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    New tutorial with ProAcryl paints!

    The latest live session combines the ProAcryl paints and one of the Creature Caster infantry!
    I played around with combinations of the standard paints, Transparents, and even a touch of Contrast...
  2. Gold NMM tutorial: Easterling Kataphract

    Time to finish off the Easterlings! Rumor has it there might be a game this week.


    In the latest live session, I work on some Kataphracts to complete what was begun in a previous Army Painting...
  3. New tutorial on Vellum plants, Skin tones and Blood Effects!

    The first live session of the post convention season was lots of fun, using some Vellum Plants and Blood effects on one of the Untamed Beasts!

    Here's a link to the tutorial:...
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    Snow, Ice and Blood effects tutorial!

    Last night's live session was a fun exercise in creating snow and ice effects! I also added some blood effects in there as well.
    Here's a link to the video: https://youtu.be/2841a4l-3yY

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  5. Creating Lava effects on a WarCry Raptorix... full Tutorial!

    The latest live session features a WarCry Raptoryx, and some fun Lava OSL! Here's the link: https://youtu.be/beYt6XDJF6w

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  6. It seems like all the different dragons have...

    It seems like all the different dragons have them. I'm so used to having to deal with resin issues that I barely even notice these days ;-)
  7. Painting a Viserion bust from Black Heart Models... full tutorial!

    More fun on the latest YouTube live session, this time painting one of the Game of Thrones busts from Black Heart Models.
    Check that out here: https://youtu.be/7ZeDthtY1cw

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  8. Adding leaves and vellum butterflies... a new tutorial

    The latest live session saw a number of fun effects and products, including several from Green Stuff World! I really love the leaf cutters, and this time I put them to use creating a branch with...
  9. New Glowing Effects tutorial! Age of Sigmar Glaivewraiths!

    The latest live session expanded on the concepts of the Army of the Dead tutorial, which incorporated glowing effects and corrosion together...

    Here's a link to the tutorial:...
  10. New Ork Release from Creature Caster! Full tutorial...

    One of my Recent live sessions was quite the marathon as I painted the brand new Ork release from Creature Caster!

    It is huge, and very intricately detailed. You can see the live tutorial here:...
  11. New Live tutorial on NMM and OSL using a Necron Warrior

    The latest live session was a marathon of Object Source Lighting and Non Metallic Metals!

    I had a lot of fun reworking a color scheme that I had done many years ago... here's a look:...
  12. Thanks so much!!!

    Thanks so much!!!
  13. Complete tutorial on the new Builder Stone Thrower!

    I just did a full length tutorial on the Nights Watch Builder Stone Thrower!

    Here's the link: https://youtu.be/ui8bl7gm8nM

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    Thanks!!! :-)

    Thanks!!! :-)
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    The Mountains Men in oils!

    Here's a peek at the latest unit that I just completed. I painted these Mountains Men in oils as part of my Army Painting Series on the Patreon Page.

    I used traditional oils as well as the Mig...
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    Completed Cave Dweller unit!

    Here are some images of the completed Cave Dweller unit!

    If you want to check out the YouTube live session where they were painted, here's the link:https://youtu.be/AyUAj05Xevo

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  17. Thanks so much!!

    Thanks so much!!
  18. New Free Folk Thenn Warriors painted in oils!

    My latest live session was all about those fantastic Thenn Warriors, the most heavily armed and armored folks north of The Wall!

    Here's a link to the session: https://youtu.be/p7R3SRPcR3M

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    Thanks!! I hope that the video was useful! It...

    Thanks!! I hope that the video was useful! It was definitely a very different color scheme for me :-)
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    Baratheon Bonanza!!!

    The latest live session was a lot of fun, as I painted up a Stag Night and some NCU's. There was plenty of NMM in a very new types of color (for me at least!), as well as freehand and even basing!...
  21. Thanks, as always... now it is off to Reapercon!

    Thanks, as always... now it is off to Reapercon!
  22. New tutorial on Renly Baratheon with ProAcryl Transparent paints!

    The latest live session was an interesting experiment as I compared the Contrast Paints to the Monument ProAcryl Transparent paints!

    Check it out here: https://youtu.be/u_Gw-yw5s68

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  23. Thanks so much! It was just fun to see all the...

    Thanks so much! It was just fun to see all the units out there in one place, instead of their cases! Had to take some pics :-)
  24. Knights of Casterly Rock in the GenCon painting Competition!

