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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: 2014 Recap, 2015 Resolutions
Jan 08 2015

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: 2014 Recap, 2015 Resolutions

One of my absolute favorite hobby blogs is Tale of Painters, which is a group blog run by six really talented guys – some of their work has been featured in the “Armies on Parade” section that used to run in White Dwarf magazine – and a cast of equally-talented guests. Currently the principals are […]

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Paint Stripping Smackdown: Three Men Enter, One Man Leaves
Aug 23 2013

Paint Stripping Smackdown: Three Men Enter, One Man Leaves

One inevitably makes mistakes, small and large, when painting miniatures. The small ones can usually be dealt with by painting over the error, but the larger ones often defy such straightforward solutions. And then there’s the case where you buy already-painted armies to cannibalize them, because it’s cheaper than paying for new models off the shelf. […]

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Using Cork Stoppers As Model Painting Handles
May 30 2013

Using Cork Stoppers As Model Painting Handles

When I first discovered Les Bursley’s (unspeakably awesome) AwesomePaintJob videos, it struck me that he’d always attach the base of whatever model he was working on to an empty GW paint pot using some poster tac. These expedient model painting handles enabled him to manipulate his work without actually touching it and, potentially, ruining painstaking […]

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Friday Five Things: Y U No Blog In So Long?
May 10 2013

Friday Five Things: Y U No Blog In So Long?

So, yeah. This thing still on?

More than a year’s gone by since I last updated the blog, and that bears some explanation. No better way to do it, and try to get back into the groove, than with an installment of Friday Five Things.

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Friday Five Things: Tools That Complete Me
May 04 2012

Friday Five Things: Tools That Complete Me

In this, the inaugural edition of Friday Five Things, I’m going to talk about five hobby tools that I could survive without, but which make life immeasurably easier; “optional” tools that I wouldn’t want to part with, given the choice. Let’s be clear: these are luxuries. But they’re a bit like my experience with TiVo […]

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Transferring Citadel Paints to Dropper Bottles
Apr 10 2012

Transferring Citadel Paints to Dropper Bottles

I really, really do not like paint pots. There are a few reasons for this. First, I think pots are intrinsically wasteful. Air is the mortal enemy of paint, and pots expose more paint to the air than alternatives even if a hobbyist is excruciatingly careful and keeps the pot open just long enough to dispense […]

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