Sunday, July 31, 2011

Advanced Tools II: Airbrush Paints, thinning and mixing

Hey you guys,

in this ongoing series about airbrushing I wanted to talk a little about what paints to use when airbrushing and how to best thin and mix these paints.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hobby Basics IV: Varnish

Hey all,

varnishing your models or not, seems to be a question wargamers often ask themselves. If you do varnish, you can protect your precious paintjob from the wear and tear of your grueling gaming regime. On the other hand, if you botch the varnishing process, you could ruin your mini afer all the hard work you put into it.

To varnish or not to varnish...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Advanced Tools I: Airbrush and Compressor

Hey Guys,
today I wanted to give you some advice about one of the hot topics in wargaming: Selecting and using an Airbrush. This will be the first part in a series of articles concerning all things airbrushing.

This article will cover:
  • The Airbrush itself
  • Compressor
 These are the two most basic things you'll need. Following entries will cover things like:
  • Paints and the proper thinning
  • Masking Substance
  • Airbrush cleaning
  • Airbrushing Techniques 

Monday, July 18, 2011

From Zero to Hero II: The Journeyman Warcaster

Hey everyone,

today I will be covering the painting of the Cygnar Journeyman Warcaster. It´s a very nice model, although in my opinion with one or two flaws. For one thing, the sword looks more like a club as there is no real edge to it. And secondly, the posture made it very difficult to paint the left side of the face, as it was almost obscured by the armor.

But lets see, what we can make of this model.

Monday, July 11, 2011

From Zero to Hero I: The Squire

Hey Everyone,

in this section I will be covering the process of painting a figure from start to finish. I will be talking about prepping, painting and basing your mini, so you can have a comprehensive picture, of what you need to do. I will also point out the mistakes I made, so you´ll know, what to look out for.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Hobby Basics III: Primer

There are a myriad of different options for priming miniatures - but why should you take this step?

Priming is the foundation for any paintjob you want to apply to your model. It acts as the canvass for the beautiful work of art you want to create. As the primer is the basis of your mini, the color makes a huge difference in the tone of the figure.