    We have just returned from GenCon, and it will soon be time to film more painting tutorials!

    While I was there, I entered a few things in the MHE Painting Competition, including the Knights of...
  25. New Creature Caster infantry sized figure painted with Pro Acryl paints

    Here's another live session on the YouTube channel, this time using the ProAcryl paints to work on one of the new infantry sized figures from Creature Caster!

    The tutorial:...
  26. The new Nights Watch heroes box 1 figures painted in a YouTube Live session

    My latest YouTube live session focused on the new Nights Watch Hero box! Here's a link to the session:https://youtu.be/iP1_yc3GDl0

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  27. Finished images of the Lannister Crossbow unit!

    Here's the final images of the completed Lannister Crossbow unit that wss painted in one of my recent YouTube Live sessions!

    A link to the tutorial here: https://youtu.be/r4e9b03jgdk

    I also...
  28. Painting Dark Sword figures with Contrast Paints

    Here's a batch of Dark Sword figures from the George RR Martin range, painted with a mix of Contrast Paints and Reaper paints.
    I also do several rounds of snow technique with the Secret Weapon...
  29. The new Sister of Battle miniature painted with Gold NMM and OSL

    The latest live session sees the New Sister of Battle figure on the Workbench!

    I used the Contrast paints again, mixing them with regular paint to create some Gold NMM and OSL. Here's a link to...
  30. Creating new skin colors mixing in contrast paints on Cave Dweller Savages

    This was another live session where I tested a few experiments mixing the Contrast Medium with "regular" paints to create my own skin tone Contrast paints. I also do some snow effects and blood as...
  31. Using Contrast paints on Lannister Crossbowmen to create an NMM effect

    The latest Live session was even more fun as I painted the Sky Earth NMM effects on my Lannister Crossbows! Here's a link to the video: https://youtu.be/r4e9b03jgdk

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    Thanks so much! I will be doing another live session where I work on the rest of the crossbowmen. All of my Lannister units are being done in the SE-NMM style, which has been a blast! I did a 5...
  33. Using the new Contrast Paints on Free Folks Raiders (and some sneaky SE-NMM) ;-)

    Last night in my YouTube Live session I tried out the Contrast paints for the first time.

    The goal was to see if I could work with them as I normally would with the Green Stuff World Intensity...
  34. Creature Caster Lady of Anguish tutorials

    I have been having a LOT of fun creating painting tutorials using the ProAcyrl paints on the Creature Caster figures!

    Several series are under way, but here are some images and links to the...
  35. Many thanks! These Dark Sword figures are quite...

    Many thanks! These Dark Sword figures are quite ideal for the painting tutorials... fine details and interesting characters!
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    Thanks so much!!

    Thanks so much!!
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    The Mountain

    Here are some pics of the Mountain... which means I am almost done with the "trio". I have this one painted, and the Mountain that Rides (here's a tutorial on that: https://youtu.be/XCMsM5oB3Mc).
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    New tutorial for Joffrey Baratheon!

    Here's the latest tutorial video on the channel... painting Joffrey!

    The link: https://youtu.be/501jT53hFd4

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  39. A new Dark Sword NMM and Freehand tutorial!

    This latest tutorial video for the patreon page had a few fun elements included. I did some NMM, and I also did a quick lesson on making freehand designs that match the base. Here's a post that...
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    Many thanks! The Lion Theme texture roller has...

    Many thanks! The Lion Theme texture roller has been really amazing for getting the units and the trays to become mobile dioramas :-)
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    Cave Dweller Savages!

    Here's a few images of the Cave Dweller Savage color test figures. While I am making tutorial videos for painting those, I already have the basing tutorial on the YouTube channel! ...
  42. Painting Shaggy Dog from the new Stark Heroes box!

    I had a lot of fun making this tutorial video! In addition to a discussion on painting "black" and getting some nice variations along the way, this one has a lot of snow, ice and blood effects in...
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    A new Dark Sword painting tutorial!

    The latest episode of Painting Dark Sword is up on the Patreon Page, and I managed to toss in a few surprises this time. The overall theme is how to paint black/darker colors, with a bit of OSL...
  44. Thanks! It is something that I am trying to do...

    Thanks! It is something that I am trying to do as often as possible... a little easier now that I have a better handle on how is who :-)
  45. Thanks!! Recording the Shaggy Dog tutorial today...

