It's Forge World to the rescue with one of their glorious videos from one of their glorious books.
I think I need some private time!
Imperial Armour Volume Two – Second Edition: War Machines of the Adeptus Astartes is a 256 page full colour hardback book showing the large range of Space Marine armoured vehicles from paint schemes to rules and even a glimpse at the vehicles of the Inquisition and the Sisters of Battle, plus some more background on the universe never before expanded on.
For many a year, White Dwarf magazine has showcased amazing armies from all over the world.
If you're Beardy like me you might remember the first time we saw the European entries to Golden Demon with their pastel colours and delicate shading instead of the heavy washes and dry brushing that had been the norm for so long!
Not only was there amazing painting on show, but also some great conversions. Conversions that couldn't help but to inspire.
Well Games Workshop have released their Armies of Renown, a collection of their Army Showcase articles from late 2012 - 2013.
We got our hands on one - and this is what we thought...
I don't know about you, but I've been looking at the Forge World terrain for a while now.
Not only do they have the amazing looking Zone Mortalis range, but with the release of the new Castellum Stronghold it gives us a good chance to look at the other bits and pieces.
Zone Mortalis are a series of detailed 30cm x 30cm resin gaming tiles with wall sections. They connect together to form a labyrinth or passageway or whatever shape you like really!
But they not only have the tiles and walls, they also have doors to fit between the walls, and nifty details like Containment tanks (made of clear hollow plastic) and even a Scribe station with archaic bits and pieces.
There are two series of Zone Mortalis - Series 1 (Alpha, Beta, Delta and Gamma) and Series 2 (Epsilon Complex, Eta Complex, Theta Complex and Zeta Complex) all brilliantly detailed and oh so tempting!
As you can see from below they link together brilliantly and from the info I have read online are light-weight and quite strong for resin.
... as I said - oh so tempting!
Now this is a really interesting article - it takes the Xbox designers and gets them to have a look at the PS4.
Sure, they are competitors, but as far as the design asthetic goes this is a really interesting piece.
I can't personally vouch for these guys, but I've had great luck with them all.
Setting a mood is quite important when sitting down to paint - at least in my mind.
Many years ago I used the unabridged Lord of the Rings on tape to paint by.
It was awesome and really set the mood - it was the early 90s so it wasn't exactly mainstream.
At around the same time Games Workshop partnered with a few bands to provide music for their games - one of them was the greatest band to ever walk the earth: Bolt Thrower - hallowed be thy name - who produced the album Realm of Chaos.
Do you remember the board game HeroQuest? No? Well that's a kick in the teeth!
Sooooo, HeroQuest is one of those old school board games with counters and miniatures and the like - bit like Space Hulk but minus the Genestealers!
Well it's back!
.. and what do you get in this brand new version of HeroQuest?
Update: make that quadrupled...
Citadel Colour have released a new line of "Effects" paints... but are they useful or any good?
It had to happen - all the talk of E3 failure and a disappointing launch games selection had to come to this - hands on gameplay of the new XBox One... and that's exactly what we did this evening!
You may have seen the pictures of the 2013 Slayer Sword Winner from Germany, a guy called "Jarhead" before. There were tonnes of pics of his amazing Blood Angels vs. Tyranids diorama, but today I saw the video up on Bell of Lost Souls and thought that a look into all the time and effort he did would really honour all his work.
Massive Voodoo, an insanely good site for amazing miniatures work (and tutorials) have put the Project Blogs up to read and it's well worth it. The guys progress shits are better than my finished shots!
This is inspirational stuff - hope you enjoy the reading and the eye candy!
Project: War Hounds
Markings of the Great Crusade
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