Wargaming Tradecraft: Weekly Update


Weekly Update

Quite a lot of stuff going on this week.

I kicked off the week with how to clean mold lines and followed it up with info about hobby knives, how to sharpen knives and rust erasers.

I've also began my exploration of punk art with my post on bringing new painting styles to the hobby. There's been some great responses and I'll be following up on it.

I've made a few tweaks around the site, the first of which is cleaning up some naming confusion and making "Wargaming Tradecraft" stand out. (You'll notice this affects my feed settings too if your reader automatically updates and sorts by title) Topics have been cleaned up as well, less specific items, more categories. Under my archives, I've added a list of the 5 most popular items as a way for new visitors to see what might interest them. I've begun collecting links to miniature lines and custom sculptors on the Resources page. Finally, I've also added an "e-Mail" link under my Gallery link to the right. (It's semi-secured against spam bots, so fingers crossed)

Games Workshop has announced that this coming Friday, the tickets for Games Day 2011 will be going on sale.

MassiveVoodoo posted a really nice and easy tutorial for making stonework walls/floors. http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/tutorial-making-brick-walls.html and another for making simple little buskets http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/tutorial-making-bucket.html

And then there's this guy who goes overkill: http://www.009.cd2.com/members/how_to/nouaillier_a.htm
(but incredibly well)

More goodness over at From the Warp as Ron has a nice tutorial on creating your own custom Librarian models: http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2010/11/librarian-psychic-hood-conversion.html

I want to point out Gimnir's post on some of his dwarves:
Now THAT is an epic stand for minis on the field.

Take some time to read and see an excellent post at Double 0 Sven regarding taking photos of your battlefield: http://double0sven.blogspot.com/2010/11/secret-agenthow-to-create-atmospheric.html

I was impressed by this shot from Gibbtall on DeviantArt. He makes lava look pretty good. I'm pointing this out mainly for the fact that the colours aren't blended so you can see the steps used to create it.

While checking out some of the new adds to the HoP, I have got to say that TheBaron has made an awesome Nid drop pod: http://withoutwhichnot.blogspot.com/2010/11/pods-and-daemons-and-cryxoh-my.html

I really gotta get me an airbrush: http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3352ds

And wow, just wow - you want to make a portal? Here's a genius method I found on Warpstone Flux, as originally created by John's Toy Soldiers/


  1. I'm very honoured that you recommended my blog :)
    Thank you very much!

    Double 0 Sven

  2. There's some great tips and I like seeing recognition where it's deserved :) You're most welcome.

  3. Another set of great links. I ended up subscribing to two of the blogs you mentioned. Thanks again!


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