    Thanks!! Recording the Shaggy Dog tutorial today :-)
  46. More characters from the Stark Heroes 2 box!

    I have some more of the characters painted up from the second Stark Heroes box... these have been a lot of fun!

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    Basing the Cave Dwellers now, so that should be...

    Basing the Cave Dwellers now, so that should be fun!
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    Thanks! Yeah, there's lots of competing info ,...

    Thanks! Yeah, there's lots of competing info , but the game is definitely meant to reflect the books. These are so much fun to paint, as are all the Song of Ice and fire minis!!
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    Thanks!! Yeah, this one was very tricky, because...

    Thanks!! Yeah, this one was very tricky, because on one had I was told to paint it as "porcelain", but the armor references I could find from the show clearly showed metal. To make things more...
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    Color test figure for King's Guard!

    I have been having a LOT of fun painting the King's Guard! Here's a color test figure, so that I could do some painting tutorials based on it.

    I also have a video that shows how I prime my Song...
  51. Creating a new setup for video tutorials!

    If you want to get a peek at how setting up a new tutorial filming station can be an 'interesting' experience, here's a post that discusses the kind of craziness that is part of the process.

    I did...
  52. Using Badger Stynlrez primer to pre shade figures with "Primer Painting"

    We have used Badger Stynlrez primers for at least 8-9 years, and always loved them. I used to just put them on with a regular brush, but once I had replaced all my old airbrush gear, I started doing...
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    Excellent! There are some more live sessions...

    Excellent! There are some more live sessions coming, and more units!
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    Using the Vallejo metal medium

    Once I tested out the Vallejo Metal Medium, I knew that I had something quite interesting!

    You can mix this medium with any color to turn it into a metallic paint... and better yet, the more you...
  55. Thanks for the kind words! I have the Kiing's...

    Thanks for the kind words! I have the Kiing's Guard ready for painting now as well! :-)
  56. New army Painting series on the Warrior Sons!

    At last, the Rainbow Warriors are complete!

    It was the most challenging of all the Army Painting series, with a huge amount of effects and techniques to balance.

    Here's a blog post profiling...
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    Thanks!! You can see that technique here: ...

    Thanks!! You can see that technique here: https://youtu.be/dB4qtag5r9g
  58. The conclusion of the Dark Elf Medusae Unit Painting series!

    The final episode of the Dark Elf Medusae unit painting series is now on the YouTube channel!

    You can check that out here: https://youtu.be/nRzc0B4bHrk

    It is part of my Army Painting series,...
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    Flayed Men unit completed images!

    I was able to get some images of the finished Flayed Men unit!

    Here they are in the blog post: https://wappellious.blogspot.com/2019/05/blood-knights.html

    I also did a few live sessions...
  60. Thanks! :-) I can't wait to film the tutorials,...

    Thanks! :-) I can't wait to film the tutorials, and get the whole unit painted up!!
  61. Creating fire effects for Song of Ice and Fire Pyromancers!

    The latest episode of my Basing Techniques series is on the Patreon page, and it was a lot of fun!

    I combined several different materials, including my Sculpey clay texture sheets, along with...
  62. Painting a Color Test figure for the Warrior's Sons

    The latest episode of my Army Painting series is now on the Patreon Page! The Warrior's Sons begin to take shape, and there are some really wild effects to be sure!

    Check out the blog post with...
  63. Color test painting tutorial video for Age of Sigmar Medusae

    This is Part 2 of the Army Painting series on the Dark Elf Medusae unit. The painting process from Shaded basecoat, glazing, midtones to final details is covered.

    The second episode of every...
  64. New tutorial on the 75mm Nocturna Models Sorcerer!

    The latest set of tutorial videos is up on my Patreon Page now, and this time I tackle something truly challenging!

    You can head over the the blog for more info on this, and some images:...
  65. Thanks for the kind words! Hopefully we can be...

    Thanks for the kind words! Hopefully we can be in sync on the other wolves too!

    Make sure to shoot me a note with pics of what you come up with!
  66. Much appreciated! These figures have been so...

    Much appreciated! These figures have been so much fun to paint!!
  67. Thanks! In this case it was simply bulletin...

    Thanks!

