Category: Hobby

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Painting Chrome Metallics

Chrome can be painted a couple ways – the first is to use actual chrome spray paint or silver as a base, then add your own touches to make it work on a miniature scale. The second is to simulate...

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Painting Mixed-Metallic Composition (MMC)

I say “Composition” because I’m not talking about how to paint metal so much as how to create contrast by balancing painting techniques across a miniature. See, when I began painting Non-Metallic Metals, I found that despite its pleasing tones,...

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Painting Mixed-Metallic Metals (MMM)

Sometimes, a single style doesn’t create the best looking effect. If you combine a few of the other Metallic methods to paint Mixed-Metallic Metals, it can make some nice aesthetic creations. For example, on my Elemental King I painted his...

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Painting Real-Metallic Metals (RMM)

“Real” is a term I’ve dubbed in regards to painting Metallic Metals using paint that actually contains metal. This means you can paint something with iron and have it rust or use copper that patinas green. Even if you don’t...

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Painting Non-Metallic Metals

  This is a simulated look using colour to fake a metal appearance. As an example, using greys for silver, blues for steel and yellows for gold. You might also hear it referred to as a “European” method of painting...

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Painting True-Metallic Metals (TMM)

Over the next while, I’m going to look at different ways to paint metallics. Most people are familiar with “True” and “Non” Metallic Metals, but I use more methods than these two and you’re going to get to read about...

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The Ballbusch Experience: The Nature of Victory

You pal, mentor, and ball-room dance instructor, Cedric Ballbusch here again to give you your dose of semi-informed commentary while we await Thuloid’s next highly literate post, Seasons of the Spirit in a land of endless summer: themes of cyclical...

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Unboxing Kindom Death: Monster

Death never looked so good. In 2013, a small boutique horror miniature company known for exotic and extreme miniatures presented a modest Kickstarter.  It ended with more than two million dollars in funding.  It grew exponentially in volume, bleeding over...

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I have a cunning plan….part 2

I sat down to work after a few days of rest, after all, I am on leave.  Then, it was time to work.  Which actually means the Wife ™  said I could vanish downstairs for a few hours. Don’t judge...