed me toward Durham's Water Putty, so I'm going to give that a try.  Here's a link to a project on covering foam wings which helped me make the decision to try it.  I'll share the results as the project moves forward.

Friday, February 17, 2012

International Toy Fair Nuremberg

The International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany is underway and Board Game Geek has some representatives in attendance to keep us all informed about the latest releases.  You can find out more by following boardgamegeektv's YouTube channel here!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Latest from RHQ-TV in Episode 91

Always lots of cool info on RHQTV's YouTube channel episodes.  The Trollking War Wagon is especially cool.  Check it out!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Matchstick Fleet

You'll marvel at this Matchstick Fleet that has been painstakingly constructed over sixty years detailing ships of the British fleet from 1948 onward.  Amazing!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Medieval Village Game Table Terrain

Markleberry's YouTube channel has a video from about a year ago that details his Medieval Village constructed from a number of terrain lines including Dungeon Tiles, some castle walls, and various model buildings.  Check it out!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Elf Border Stones

YouTube's dreamspiritwar channel has a new video on making "Elf Border Stones" for your tabletop games.  You can gain some inspiration for making your own by checking the video out here!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dwarven Forge Master Maze Den of Evil Expansion Set

If you're a fan of Dwarven Forge you probably love their Master Maze series and will be glad to know that their Den of Evil Expansion Set is soon to be available.  There are some great pictures on the True Dungeon website of the upcoming release here!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

YouTube's Dreamspiritwar Channel Dwarf Army Display

YouTube's Dreamspiritwar channel has a neat video on a Dwarf Army Display board that looks amazing and could easily double as a set or scenery piece for game play.  Check it out!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Blue Table Painting Battle Report and More

YouTube's bluetablepainting channel has a cool new battle report with High Elves and Dwarves (in four parts) and one of the fun things for me, aside from the minis and scenery on the table, is to watch in the background for cool scenery pieces.  Check it out!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

AGProductions Ask a Painter: Digital Downloads Video Q&A

Over on YouTube, the AGProductions channel answers some questions from followers in their series "Ask a Painter" this time about their HD camera situation as well as their Digital Downloads." Check out right away!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hot Wire Foam Cutter Info Series

If you are into Hot Wire Foam modeling or even just thinking about getting into it, and you plan to make your own cutters, here's a series of videos you might want to check out.  Warning: I am not guaranteeing anyone's safety by linking to these, proceed at your own risk!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

RHQ-TV Episode 89 on YouTube

YouTube's RHQ-TV Episode 89 is now available.  It includes some modeling tips when using a Dremmel tool to pin figures and continues the Airbrush 101 discussion while painting  a unit of Trollblood Longriders.  Enjoy!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Winsor & Newton Brush Sale is having a very good sale on Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Watercolor Standard Brushes which is well worth checking out if you paint minis and like a top notch brush.  I often use Dick Blick and they have excellent pricing but this beats that by quite a bit.  Good painting to you!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Thunderbolt Mountain's Miniatures

YouTube's AGProdutions has a cool video highlighting many of Thunderbolt Mountain's high fantasy figures.  There's a lot of character and great detail in their minis.  Check them out!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

YouTube's TerranScapes on Hot Wire Foam Factory's 3D Scroll Table

YouTube's TerranScapes has a new video reviewing the Hot Wire Foam Factory's 3D Scroll Table.  A second video gives a demonstration.  Take a look!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Meeples & Miniatures Historical Miniatures Review Show

There's a cool YouTube channel called eqnws that I recently discovered that has been reviewing miniatures for a couple of years.  Their series Meeples & Miniatures Historical Miniatures Review Show highlights some of the best in what miniatures companies are selling, and not just the big companies.  Check out their first show from way back in May of 2009!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

How to Paint Faces (Five Part Series)

YouTube's SergeantTelion has a five part series on How to Paint Faces that is well worth a look (Be Warned: the intro to the videos is a bit on the loud side!).  Enjoy!

Follow these links to parts two, three, four, and five!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How to Paint Skeletons

Often thought of as one of the simpler types of miniatures to paint, skeletons can have a lot more character and depth if you know some tips and tricks.  YouTube's AGProductions channel has a good video on their DVD release from last year detailing the instruction included on their two hour and fifteen minute $10 video ($3 shipping in the USA).  It includes eight ways to paint bone and some basing techniques.  Take a look at their YouTube video and see if this DVD might be some help.  The YouTube video includes a three minute preview from the DVD.  Enjoy!