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Miniatures and Sculpting

Miniatures and Sculpting

  Increasingly, we as wargamers and miniatures painters are faced with a choice: miniatures sculpted by hand, and those that are sculpted using software (what I’ll refer to from here on as CAD – short for computer-aided design). There are pros and cons to both methods. Games Workshop, for instance, designs their minis now via a CAD process (other companies, like Wyrd Games, and many others, do as well), and produces miniatures with the kind of detail that, frankly, a human hand sculpting using dental tools on Green Stuff and Gray Stuff simply won’t achieve. There’s also the added benefit...

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Back in Action!

Back in Action!

  So, as you may have noticed, due to circumstances beyond our control, this blog has been on hiatus for a little while. However, I’m glad to say that we’re back and raring to go.   The thing about a break, actually, is it can be absolutely salutary for your health and well-being. I mean, that’s the purpose of a vacation, isn’t it – to give you some time away so that when you come back, you’re ready for action again. Starting out this year, I was actually on a bit of a hobby break. During 2018, I finished about...

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Miniatures at the Movies

Miniatures at the Movies

    It’s always fun when two of the things you enjoy merge seamlessly. For instance, if you’re a foodie who’s into sports, then watching football on Thanksgiving should put you into your height of glory. Or a food coma. One or the other. Folks who know me know that I love the movies. Foreign, domestic, horror, adventure, romance, musical, whatever, I’m down to watch just about any movie out there. So, when you combine movies with my love of wargaming, for me you get two great tastes that taste great together. Now, by and large, it’s fairly common to...

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The Call of Cthulhu...

The Call of Cthulhu...

    Right around Halloween, I wrote a post here all about how there’s one big, omnipresent type of miniature that’s shambled itself practically into each and every wargame out there: That’s right, everybody’s favorite stumbling, lurching, rotting friend, the zombie. Over the last decade, though, another foe has crept out of the aether beyond the stars, and onto the wargaming tables; after vigintillions of years, boiling up out of their cyclopean, perversely un-geometric tombs, they have some to teach men to revel and slay once again as they did when they came to this earth and the stars were...

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Hobby Resolutions for 2019

Hobby Resolutions for 2019

    Well, it’s December, and so 2019 is coming at us hard and fast. Earlier I wrote a sort of “taking stock” look-back article about 2018 (and wow, what a year it has been, let me tell you), but today, I’m interested in getting back to the future. …See what I did there? Because there’s a movie and… (ahem) never mind… But in all seriousness, I, like many of you, am gearing up for a new year in hobby. What will it bring? Hard to tell. I know that I spent a good part of the late summer and...

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