Last Week at Wargaming Tradecraft
I return! (hopefully)
Mostly settled in at the new apartment and the new job starts today. Looking forward to getting back to the hobbying! (Lets hope the on-call duties aren't too heavy and disrupt things.)
This is also the final week for the CONTEST.. it wraps up Friday, and by all means, tell your friends and shamelessly plug it!
I'm also looking for more content from people for the next leg of Back to Basics, where you provide photos of your first and newest minis, and optionally a blurb on hobbying. (And some advertising for your own site) Details are also on the contest link.
I missed posting these updates last week due to moving and no internet, so here's the last two weeks:
On the Blog-Fu front, some tips on Blog Stats and how to Index Your Blog, making it somewhat website-like. I posted for House of Paincakes with how to find Cheap Army Containers.
There's also some interesting commentary at Porky's on fate in roleplaying games.. read the update, then use the link in it to find the original article.
Also, as you can see, new layout to the weekly updates. Hopefully this will make the mess of links a little more legible, and depending on the type of hobbyist you are, you can skip links in categories that don't interest you.
*Blog-Fu TIP - I've used text-based headings with backgrounds so that translate tools can pick them up.
Last Week in the Community
I came across a newish blog that seems to have some good tips: http://paintingmum.blogspot.com/
Some master painters are painting up minis to be raffled off for charity. Full details here: http://frothersunite.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=27039
Sons of Taurus is running a writing contest: http://sonsoftaurus.blogspot.com/2011/02/hyperbowl-2011-overrate-underpowered.html
Miniature Wargame Conversion also has a contest, just be a follower! http://miniaturewargameconversions.blogspot.com/2011/02/another-raffle-prize-and-soh-army-list.html
And CVinton offers some tips on expanding your army by reusing models with magnets: http://darkfuturegaming.blogspot.com/2011/01/wargaming-on-budget-expanding-your-army.html
Building a tabletop for wargaming that fits on an existing table: http://bloodofkittens.com/blog/2011/02/03/hobby-for-nothing-roll-for-deployment/
Ron shows off modelling cables: http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2011/01/modeling-power-cables.html
Sandstone/Limestone cliff faces: http://thepaintingcorps.blogspot.com/2011/02/friday-quick-tip-sandstonelimestone.html
Roman at Massive Voodoo has a great base tutorial: http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2011/02/base-of-arkvenger.html
and another on making moss: http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2011/02/tutorial-how-to-create-dosh.html
Some tips on frugalnomics: http://yearoffrugalgaming.blogspot.com/2011/01/frugalnomics-lesson-1-false-economy.html
Porky has some brainstorming tips: http://theporkster.blogspot.com/2011/02/triffles-1-6.html
I'm linking this because it makes me nostalgic enough that I might put "Epic Scale" on my to-do list, and pull out my first army ever. http://wargamingworkshop.wordpress.com/ (Here's an example of what epic scale is all about, from his blog: http://wargamingworkshop.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/epic-chaos-khorne-tray.jpg )
Old School shows off more beautiful minis he found on the forums: http://darkfuturegaming.blogspot.com/2011/02/it-came-from-forums-marco-schulzes-hive.html
Goes to show that stance and posing can have a great affect on how your minis look.
Great lookin Nurgle: http://www.rollwithit.org.uk/?p=2669
Loq is looking for feedback on what makes our roleplaying characters enjoyable: http://aychplace.blogspot.com/2011/02/rpg-characters.html