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  1. scale-size stonehenge

    - a couple of pics of a series of models created for the soon-to-open new visitor centre at Stonehenge, showing its progression through the ages: first, about 3000 BC, and before the commonly-known henge has appeared, a circular ditch enclosed a series of stones or wooden uprights known as the Aubrey Pillars, the entrance to the site fronted off by the larger ‘heel stone’; by 2500 BC most of the Aubreys have disappeared but for a small number of station stones, while the heel stone has ...
  2. Cthulhu Wars Roars

    - well, somewhat belatedly after the finish-date of the funding process, a quick blurb on the CW kickstarter: it was successful, to say the least – the Green Eye Games folks were hoping to raise $40,000 to produce a prototype of their game, with which to approach all and sundry to try and draw on further funding for full production of the game.
    What actually happened was that the $40,000 was achieved somewhere within the first couple of hours of going live, and it just kept going madly ...
  3. Introducing the Zen Painting Bench

    Based on the Zen principles of design, The Zen Painting Bench is an aid for figure painters, especially useful for working on fine detail. The idea is a simple one: it gives the painter somewhere convenient to rest and steady their hands while they’re painting. But it also seems to focus your energy more effectively – helping you to achieve that ‘zen’ state of concentration when you do your best work.

    At the moment, there are a couple of prototypes in development; made of ...

    Updated 12-07-2013 at 07:55 PM by sippog

    Categories
    Painting and Modelling , Tabletop Gaming , Other
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  4. Welcome to Tabletopzone.de - Willkommen auf Tabletopzone.de

    Hi there, first I`ll try to give a short overview in english, and after that you will see a german discription of this Blog Entry.
    (Sorry for non perfectly english)

    After some Time, i got it.

    Tabletopzone.de
    I thought about a online informative german Tabletopsite of different Tabletops, to explain them, show Tutorials and Matches.
    Now the start is good.
    Actually I`m filling the Website with content day after day.

    It will have ...
  5. Unsolicited Review: Pop Sculpture

    Hello all! I just got this book Pop Sculpture; how to create action figures and collectible statues the other day and thought I'd share it with you and my thoughts on it. I had read about in in Amazing Figure Modeller and when I had to go on Amazon to get some of my textbooks, I thought it was a good excuse to throw this in there too.
    First off, when I looked on the cover's spine I was a bit hesitant- Watson-Guptill books that I've bought in the past have been hit or miss, with emphasis ...
  6. Dig Deep Marine!

    Gaah! Just had one of those paint session that completely fails to satisfy...you know the one? Just couldn't get my eye to focus in and my brain to engage with what I was doing. Essentially I was suffering a sort of Brechtian Alienation from the Scout Squad I was painting.

    Now, as much as I like the miniatures, the ones with the cloaks and sniper rifles, they were picked more out of a sense of requiring an additional cheap troop choice for my DA army. So the squad, born out of necessity ...
  7. CG and 3d modeled miniatures

    I have no clue whether my digitally created miniatures are welcomed here or not, but that is not the point. I will give the pro's and con's of using 3d modeling and printing to create miniatures.
    pro's:
    *Eases learning curve for creation of miniatures
    *3d printing is an expanding field
    *less time creating a mock up and printed models can be recycled if not wanted
    *allows for more intricate, detailed, and mind blowing miniatures

    con's:
    *spamming of ...
    Categories
    Tabletop Gaming , Other
  8. Nostalgia...it's not like it used to be!

    I've been posting some updated mini's, I find it helpful to respond to the score I'm getting as a way of improving the minatures. IT tells me if I'm going forward in the right direction.

    But if there's one thing I know you can't move forward with out checking your mirrors...right? (okay okay cheesey I know).

    So I've indulged myself in some Nostalgia. I have an album on my computer of models and minatures from the past few years as I have gradually been able to commit more ...
  9. Starting Again

    There's somthing strangely therapeutic about starting again.

    When your brush chucks a hair out of place and smears paint across the edge you were highlighting.

    Well....

    You just have to start again!

    I've just started again, like this blog from that ancient awkward entry back in May 2012 and in my dedication to painting minatures. I don't know if I'll ever be as good as I'd aspire to be, but that's part of the fun of it.

    My friend ...
  10. Battle Wagon Conversion Continued: Painting Rust.

    Hello again.

    I wanted my ork army to look weathered, battered and uncared for. I needed to find an fast and easy way to paint rust as a basecoat. I'd like to share this technique with you guys.

    It's a technique that uses 5 easy steps.

    Step one: Prime your model (or the pieces you want to be rusty) with a matt black colour.



    Step two: Paint a thin layer of a reddish brown ...

    Updated 07-01-2013 at 04:50 PM by happyhowler (Again, forgot the tags...)

    Categories
    Painting and Modelling , Tabletop Gaming , Warhammer 40K , Other
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