    In this case it was simply bulletin board cork... I think you can see some pieces of that in this post (it is the darker material):...
  68. Painting dire wolf Snow from Song fo Ice and Fire

    My latest tutorial video is up on the YouTube channel!

    This time I talk about how to deal with painting white... not just the miniature, but also incorporating that white tone along with the snow...
  69. Basing tutorial using Green Stuff World texture rollers

    Here's a tutorial video on creating glowing rune bases using the Green Stuff World texture rollers.

    I take you through the process of building each base to the "footprint" of a particular...
  70. Thanks for the kind words! I am just about to...

    Thanks for the kind words! I am just about to post a Free Folk version of Brain Trust ;-)
  71. Thanks! I have been doing some similar things...

    Thanks! I have been doing some similar things with the units as well... I have been making unit basing tutorials like crazy! :-) So much on the way!
  72. The Brain Trust... my Lannister NCU's and such

    I love painting all of the Song of Ice and Fire minis, but the NCU aspect of the game is fantastic for game play and painting alike!

    I have been painting dozens of them now, and here's a peek at...
  73. A how to guide painting and basing a Thoth themed miniature

    Here's a live session that I did recently that shows how I based and painted this Reaper BONES mini. I had a lot of fun making the base, and the mini was neat too!

    A link for you:...
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    Thanks! As much as I love the other minis, this...

    Thanks! As much as I love the other minis, this has still been my favorite! :-)
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    Thanks for the kind words! You can see the...

    Thanks for the kind words!

    You can see the snow method (Secret Weapon crushed glass) near the end of this live session where she was painted: https://youtu.be/DAU3njr2Qc8
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    I started up my own Patreon Page in 2017, with...

    I started up my own Patreon Page in 2017, with the emphasis on long form tutorial videos.

    Just about every technique and material is covered in multiple ways. There are roughly 100+ videos, and...
  77. A live tutorial for the Knights of Casterly Rock! Freehand, NMM, basing, etc.

    I had a lot of fun on this YouTube live session, where I worked on my Lannister army for the Adepticon tournament. I try to take you through the process of painting the reds, the horse, the gold NMM...
  78. Song of Ice and Fire Free Folk Raiders painting tutorial with oil paints!

    I have been furiously painting away at all the Song of Ice Fire miniatures for Adepticon!

    Here's a recent YouTube live session where I work on the Free Folk Raiders using oil paints. I work...
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    Most kind! I have been having all kinds of fun...

    Most kind! I have been having all kinds of fun painting these... soon I will be able to do the video battle reports! ;-)
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    Many thanks for the kind words! I have many...

    Many thanks for the kind words!

    I have many more tutorials on the YouTube channel, and the blog has several thousand articles on it now... it's been running continuously for over 7 years, which is...
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    Lady Val painting tutorial

    Here's a recent live session in which I painted Lady Val of the Free Folk!

    A link to the video: https://youtu.be/DAU3njr2Qc8
  82. Full painting tutorial on the New Victoria Miniatures Kangaroo APC!

    Here's a full length painting tutorial that I just completed for the new Kangaroo APC from Victoria Miniatures!

    I had a lot of fun painting this, and you can see the whole process here:...
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    Craster NCU

    I really had a lot of fun painting the new Craster miniature from Song of Ice and Fire!

    Here's a link to the Blog post with more images! https://wappellious.blogspot.com/2019/01/comfy-chair.html...
  84. Flayed Men painting tutorial: YouTube live

    My latest YouTube Live session takes you through the process of painting a Flayed Men in oil paints, using the trusty Mig Ammo Oilbrushers.

    Here's a link for you! https://youtu.be/IkrM2b7xl7E
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  85. Flayed Men painting tutorial: YouTube live

    I guess I can't delete the other post... sorry for the double posting :-) My latest YouTube Live session takes you through the process of painting a Flayed Men in oil paints, using the trusty Mig...
  86. How to use Green Stuff World texture rollers with sculpey to base SoIaF units

    I have a number of articles now on how I base my figures using those amazing Green Stuff World texture rollers. Now I have started to use them to Multibase my Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures!
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    Thanks so much! Yes, that is my NMM... with...

    Thanks so much!

    Yes, that is my NMM... with the patented "greens and purples mixed together make gray" concept. I am going to be filming a series on that unit in just a few days... I am doing...
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    Thanks for the kind words! I will be filming a...

