Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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
Monday, July 29, 2013
Jason Stevens of JST3P.com 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
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
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
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
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
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
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
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
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
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
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
Over on the DailyMail.co.uk 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
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Over on the JST3P.com 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
Monday, July 8, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
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
Thursday, July 4, 2013
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
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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!