Posts Tagged ‘tips and tricks’

Basic Terrain: Introduction

March 9, 2010

A while ago, I volunteered to write a few articles about making your own terrain for your gaming table. I’ve been a little busy with some things recently (damn you real life!!), but have managed to clear my schedule so I can start getting these articles written.

Over the coming weeks and months, I will be publishing an irregular series of guides, showing you how to make different terrain pieces for your games. These will range from some basic hills through to creating road and river sections (and a whole lot more inbetween).



Top tips and tricks

August 16, 2009

Martin Walters had the idea for this blog – and the group has obliged by sharing their top tips and tricks.

****Please be careful when using chemicals!****

A bit quiet

August 12, 2009

It’s been a bit quiet around here recently – but the group is putting together a killer list of painting tips and tricks which should be ready to share soon.

Keeping your paint thin

July 23, 2009

Tip of the Week: Be the Jack Sprat of Painting

Jack Sprat Illustration
“Jack Sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean…”

When you’re painting, be like Jack, my fellow mini fans: Keep your paint lean.

If there’s one immediate thing that every painter should do as they strive to paint better minis, it’s thin their paint. Great globs of paint pulled right from the tube, eyedropper, or pot are not suitable to apply to your models. It’s simple: Thicker paint goes on more thickly and covers up or smooths over the precious tiny details of your miniature. Thick paint also doesn’t allow you to easily create effective layering and blending techniques.

Read the rest of this article at Midloo’s blog.

Really useful sculpting resources

July 11, 2009

Interested in sculpting your own miniatures, or customising your models?

We’ve put together six really useful resources to help you out – and what a list it’s turned out to be!

1. From the Knife’s Edge

54mm Virgin Mary Statue sculpted by James

From the Knife’s Edge is sculptor James Van Shaik’s blog – a site you’ll probably want to bookmark.