    Thanks for the kind words! I will be filming a tutorial on those, just like the series I did for the Halberds. I try to break down crazy stuff like the freehand into something more manageable :-)
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    Thanks so much! I think our new catch phrase is...

    Thanks so much! I think our new catch phrase is that "nothing replicates nature better than nature!" :-) And it is usually something that you are stepping on or tripping over anyway!
  90. Thanks! I definitely have to make some regular...

    Thanks! I definitely have to make some regular terrain pieces to go along with these steaks :-) https://wappellious.blogspot.com/2018/11/steaks-for-dinner.html
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    I have really been enjoying working on those...

    I have really been enjoying working on those shiny Lannisters! I created a tutorial series around this unit of halberdiers. It was about 12 hours of painting and basing:...
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    Thanks! It was a lot of fun to paint! :-)

    Thanks! It was a lot of fun to paint! :-)
  93. Scorpion Bolt Thrower and crew with snow and ice effects

    This is the first of my Scorpion bolt throwers. I had a lot of fun creating the base, especially the snow, ice and mud effects!

    Here's a blog post that covers it in more detail:...
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    Knights of Casterly Rock

    This was a color test figure for my Casterly Rock Knights, which will be part of my Adepticon tournament army.

    Here's a link to the blog post with more images: ...
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    Song of Ice and Fire Lady Val

    Here is a YouTube Live session that I did recently showing how to paint Lady Val from the Free Folk!

    https://youtu.be/DAU3njr2Qc8

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    The Mountain's Men test figure

    Here's a color test figure for the Mountain's Men unit, which is another upcoming tutorial series!

    https://wappellious.blogspot.com/2018/12/mountains-men.html

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  97. Free Folk Savage Giant painting tutorial

    I painted both of the Free Folk Giants as the subject of painting tutorials... right down to the snow and ice effects on the bases!

    Here's a link to that tutorial on my YouTube channel: ...
  98. Much appreciated! Tomorrow I will post up some...

    Much appreciated! Tomorrow I will post up some of the Free Folk minis! :-)
  99. Thanks so much! I have a unit of the Mountain's...

    Thanks so much! I have a unit of the Mountain's Men on the way done in a similar manner... and the Knights of Casterly Rock as well. :-)
  100. Thanks for the kind words! It has been a lot of...

    Thanks for the kind words! It has been a lot of fun working on these! Much more to come!
  101. Night's Watch tutorial painting series

    My latest Army Painting series for the Patreon Page is now complete, and available for viewing.

    Like all the Army Painting series, I begin with basing the unit and the movement tray. From there I...
  102. Song of Ice and Fire Lannister Halberds

    One of my favorite units to paint thus far has been the Lannister hablerds!

    I made them the subject of a 5 part painting tutorial series, because I wanted to demonstrate how to tackle Sky-Earth...
  103. A painting tutorial for the Song of Ice and Fire Savage Giants!

    There's a brand new painting tutorial on the YouTube channel!

    This time I feature a Savage Giant from the upcoming Free Folk faction. I take you through the entire process of painting, right down...
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    Song of Ice and Fire Lannister Halberds

    This was one of the most fun units I have painted in quite a while! I really enjoyed doing all the Sky-Earth NMM on the army.

    I have a complete video series on how this unit was painted on my...
  105. You can get the purple skin color video as a...

    You can get the purple skin color video as a download here on CMON, or on USB at Kings Hobbies and Games. It's one of six skin color videos!
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    Crocodile games War Gods Chariot team

    This is a project that was truly a labor of love!

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/COOLMINI/EBAY%207_zpsfzecs188.jpg

    We've been painting War Gods figures for many years, and...
  107. Hey folks! I did a number of flesh tone videos...

    Hey folks!

    I did a number of flesh tone videos as part of the kickstarter. Some of these include the Drow skin color, Dark Elf, and even Demonette tones! There are three more "human" looking...
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    Thanks! :-) Here's some pictures of one of the...

    Thanks! :-)

    Here's some pictures of one of the finished figures:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/387669
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    It ain't easy being green...

    This is one of the many Raging Heroes figures that I used to create the Painting Pyramid series of videos. These were part of the original line of figures, including the Blood Vestals, Mantis...
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    That's very cool!!!
  111. He he... I know it seems very chaotic, but there...

    He he... I know it seems very chaotic, but there is actually a very precise plan behind it all. :-) by working more quickly and with the bigger brushes, it 'loosens you up', and frees you from...
  112. He he... I know it seems very chaotic, but there...

