Path onwards "Terrains " In the last few weeks, I've been gathering some material for my next level into the creation of hobby terrains to put on the table. My main focus here is the decors for Star Wars Legion but who knows where it will go from there (I have always been keen on... Continue Reading →
Keep your workspace tidy One handy way to keep your work area tidy when brush painting is to get yourself a large flip chart pad. Tear off a sheet and put it down on your work surface. I like flip chart paper better than newspapers because it’s easier to see tiny model parts on it or... Continue Reading →
After a long break we finally had our next painting night last Friday, the usual suspects were present and we had a new member - Christopher - joining us for his first session (he's a friend who painted year's back and now starts painting again with a focus on troops for the game the 9th... Continue Reading →
Try to hold the miniature with the most touchpoints possible (like here 3 fingers = 3 touchpoints). Alternative is to glue them (I use Pritt poster buddies) on an empty medicine bottle or cork ! Try to rest your forearm and holding hand on the table in order to limit your movement. Rest your... Continue Reading →
First of all, the thing about id Software’s New Doom — which shall henceforth and forever be portmanteau’d as Noom, because it makes me giggle — is that it was actually, against all odds, an incredible shooter. It was frantic and controlled in equal measures. It boasted a tempo that shrieked between exploration and violence. It was good. Which was a tremendous surprise, considering how uninterested id seemed to be in making good games anymore.
Perhaps even more improbably, Fantasy Flight’s new board game rendering of Noom is also good, and largely for the same reasons.
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There are a lot of different pieces of kit available to the hobbyist. Saws, pin vices, files, there are a multitude of tools that can be used to fulfill certain roles in assembling or converting miniatures. However there is one fundamental, one essential, tool that all hobbyists must possess. The hobby knife. Technically, there is... Continue Reading →
It is quite possible 3D printing will completely change how miniatures are created and used by hobbyists and gamers. But what exactly is 3D printing and what can it do? Imagine you are product designer creating a new product and instead of dealing with manufacturing, logistics of transport, storing stock in warehouses and dealing with... Continue Reading →
This month Games Talk will be about Mobile Frame Zero: Rapid Attack is a squad-level wargame. It puts players in command of a group of mech vehicles, called Frames, which are fast and hard-hitting, but physically vulnerable and reliant on skillful manoeuvring. The game is designed to be nail bitingly tense. Battles are asymmetrical and... Continue Reading →
Everyone, whether they just paint models or only play games, loves a nicely painted force. There is just something impressive about the skill and dedication it takes to produce such an inspiring site. Not to mention, when arrayed on a battlefield or placed into a displayed, they just look so cool. What is it about... Continue Reading →