Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hairspray Chipping Technique for Damage and Weathering

Over on the SprueCutters,com YouTube channel, there is a video showing how to use hairspray and chipping to simulate weathering and chipping of paint on miniatures.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Reaper Bones Kickstarter Update

In case you missed it, the good folks at Reaper put out a late afternoon update yesterday for their $3.5M Bones Kickstarter.  Read more here!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Foam Terrain from

Jason Stevens of has uploaded a new video to his YouTube channel showing some of the terrain work that can be done with recycled found foam packaging pieces.  Enjoy!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sculpting a Monster. Time Lapse

Over on the ClonedAliens YouTube channel, there is a recently uploaded video titled "Sculpting a monster. Time lapse: 19 hours to 3 minutes." A bit big for the game table though such an effort would certainly make a decent prop. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Dark Sword Miniatures Elmore Dragons Special Edition Diorama

Over on the Dark Swords Miniatures YouTube channel, there is a new upload showing off the amazing Elmore dragon diorama.  This kit was made possible due to a very successful Kickstarter which you can view here.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Clashing Blades! Dueling Deck Kickstarter

Lester Smith has a new card game Kickstarter in the works called "Clashing Blades! - Two-player, sword-fighting poker deck." See more here!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Affordable Role-Playing Tokens and Maps Kickstarter

There is a new Kickstarter from Ken Nall called "Ironwood Engraving - Affordable Role-Playing Tokens and Maps." See more here!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Oddity Orcs on IndieGoGo

There is a new crowding funding project on IndieGoGo from Oddity Miniatures featuring Orcs.  See more here!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Space: 1889 Kickstarter

The excellent Angus Abranson is heading up a Kickstarter for Space: 1889 - SF Role Playing in a More Civilized Time. See more here!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tectonic Craft Studios

It was a little over a year ago that I mentioned in a blog post here that Tectonic Craft Studios was running (what became) a very successful Kickstarter. It's well worth mentioning them again and I encourage tabletop gamers to take a look at their wares on their website. See more here!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Red Aegis Roleplaying Game Kickstarter

Vorpal Games and the James boys, Matt and Brian, have pulled together a great design team for their Red Aegis Roleplaying Game including Eytan Bernstein, Erik Scott de Bie, Miranda Horner, Erik Nowak, Claudio Pozas, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mike Schley, and Ed Greenwood.  See more here!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Star Trek Catan on Tabletop with Wil Wheaton

Jeri Ryan, Kari Wahlgren, and Ryan Wheaton join Wil Wheaton to play Star Trek Catan. I was lucky enough to try this game at the Spring 2013 Gaming Hoopla with Lee Maile, curator of the Gen Con Gaming Library.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Knights Quest Family Card Game Kickstarter

There is a Kickstarter project with artwork from Jeff Easley and Peter Bradley called "Knights Quest Family Card Game." See more here!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dwarves & Dragon from Ken St Andre

Ken St andre of Tunnels and Trolls fame has a nifty new game out called Dwarves & Dragon.  It looks like a fun one so check it out here!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Guardian on Co-operative Boardgames

The Guardian has a nice little article on some co-operative boardgames here!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Basics: Miniature Painting Stands with Doctor Faust from The Painting Clinic

Over on The Painting Clinic YouTube channel, Doctor Faust discusses using paint pots as stands to hold you minis during the painting process.  Enjoy!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Chest of Colors: All About Miniatures Painting Website

An online friend recently pointed out a tremendous website for miniatures painting.  It's tremendous because of the work being done by the various artists on display. Bookmark Chest of Colors: All About Miniatures Painting for your own inspiration.  See more here!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

How to "Make a Roman Gladius" from Epic Fantasy

Over on the Epic Fantasy YouTube channel, Will shows us how to "Make a Roman Gladius." If you like props for your games, many of his tutorials will be very helpful. Enjoy!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Minis of You

Over on the website, a recent articles features a company called My3DTwin that makes miniatures of folks, so I'm guessing you could dress up in a costume and go there too.  Of course, they are insanely expensive still and the article doesn't discuss the possible sizes except to say they would be the size of a doll.  So, maybe we call this an action figure of you?  See more here!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What Do You Do with those Resin Sprues?

Over on his excellent blog, James Wappel answers the burning question, "What do you do with those resin sprues?" See more here!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Found Foam and the Shape of Things to Come

Over on the blog, Jason has shown particularly visionary engineering in taking a piece of Styrofoam from the packaging of a Hibachi Grill and sculpted it into an excellent bit of terrain.  See more here!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

James Wappel's Excellent Bases

Check out the work being done over on James Wappel Miniature Painting website where he preps bases for figures that will be hiding in plain sight.  See more here!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Eagle's Nest on Terrain Project

There's some mighty fine blase work and sculpting featured on the Eagle's Nest video on the Terrain Project YouTube channel.  Enjoy!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

AGP Hobby Tip: Greenstuff Before and After

There is a new video up on the A G Productions YouTube channel titled "AGP Hobby Tip: Greenstuff Before and After." Enjoy!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Warhammer Dark Elf Banners PDF's

I'm not sure when these were made available, but a Facebook Friend recently pointed me toward the Games Workshop site where the First Edition Warhammer Dark Elf Banners have been made available as PDF's. See more here!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Rack & Ruin: A Campaign Based Fantasy Miniatures Skirmish Game

Over on IndieGoGo, Gene Caper, the creator and writer, is crowdfunding his Rack & Ruin: A Campaign Based Fantasy Miniatures Skirmish Game. See more here!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Lovecrafted Games: Customizable 3D Printed Miniatures

There is a new(ish) Kickstarter project with an ambitious goal. Since the advent of 3D printers, many gamers have wondered if customized miniatures would soon be in the offing.  That's where this Kickstarter, "Lovecrafted Games: Customizable 3D printed miniatures," comes in.  The main goal is to complete software that can allow folks to create a 3D mini file that will model exactly the race, class, and equipment of a player's miniature.  Stretch goals will take this even further.  See more here!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Carving a Shattered Egyptian Temple Base

Over on, James Wappel has a new tutorial post on how to create a "Shattered Egyptian temple base..." particularly to do with "the carving." See more here!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Darkling Plain Kickstarter

There is a new Kickstarter with a very interesting new gaming concept: Augmented Reality.  This system, if things pay off, looks like it will bring us one step closer to playing games in a holodeck-type atmosphere.  Check out the video and further information on the Darkling Plain: an Augmented Reality Miniatures Board Game Kickstarter here!

Monday, July 1, 2013

TerranScapes Update on the Cliff Project Prep

Over on the TerranScapes YouTube channel, a video has been uploaded recently updating the Cliff Project and discussing the prep work that is going into it.  Enjoy!