    He he... I know it seems very chaotic, but there is actually a very precise plan behind it all. :-) by working more quickly and with the bigger brushes, it 'loosens you up', and frees you from...
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    Yes, this was part of a big Imperial Fists army,...

    Yes, this was part of a big Imperial Fists army, which you can see on the blog!
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    Well, it's been quite a ride!!! The kickstarter...

    Well, it's been quite a ride!!! The kickstarter is almost over! Just 7 hours remain.... many thanks to all who have helped us make that work!!!

    CMON deserves a lot of credit here as well, in...
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    So much going on!!!!

    Well, as a lot of you can imagine, it has been an unbelievably busy year for us... and it got a lot busier!

    For those who follow the blog, you know how much goes into that, with a usual schedule...
  116. Both would be available. Mostly here on Cool...

    Both would be available. Mostly here on Cool Mini, but also from myself and a few other sources!

    Only 1 day left! Hard to believe!!!
  117. Only 48 hours left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Only 48 hours left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  118. Yes, the idea was to create something that could...

    Yes, the idea was to create something that could last! Besides, there are more subjects to cover!
  119. Only 8 days left! Here I am editing a second...

    Only 8 days left!

    Here I am editing a second video for the Rivet Wars KS:
    http://wappellious.blogspot.com/2013/01/a-how-to-video-for-rivet-wars.html
  120. Hey folks! Here's a sample video that I did...

    Hey folks!

    Here's a sample video that I did for the Rivet Wars Kickstarter!!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coolminiornot/rivet-wars/posts/394385?ref=activity

    It was very fun to shoot! ...
  121. Hey guys! A new stretch goal added, with all new...

    Hey guys! A new stretch goal added, with all new videos!

    Plus, I just got word from Reaper miniatures, and they have given their approval to use their figures as subjects for painting videos! ...
  122. OK! The new rewards and pledges have been added!...

    OK! The new rewards and pledges have been added! People are already taking advantage of the "download only" pledge levels. Now there will be "how to" videos on painting the Great Birds of CMON!
    ...
  123. Many thanks! The $20,000 stretch goals have...

    Many thanks! The $20,000 stretch goals have been met! Time for more videos!!!

    Speaking of which, they will be available after the kickstarter if you can't get them all now :-)
  124. Thanks! Much appreciated! :-)

    Thanks! Much appreciated! :-)
  125. Discover the Painting Pyramid Kickstarter!

    Hello to all!

    Well, most of you already know that painting keeps me pretty busy! I know that many of you also follow the blog each day, and listen to me ramble on endlessly about that painting!
    ...
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    Thanks for the kind words!! I am hoping that my...

    Thanks for the kind words!! I am hoping that my new Adepticon armies will be as much fun to look at!! The Tomb Kings are mostly done (just making some new units to change up the army), and I am now...
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    I had some very neat Iwata aribrushes, a Badger,...

    I had some very neat Iwata aribrushes, a Badger, and all sorts of air pressure/condensation controls. I used to use an airbrush for 10-12 hours a day of painting when I did the 2D art. One thing we...
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    Thanks! I have noticed quite the explosion of...

    Thanks! I have noticed quite the explosion of airbrushed minis lately, especially with painting services doing 40k armies. Since I am often "on the road", with only some paints and a few brushes......
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    No, I love it! This is the most replies to a...

    No, I love it! This is the most replies to a thread I have had in years :-) Very fun! And many thanks for all the help on the Kickstarter thing. I will have to announce here on Sunday that I am...
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    Thanks for all the kind words on this beast! The...

    Thanks for all the kind words on this beast! The only thing rougher is the Storm Raven, of which I have done one already (see requisite blog posts under Imperial Fists).

    Anyway, no airbrushes...
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    Thanks! Its bulkyness can be quite unsightly,...

    Thanks! Its bulkyness can be quite unsightly, that's for sure...
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    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a FLYER!

    Yes, this thing finally has actual rules :-)

    It is a big part of the Angels Solaris army which you can see here on the blog:
    ...
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    Thanks! :-) We were looking forward to Finecast,...

    Thanks! :-) We were looking forward to Finecast, since we quite often are asked to do massive conversions to solid chunks of metal (such as the Vostroyan command squad I have on the blog...

