[40k] Tau Firewarrior

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The muse struck, and this happened.

I purposely didn’t do any blending on this. I wanted to go for a cell-shaded, anime feel.

It badly needs an oil wash to black line the armor panels. You can see where I used a brush to black line the shoulderpad and …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

On Future Tutorials and Videos

Today, I don’t have a studio update or a product review or anything like that.

This is why we can’t have nice things…

Instead, what I want to do is expand on your answers to my questions about going outside the Warmachine & Hordes realm, and outside gaming miniatures in …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Operation: Icestorm Models Revealed

Originally posted on The Wayward Warcor:
Courtesy of Ademaru on the Infinity forum (who knows what happened with BoW)… Nomad Contents ? Panoceania Contents ? Preorder Exclusive Model Fairly impressive. Definitely in line with CB’s new art direction of larger and more defined. …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Hobbying on the weekend?! A tabletop update.

What madness is this?! For various reasons (mostly burnout and time), I haven’t been the most active on the hobby front. Especially not near what I was in the beginning of 2013. This weekend I think was one of my most productive hobby-wise in awhile, even with everything my …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

New Painting Studio!

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I finally have my new painting studio in the house organized well enough to show it off.

This is the main part of my desk. It’s the home for the PC, the cutting mat and a large bin organizer that has yet to be populated with bits and goodies. …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Loot Crate “Villains” Unboxing

The Box

If anyone’s familiar with Birchbox or BarkBox or any of the many monthly “surprise” box subscription services, Loot Crate is like the same, but for geeks. My wife did Birchbox for a long while, and I always enjoyed seeing her go through her box to see what goodies …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Audience Participation Prize, Next Contest!

She's so excited, she didn't realize she'd dropped her ball...

During the last Studio Update, I asked a few questions and mentioned that anyone who answered them would be entered to win some goodies.

This is roughly what I looked like while the comments rolled in:

She’s so excited, she didn’t realize she’d dropped her ball…

The response was amazing! …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

[Cool Stuff] Convergence of Extraordinary Mechanical Gentlemen

I haven’t been on the Privateer Press Forums in months, but today decided to pop back in for a bit. The parts I hate are even worse now. Blech. But my fave subforum, the Painting and Modeling section is still pretty good. Case in point, check out this …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Making My Own Scenic Bases

Originally posted on The Wayward Warcor:
Once upon a time, I wanted to base my Infinity models on some fancy scenic bases. I looked around online but couldn’t really find any I liked enough to justify the price (even for a low model count game like Infinity), so I eventually …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

The NOVA Open Infinity: It’s Probably Worth The Trip

Originally posted on The Wayward Warcor:
Well, more or well just because I’m the TO for it, it’s time for a sales pitch about why you should attend this year’s NOVA Open on August 28th-31st. Ready for it? …You should go because I’ll be there. 🙂 That not good enough? …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[Relic Knights] Shattered Sword & Noh Unboxing

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As promised, here’s my unboxing of the two starter sets I picked up as part of my Relic Knights Kickstarter.

I picked up two factions, the Shattered Sword, and the Noh. I have a thing for shields, so the Shattered Sword Paladins were right …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

The Basics Of Foam Board Terrain

Originally posted on The Wayward Warcor:
When making your own terrain for Infinity, there’s a number of different mediums available to use, but foam board has almost always been one of the main materials used in any of my projects. I’m no Rembrandt with the stuff, but I find it …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[Review] TableWar MegaMat Gaming Mat

I recently picked up a 4′ x 4′ Barren Wasteland gaming mat from Tablewar. This is part of my move to focus more on the parts of the hobby that interest me most: Cool models playing on a cool table with cool people. This is part of the ‘cool …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Battle Report – Scaverous 50 pts

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A hoy hoy, it’s been a long time since I actually played a game! I got in one game this week with Scaverous against a Menoth player using pSevvy. My list was:

Lord Exhumator Scaverous (*5pts)
* Nightwretch (4pts)
* Deathjack (12pts)
* Skarlock Thrall (2pts)
Bane Thralls (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Bane Thrall …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

Quick Base Pic & Tutorial!

The last post didn’t really show off the base inserts that came with the Kickstarter so here’s a better shot. These were very easy to paint: Basecoat in VMA Gungrey I washed various parts in different washes, all from Secret Weapon. I used Dark Sepia, Blue, Yellow Snow, Green, Armor …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Quick Base Pic!

The last post didn’t really show off the base inserts that came with the Kickstarter so here’s a better shot. These were very easy to paint: Basecoat in VMA Gungrey I washed various parts in different washes, all from Secret Weapon. I used Dark Sepia, Blue, Yellow Snow, Green, Armor …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[40k] Tau Battlesuit WIP

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I’ve had my eye on painting some Tau models for a while. While I’m not a huge fan of GW’s various price hikes and lack of game balance, the amazing background and gorgeous models are undeniable. The Tau have held my …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

[Relic Knights] Leopold Magnus & Static

Following on the heels of last post as promised, here is the first Relic Knights’ pair of models: Leopold Magnus and Static! Magnus is a Questing Knight (sort of like a junior Knight) for the Black Diamond faction and Static is his Cypher. I haven’t got a game in yet, …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[Relic Knights] Black Diamond Starter Unboxing

Ron's Starter Box

Ron’s Starter Box

Ron, over at Mini Army, Huge Time Sink got his Black Diamond Relic Kniughts stuff from our gaming group’s Kickstarter.

Check out his unboxing here.

I will have unboxings of my Shattered Sword and Noh Starters soon!

…read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

[Relic Knights] Black Diamond Starter Unboxing

Ah Relic Knights…the kickstarter many thought would never arrive… Many of our locals that went into in have begun to actually recieve their rewards! One of those locals is Plarzoid, which means by extension, ME! I jumped onto Plarz’ pledge (does one man really need four factions?), picking Black …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron