Wargaming Tradecraft

Welcome to Wargaming Tradecraft

This website is dedicated to helping new gamers learn the miniature hobby as well as introduce unique techniques and supplies to advanced artists.

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My primary project these days is my Warcraft inspired Hordebloods army.

You can view my DeviantArt gallery to see all my art. I do have Twitter and Instagram, though I'm not very active there :)

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Fletching (Creating) Arrows

You may have noticed a wound on the wrap up post for my Hordebloods Axer Blademaster. It was an arrow that I made out of guitar string and feathers - pretty straight forward stuff but a nice way to add realism to a project.

Little details like this, wounds for example, add a nice touch to make your miniatures seem like they're interacting with an environment somewhere. You don't need to go overboard, covered in damage and blood - be subtle.

This process would also work quite well for notched arrows, (arrows in crossbows and pulled back in bows) adding arrows to bows or even just arrows slung in a quiver.

Strange Magic - Part 2

When I last looked at creating some movie magic from Doctor Strange and applying it to miniatures, it was for the floating runes.

This week I'm going to look at the invisible swords that were created by the antagonists. Now, to be fair, I created the below sword well before Doctor Strange... but since I wrote up THAT tutorial, it made sense to align this tutorial with it.

Below is the effect we're going to learn to create today.

Disassembling Miniatures

Today I'm looking at methods to disassemble miniatures so you can re-use their parts in future projects. As a bonus, there are a few tips on converting and re-posing as well! Thanks to my buddy Mark for the use of his Tau Gunship. Additional thanks to my wife Amanda, brother Adam with his girlfriend Tiffany and parents Gail and Manfred.