Category Archives: Sculpting and Painting

Building a Man Cave

So I recently moved house, all the way from down south in Bath upto Sunny Sheffield in Yorkshire. This also meant we were able to purchase a much larger property, and I finally get a room to myself, a man … Continue reading

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Euro Militaire 2010

Euro Militaire is a two day show aimed at modelers, is hosts one of the largest miniature painting contests in the country and attracts entrants from all over the UK and Europe. This year saw a jaw dropping 1000 + … Continue reading

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Painting Camouflage

Regardless of weather we play historical or Sci-Fi at some point we’ll need to paint camouflage on our armoured vehicles or infantry. Getting it to look right is half the battle, so I surfed the web looking for decent tutorials … Continue reading

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A sculpt along-a great idea, so get involved.

Over on Griffon guides, the sculptor and demon winning painter James Griffin is running a cool concept called a sculpt along, he sculpts a mini and you follow his blog learning to sculpt your own. I think this is a great idea … Continue reading

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Winter Basing, Painting Techniques and weathering

Well its that time of year, snow is falling, its cold and you suddenly want to make winter bases for your pending army. Well I decided to trawl the net looking for some of the best tutorials on painting winter … Continue reading

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Using Historical Fencing Manuals for Reference (Part 3)

Medieval Longsword The Medieval longsword, “langenschwert,” or “spada a due mani,” was a specialized form of the “knightly” cruciform sword that developed in the early 13th century. Although initially developed to combat reinforced mail armour, by the mid-15th century, the … Continue reading

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Using historical Fencing Manuals for reference (Part 2)

1.33 Sword and Buckler Produced by an unknown author and illustrator, “Fechtbuch I.33” is an anonymous German manuscript from approximately 1300. It is highly significant as the earliest surviving manual of swordsmanship. Known as Manuscript I.33 (and pronounced “One thirty-three” … Continue reading

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