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 is a Warcraft inspired Hordebloods army.

You can view my Gallery on DeviantArt  to see all my creations, miniature related and otherwise. I do have Twitter and Instagram as well.

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Using Colour Shift Paints

This post is designed to be both a tutorial and review on some of the colour shift paints available today. Many of you are familiar with Green Stuff World's line, but there's also paints available from Turbo Dork which have been creating some interest in the community lately.

What are colour shift paints? Essentially they're paints that are a different colour depending on the angle you're looking at them or the way the light is hitting them. Typically you have one colour in the light and another in the shadow. You may have seen these kinds of things on sports cars or in nature like on beetles and pearls.

You can see an example below, in how the colour shifts between green highlights and purple shadows with the Martian Green paint from Green Stuff World:

Then how it shifts between blue and purple with TurboDork's 3D-Glasses paint:

This post is two parts:

First, I'm going to cover how you're supposed to apply colour shift paints to your miniatures.

Then, I'm going to discuss some alternate Do's and Don'ts when painting with them and include unique techniques that you can use.

Finally, I'm going to summarize my feelings on the differences between the products offered by TurboDork and Green Stuff World.

Full Disclosure, TurboDork sent me a few free samples for review purposes.

Painting X-Wing in Black and White (and Re-Posing a Protectorate Starfighter)

A while back I posted a full article on my X-Wing Miniatures fleet - Core Couriers. I offered some tips at the beginning of that article on how to paint the ships, but wanted to put together a tutorial covering the process in a little more visual detail. In addition to that, you can read how I've modified this starfighter's wings to be in a rotational position. (More on that at the end of the article.)

As a reminder, my primary project are the Hordebloods, so the repainting of this fleet is just a quick tabletop quality process. Definitely comes together well though and I'm a big fan of the contrast between the dark greys and bright greens.

Traders Galaxy - Lamiar Gun Slaves Review

This week I'm taking a look at a company down under called Traders Galaxy. They've got a unique science fiction line of Dwerg, (Dwarves) Tamarin, (Chimps) Technomancy and what I'm looking at today - Cult of Lamiar.

* Full disclosure, they provided a free unit for review purposes.

Above is the miniature I painted while writing the below review and to the left in more of a flesh tone is pictured the miniatures from their website.

You're able to purchase directly through their webstore and despite being on the other side of the world, shipping was pretty quick. Their blog goes into some army background and even has some links to fan codexes people have written if you want to try these armies in Warhammer 40k.

Read through the review below or scroll down to the bottom for the summary.