Tutorial: How to paint eyes on your miniatures more easily
Painting eyes – isn’t it something we all struggle with? Ever watched a painting tutorial, wondering how it is humanly possible to hit that tiny slit between those eyelids, let alone painting pupils? Don’t worry, I’m here to help. Over the years I developed a technique that makes painting eyes much easier. Check it out in today’s tutorial.
Stahly’s 2021 Hobby Resolution and Recap of 2020
Another year has passed, and despite all that’s going on in the world, we stick to our annual tradition and end the year with a retrospective of what we’ve painted and share our hobby resolutions for the coming year. Today is my turn, so join for a ride through Nighthaunt, Necromunda, Howling Banshees, loads of terrain, and more.
Tutorial: How to paint a pink “cherry tree” Awakened Wyldwood
Painting an Awakened Wyldwood isn’t an easy feat. It’s a large set with no less than ten pieces of branches to paint for each tree, so you might need some advice. In this easy to follow 32 step tutorial, I’m going to show you how I painted my set in a striking pink cherry (or sakura) tree style, without the need of an airbrush, with just good old washing and drybrushing.
Showcase: “Cherry Tree” Awakened Wyldwoods
I’ve painted an Awakened Wyldwood from the Warcry Souldrain Forest set in a pink “cherry tree” paint scheme. Now I know why Games Workshop dubbed this kit as soul draining, because these trees are probably the least enjoyable models I’ve assembled and painted in a long time. Or, like ever. Anyways, check out the pictures of the finished set.
Showcase: Eldar/Aeldari Howling Banshees of Craftworld Ulthwé (incl. paint recipes)
Anger rises. Death wakes. Painting… calls. I just finished a small squad of the new plastic Howling Banshees in a Ynnari-themed Craftworld Ulthwé scheme inspired by the 2nd Edition era ‘Eavy Metal models. And holy Emperor, these death-dealing ladies take a while to do them justice. Check out all the pictures plus the complete list of paint recipes.
Showcase: Stahly’s Necromunda Armies on Parade 2020 entry
Sunday was the deadline for 2020’s Armies on Parade submission, because of the current global situation, digital-only for the first time. Coincidentally, it was also my first Armies on Parade entry. I entered in the Specialist Games category, and my theme was Necromunda Old vs New: My classic Escher gang clashing with a modern Goliath gang on a mix of classic Necromunda cardboard terrain and modern Sector Mechanicus scenery. Check out a shot of the full board after the jump.
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…
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