Blogging and iPads

23 11 2012

Don’t seem to be having much luck displaying the blogs I follow. Maybe I need an app?
Well the App seems clunkier than the web version.


The Weathering Magazine

16 11 2012

I’ve just got issue 2 of The Weathering Magazine from AK Interactive.

This issue is all about Dust.

I’ll post more when I’ve had a peek.

OK impressions.

It feels good, there is a nice glossy cover and the paper is fairly good quality, for almost a tenner it should. I’m not sure including the glamour photographs of Akatsiya are doing the hobby any favours though. Easy on the eye though.

The photographs on the whole are clear and relevant to the text description. Although one section, the figure painting in the centrefold, I couldn’t distinguish between photos 9,10 and 11.

I like the fact that they are not afraid to demonstrate other companies products unlike GW who operate in a bubble.

Nice couple of how to s on diorama bases, always a good thing.

The right amount of advertising, I’ve already bookmarked a couple of companies for future reference.

The next issue is paint chipping and the issue after that is mud. Where do they go after that?

Would I recommend this mag? Yes! It is a bit pricey, the subscription deal works out better value than getting individual issues from a third party vendor. I have the two Forgeworld Masterclass volumes and this compliments them well. If anybody knows of a single volume that has all these topics I would like to know. Also if anyone has seen AK Interactive’s FAQs book I would be interested in hearing their views. At the moment fifty quid is a bit rich as I am unemployed at the moment.

Charity mini

12 11 2012

If you’re into Dredd this is worth giving.

Figure sculpted by Kev White of Hasslfree.

Sign sculpted by Warpy of Warploque Miniatures

This one painted by Dwartist

Eye candy

8 11 2012

I’ve always been a sucker for well painted miniatures so I’ve put my money where my mouth is and funded this on Indiegogo.

Figure Art – An Artbook by Roman Lappat & Raffaele

A high quality artbook showing a personal selection of miniature projects of Roman Lappat & Raffaele Picca including commentary and background information.

Flowers for bases

7 11 2012

Just came across this tutorial.

Looks useful and timely, I’m looking to do some floristry.

I got some sponges from Tiger, nice bright colours and used a cheese grater. Will try using a microplane when GF brings one back from work.

I have to say that the microplane is fantastic.

Why I will not be buying White Dwarf anymore

6 11 2012

I’m buggered if I am going to pay £5.50 for a glorified monthly catalogue. I rashly bought the last issue, thinking the the revamp might be worth a gander.

fifty one pages of adverts before the magazine proper started, and then another eighteen pages of info later on. A whole page devoted to Friendface?

Displaying models against a red background really doesn’t help. Call me an old traditionalist, but white works really well for me.

I’m going to wait a couple of months and then pick it up on Fleabay for a quid.

Mission Statement

6 11 2012

I’m rapidly approaching 50 and thought it was about time I started sharing with the world my lack of knowledge regarding toy soldiers.

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