Chat, Showcase

Stahly’s 2021 Hobby Resolution and Recap of 2020

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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.

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Age of Sigmar, Terrain, Tutorials

Tutorial: How to paint a pink “cherry tree” Awakened Wyldwood

How to paint an Awakened Wyldwood, finished model

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.

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Necromunda, Showcase

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.

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ToP Tips

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.

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40k, Reviews

Review: Eldar/Aeldari Craftworlds Howling Banshees kit

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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.

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