Monday, June 30, 2014

Using Water Effects

Water effects add that extra something something, a dimension of reality, to terrain or a display board. Maybe it's the added oomph that we humans get from the shiny fake stuff or perhaps it just adds that bit of realism we need in a constant crusade to ground our plastic mans in each personal escape from reality.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Ok, there have been some tasty rumors of late. Apparently after GW releases the new Brettonian stuff for Warhammer Fantasy there will be some Chaos Daemon releases. There's been a lot of speculation and many of us have our fingers crossed that some new greater daemon kits will be on the way.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mark's Trench Display Board Part Three

Whew! Almost there. I never thought taking on a miniature display board like this would absorb so much time, but it has been a huge learning experience. I feel like it has not only given me better terrain and display board making skills but also made me better at fine tuning basing and painting in a larger scale for future projects. I now want to build a 6x4 table for Evil Dice and I'm much more confident that I'll be able to do it quickly.

Here is my first decent display board. A chaos themed board with my first attempt at water effects.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mark's Trench Display Board Part Two

If I tell ya what I'm doing today
Will you shut up and get out of my way
Someone ask me what the time is I don't know
Only know I gotta know now
No time, tryin' ta get a watch repaired
No time, never got a thing to wear
Little ringin' on the telephone
Oh no, hear a ringin' in my head now
-Anthrax, "Got the Time"

When I was a kid, I rocked out hard to Anthrax, especially the albums Persistence of Time and Among the Living. Great painting music. If you haven't listened to it in awhile I suggest plugging in and cranking the volume.

Anyway...The old saying goes, time is of the essence...And I've certainly had less of it in order to escape reality of late. The painting list continues to liveth and groweth upon the earth, I've been mulling over a new army and I really want to build some tables for Evil Dice. Yeesh.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Painthammer: Painting Wood

I'm sure there's a bad excuse for a schlong joke in there somewhere...Anyway, there's a million ways to paint wood effects but not so many tutorials out there on the interwebs. So here goes...

When painting wood, it's good to start out with something that already has somewhat of a grain to it. This little bridge below was made with popsicle sticks and some thin balsa wood that I bought at the Hobby Bunker in Malden.

 First, I slathered the whole thing in Abaddon Black.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mark's Trench Display Board Part One

The following is a work in progress of a recent trench board I've been working on for a friend.

Here's the initial set up. Pink Panther just peeking over the top there.