Miniature hobby stuff is mostly what we do here. We all love gaming, but we all spend more time building armies, and painting them, than we do playing. That’s the beauty of a game like Warhammer 40K, it’s an all-encompassing hobby from modeling, to painting an army, to playing the game.
We have a broad range of hobby articles here covering modeling, sculpting and painting. Many of us do a fair amount of conversion work for our armies. It’s always fun to personalize your miniatures, and really make them to your vision. I would say that miniature painting is what we do the most here. Maybe I should say, it’s what we spend the most time on, and so you will find a lot of that here.
Mostly though, we put up articles about whatever we’re currently working on. It could be as simple as some kits we’re putting together, what we’re currently painting, or a full on sculpting project we’re doing. Basically, you will find form workbench to showcase here, and everything in between.
We try to share our experiences with the miniature hobby, so you can also find some tutorials here as well, including scratch building, with step-by-step instructions. We are not professional painters or hobbyists, however, between us we have a great many years of experience in the miniature hobby. You won’t become a pro painter by reading what we have to offer, but you will likely pick up a trick or two that could help you get there. Our tutorial portfolio is growing slowly, so definitely check back often.
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Continuing with my coverage of my progress on my pledge for monster march. Bonus In kingdom death, survivors kill creatures and then make armour and weapons from their remains. As, when we have been playing, I have a very powerful twilight sword user who charges around in phoenix armour I made her in miniature form.
For Monster March, run by Swordmaster over at Path of an Outcast, I thought I’d put forward one model that has been sitting in my projects pile for too long (years at this stage) and one newer model. An Eldar wraithseer and the Phoenix from Kingdom Death.
I thought it was time that I build some decent looking terrain, but I also wanted to do it very affordably. So, after some research, I decided to make some tree stands using plaster. I had everything I needed except the plaster, and that was cheap enough.
Using a primer for your miniatures is a must. Without it you will only undo all your hard work. So, I have a list of some primers that work great, including sprays, brush-on, and ones for airbrushes. I also have some tips when using sprays to avoid common issues, like fuzziness, or obscuring details.
Darktide is the second to fall for the Disciples of Twilight. He's since ascended to daemonhood and lives on as a Daemon Prince. Also, here's a bunch of pictures of him, complete with his new snow basing to match the rest of the army.
I painted these Chaos Cultists years ago, both squads of them. Recently I did some updating to include a better snow basing technique I use. So, I finally went ahead and took some pictures of both squads to showcase.
My Defiler (Ragefist) was a fun model to paint. Sadly, he's not very good in games, but I enjoy the model. So, he's sees a game now and then even though he's not amazing in game. What can I say? I'm a casual gamer who likes cool models :)
I painted these Chaos Rhinos years ago originally. Recently I did a little updating on them by adding some weathering, as well as some snow on the tracks to tie in with the rest of my army. So, I took a bunch of pictures of them. Enjoy!
I have finished my counts-as Huron Blackheart model. It was a ton of work, but I'm really pleased with the end result. I also have a model for his Hamadrya as it's needed in 8th. Lots and lots of pictures.