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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These days I don't have as much time to write posts, but you can follow along with the catharsis of my hobby by following on Facebook.

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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X-Wing Miniatures - Core Courier Services


A little while ago we started playing the X-Wing Miniatures game and to properly represent the Scum and Villainy faction there were two things I needed to do. First, because it's a miniature wargame, they needed a quick paint job. I'll cover that first. Second, a friend asked, "You're Scum and Villainy - what's your crime?" That got me thinking and I've provided a write up after the jump.
Painting them was quick:
  1. Paint the Ship Bodies
    1. Primed Black.
    2. Airbrushed Dark Grey, Medium Grey, Light Grey, White.
    3. Washed Black.
  2. Paint the Windows
    1. Paint Black.
    2. Thin Bright Green down and carefully paint around each window.
  3. Paint the Trim
    1. Thin Bright Green down and run it between some of the natural hull plates.
  4. Paint the Engines
    1. Paint the engine holes Bright Green.
    2. Paint the center of the engine holes White.
  5. Varnish
    1. Spray Satin or Gloss Varnish over the ships. (Hard Coat)
    2. Airbrush Liquitex Matte Varnish or Citadel Matte Varnish over the ships. (Dull Coat)
    3. Paint Liquitex Gloss Varnish over the windows.
Core Couriers - Front View

Also, for anyone curious about the logo, it's just the "C" from the Star Wars common alphabet doubled up.
Click on through to see individual photos of the ships and read the background I've created for my fleet.

Adventurers in the Land of Olim



My wife and I used to be part of Dungeons and Dragons group and after gaming for a while, I decided to buy miniatures for everyone and paint them up to a basic degree. It was a fun diversion from my Hordebloods project and I managed to find miniatures that were a pretty close approximation of the actual characters themselves.

You've probably seen some of the posts already on the Adventurers from the Land of Olim, but this post will act as an index for the project, touching on the details of each figure with links to each walk through of how I painted most of them.

Axer Blademaster [part 1]


This is going to be the first post detailing how I created my Hordebloods Axer Blademaster. Today, I'll cover the painting stages, later you'll be able to read about basing him and after that I'll post a last post with the final photos.

Got a chance to airbrush more and more smoothly, which I think has finally convinced me I want to get a second finer airbrush. Had a lot of fun making him, always cathartic to paint when life (work) gets busy.