Monday, January 14, 2013

Dark Angel Codex - First Thoughts

So the codex we have all be waiting for is finally out.  Oh wait, sorry, that would be the Tau Codex wouldn't it.  The codex a lot of us have been waiting for is finally out.  Well, I was looking forward to it at least.  I picked mine up early Saturday and have had time to look through it.  So, what sticks out?  Is it a huge pile of cheese or balanced and tasty like a fine scotch.  Too early to tell really, but here is what got my interest...

Friday, January 11, 2013

Painting OSL Weapons Effects in 5 Easy Steps

Adding an Object Source Lighting (OSL) glow on your armies weapons is an extremely effective way to make your minis stand out on the table. While it seems complicated at first, it's actually not that hard and can be quickly mastered in 5 easy steps.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Slow, Yet Satisfying Progress

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Oye, the holiday season. It seems like nothing gets done and things like hobby stuff fall by the waste-side in favor of spiked eggnog and family member ramblings (the eggnog helps). In any case, progress on my table has been slow the last month, but the work I have put in has been great. I'd also like to add that I've finally put some time into learning the ins and outs of my camera; things should look a bit more pro than they have in the past. Without further adieu, here's what I've been up to.

Monday, January 7, 2013

What is your Hobby Work area like?

So as I have been chatting with my fellow hobbyist both online and off. Something interesting came up about our hobby area's. It seems that all of us have very different hobby area's, and hobby practices. We could talk for several articles about fitting hobby time in to your real life schedule, but after looking at some people's hobby area's online, Especially Lantz's fancy area which is the picture above, I realized that our labs for creating our tiny armies are all over the place. Something I never thought about in the past. Look at Lantz's set up he has a very respectable man area going on there with dual monitors and hobby space consuming an entire room. He even has a little tree going on.. So it made me really wonder what type of area everyone has or uses? However I will start off by sharing my work space. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Painting Realistic Fluid Filled Vials in 4 Easy Steps

The idea of painting a vial to look like it's filled with fluid does seems like a scary thought… but it's just another painting obstacle that can be overcome with a little practice and a firm understanding of the principals that make it work well visually.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wargames Factory - Shock Troops Review

I have heard people talk about this kit several different places, including on 11th company from time to time. So I decided to pick one up to check out if it was truly worth the savings or not?