    You...
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    Thanks for everyone's help in this quest. :-) I...

    Thanks for everyone's help in this quest. :-) I entered my e-mail in the box, and I am waiting for the confirmation e-mail in return... Hopefully that shows up soon!
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    Thanks! Wow, that is great news! That makes me...

    Thanks! Wow, that is great news! That makes me feel a whole lot better! I will have to go check that out and see what's up...
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    This is the Reaper flow improver. I think my...

    This is the Reaper flow improver. I think my wife uses the Vallejo, so I will have to ask her :-)

    I have a Dark Eldar project in the works now where this flow improver is going to be vital. That...
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    Thanks! Yes, I was quite surprised at how much I...

    Thanks! Yes, I was quite surprised at how much I liked that medium!

    I had been shying away from it for a few reasons, primarily because it has a tendency to make paints dry faster, thus...
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    While I thought that Finecast could be a bit off...

    While I thought that Finecast could be a bit off when it first came out, I didn't expect it to be that bad, and that it would get dramatically worse over time, and not better! I can make better...
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    Thanks! There are definitely some less than...

    Thanks! There are definitely some less than spectacular sculpts, just as you said :-) Some the sculptors are just not as talented. You wonder what some of the random blobs are supposed to...
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    The latest find was the flow improver. It was...

    The latest find was the flow improver. It was verfy helpful with freehand, but I also noticed that you can mix it with the GW base/foundation paints and make them flow as well or better than regular...
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    He he... not much of a break from the armies, I'm...

    He he... not much of a break from the armies, I'm afraid! There is a sculpting/assembly phase going on with both the Dark Eldar (tons of reaver jetbike conversions) and the Tomb Kings. I am also...
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    I am massively bummed that I didn't find out...

    I am massively bummed that I didn't find out about the Reaper kickstarter until yesterday... when it ended! Grrr. I have loved Reaper minis since 2000 when we started switching from 2D art to...
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    Thebroccoli base was very tiny, so for the sake...

    Thebroccoli base was very tiny, so for the sake of stability, I incorporated it in the base.
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    Something very rare for me...

    I almost never get a chance to paint a miniature these days. That sounds a little crazy, given that I spend around 16 hours a day painting miniatures nowadays. :-)

    What I mean is that I never get...
  145. Congrats Chad!! That is truly an amazing piece!

    Congrats Chad!! That is truly an amazing piece!
  146. my results from Games Day

    It was great to see Mighty Chad and all the other CMONers there!

    Well, sad to say, the army didn't win. It was very frustrating, since almost 1/3 of the armies there would not have fit under the...
  147. Getting the Tomb Kings ready for Armies on Parade

    Well, folks, it's that time! I am just about to start packing up the army and such to bring to Games Day. For those of you attending, I humbly ask that you look over the army, and perhaps give me...
  148. It was fun to get accustomed to painting the Dark...

    It was fun to get accustomed to painting the Dark Eldar before I have to get the whole army painted up for Adepticon next year! I am hoping to do something as unique as the Tomb Kings army with...
  149. We had seriously considered getting those special...

    We had seriously considered getting those special ear plugs...
  150. The Golden Demons are downstairs this year. ...

    The Golden Demons are downstairs this year. Heard it from the person running it, so that should be definitive...
  151. Thanks!:-) They started out as Dark Eldar wyches.

    Thanks!:-) They started out as Dark Eldar wyches.
  152. Death Cult Assassin conversions for Adepticon 2012

    I bellieve I posted these to the blog, but not here on CMON. These gals were done for my Grey Knights army for Adpeticon this year.

    Not only did I want to try out big units of these to see what...
  153. We also have hated the sensless shouting, but...

    We also have hated the sensless shouting, but having the Demons upstairs was a pure nightmare for me. If you are doing AoP, you have to essentially be in both places at the same time, and they are a...
  154. There is an on site qualifier for AoP. You show...

    There is an on site qualifier for AoP. You show up with an army, and your are judged against the other on site qualifiers. I am pretty sure that the on site qualifier finished second last year. It...
  155. Cathy and I would love to go to Reapercon (love...

    Cathy and I would love to go to Reapercon (love Reaper minis!), but that is not possible with Adepticon being so close in the timeline. :-(

    I don't know if you have to worry about AoP taking over...
  156. He he... I have said many times that my obsession...

