ToP Tip: 3 must have paints for painting white
Painting white isn’t easy, especially if you start from a black or dark basecoat. White pigments are rather weak and often have a tendency to dry chalky or uneven, so you usually need a lot of thin coats for perfect coverage. And by a lot, I mean a lot. However, over the years I tried several white paints from almost all manufacturers out there, and also several approaches to painting white. Here is what I learned: My three must-have paints to make painting white easier.
Review: Eldar/Aeldari Craftworlds Howling Banshees kit
If you ask an Eldar collector what she*he wants, she*he will tell you this: plastic Aspect Warriors. In 2020, Games Workshop heard our plea and, after 14 years, released another Aeldari warrior aspect in plastic: Howling Banshees, harbingers of woe, arguably one of the most iconic Craftworlds units. In this (overly) detailed review we take a look at the sprues, the various Exarch options, compare the models to Jes Goodwin’s concept art and also see how they scale with the former metal Banshees and other Aeldari models.
Review: RGG360° Ergonomic Miniature Holder V2 by Redgrass Games
By now, there are quite a few painting handles out there, and here comes another Kickstarter success from Redgrass Games, the RGG360° Ergonomic Miniature Holder. A pistol grip style painting handle with a cap that rotates. A while ago Redgrass Games released V2 of the…
Tutorial: How to paint jade green ruins that match the Warcry gaming board
In this tutorial, I explain in seven easy to follow steps how to paint your Warcry scenery pieces to match the pale green tiles and grey gravel of the Warcry gaming board.
Showcase: Dominion of Sigmar Timeworn Ruins (incl. paint recipes)
Today I present you a couple of broken pillars from the Dominion of Sigmar: Timeworn Ruins set I painted to compliment my Warcry scenery collection. I chose a muted jade green that matches the pale green tiles on the grey Warcry game board as close…
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Tale of Painters is a blog FOR hobbyists run BY hobbyists in our spare time. We’re blogging since 2011 without a break and bring you model showcases, reviews and tutorials on an almost daily basis. You might have noticed in the last couple of weeks…
Review: Redgrass Games Everlasting Wet Palette Painter Edition Complete Pack
In this review, we find out if Redgrass Games’ Everlasting Wet Palette lives up to the hype of its Kickstarter success, and how a wet palette can improve your painting even if you’re not a wet blending expert or Golden Demon level painter.
ToP Tip: 5 reasons why should use a wet palette (even if you’re not a pro painter)
For over 20 years I didn’t use a wet palette, just random stuff like old CDs to pour my paint onto. I always thought a wet palette is only for wet blending masters and Golden Demon level paint jobs with a lot of intricate paint mixes, but not for me, who uses most paints straight out of the bottle. I didn’t consider a wet palette to be an essential hobby item, but having made the switch, oh, how wrong I was. In this post, I tell you five ways a wet palette will improve your painting no matter your skill level.
Showcase: Warcry Ruins Azyrite Ruined Chapel (with paint recipes)
This week is Warcry Catacombs week! Today I share my Azyrite Ruins from the original Warcry starter set, which are also included in the new Catacombs box. I chose a basic dark grey stone colour for my ruins, with some details picked out in brass, rusty metal, and a jade green that matches the pale green tiles of the Warcry game board. I share all my paint recipes in this post, so feel free to copy or adapt my scheme as you please.
Review: Warhammer 40.000 Battlezone: Manufactorum – Vertigus
Today we check out the Manufactorum Vertigus Battlezone from Warhammer 40.000, a box set that features all the new Sector Munitorum terrain you know from the Warhammer 40.000 Command Edition starter set, PLUS a brand new terrain piece in form of the Auto-choral transmitter. Join us as we take a look at all the sprues and design features.
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