    He he... I have said many times that my obsession for junky resin trophies is bad for my health! :-) I had to make my own nameplate for the AoP trophy. The two page spread in the White Dwarf did...
  157. I would just like to toss in a few thoughts here...

    I would just like to toss in a few thoughts here about Armies on Parade. If you had seen the top 15 entires or so, you would have seen massive amounts of conversion, basing, nice to elaborate...
  158. That is why I focus on Armies on Parade! :-) It...

    That is why I focus on Armies on Parade! :-) It is my Slayer Sword. The Qualifier in in a few days, which means I have been staying up almost all night every night for weeks. OUCH!

    If any of...
  159. Hey there! Thanks for the shout out, and for...

    Hey there!

    Thanks for the shout out, and for getting the ball rolling on this. It has been very crazy year (getting about 3 hours sleep per night for many months), and It will be a massive slog...
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    Thanks for all the kind words !!!!

    Thanks for all the kind words !!!!
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    Feeling the Heat...

    Today I ran across some images of a Carnosaur conversion that predates the version I posted here a few months ago. Seeing this one reminded me of why I chose MY colors the way I did :-)

    When the...
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    Hark the Herald...

    I have a bunch of Forgeworld critters that will be going up on the blog over the next few days, and here is the vanguard:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/306969
    ...
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    Grounded flyer :-)

    Seeing all the hullabaloo about the upcoming flyers for GW made me think about this piece that I painted a back in the day...
    ...
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    I think that I used a combo of charadon granite...

    I think that I used a combo of charadon granite and a reaper walnut mix for the chipped paint. The shadow edge got some black added to that mix...
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    Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

    I just posted this diorama to the blog today:
    http://wappellious.blogspot.com/2012/05/big-bad-wolf-confrontation-wolfen.html
    ...
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    Creepy crawlies...

    Here is one of a pair of Blood slaugher Forgeworld minis.:

    http://www.coolminiornot.com/306076
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/World%20Eaters/Impaler/Blogsmall.jpg

    As the text...
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    Ghazgghkull and such...

    OK, I just polished off the last bits on this mini among a host of other things :-)


    http://www.coolminiornot.com/305875
    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/orks%2040k/small.jpg
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    Thanks for all the kind words! They are always...

    Thanks for all the kind words! They are always appreciated, but most definitely in this case. This was one of those figures where the miniature fights you every freakin' step of the way. Had it...
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    The usual Finecast hell

    I am not going to go nuts railing against Finecast here. All I can say is that I have painted the metal Librarian a few times, and it was far easier to deal with (and much better details) than the...
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    Thanks for checking out the blog! If it is the...

    Thanks for checking out the blog!

    If it is the banner I think it is, a great way to do a paper banner and get that 'wavyness' is to use a glue stick to adhere two sheets together. If you bend in...
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    Thanks for the kind words! I don't really have...

    Thanks for the kind words! I don't really have formulas for many things (in terms of specific names of colors). I have some general shades that I will use in a certain part of the nmm. My starting...
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    I thought that must be the case... :-) Here is...

    I thought that must be the case... :-)

    Here is the foot version, will post tomorrow perhaps......
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    Ah, that's why some of those features seemed so...

    Ah, that's why some of those features seemed so familiar on the figures! It felt like I was painting a 54 mm Tiriel in a way :-) The shoulder armor in particular.

    That scale is obviously much...
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    At long last!

    OK, here is a project that languished forever (or at least it seemed that way). It is the first tiny step in getting out of the gargantuan painting hole!
    ...
  175. Thread: Big Horse!

    by Wappellious
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    Yes, indeed. The tentacles were supposed to...

    Yes, indeed. The tentacles were supposed to represent a Slaneeshy extention of the cloak, just as the face on the other side was supposed to tie into the Khorne elements. I also tried to sculpt...
  176. Thread: Big Horse!

    by Wappellious
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    Big Horse!

    Sorry that it has been so long (once again) since the last post. However, I think most everyone knew that we would be heavily engaged at Adepticon, and that was certainly true!

    It was a whole...
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    Yes, that is about the time that the old hunger...

    Yes, that is about the time that the old hunger nausea starts to click in for me. It is hard to paint when you stomach is making noises so loud that you can hear it over your headphoes and blasting...
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    Alas, poor Yarrick...

    Well, maybe not alas 'poor' Yarrick... he does have a power klaw after all! :-)

    He had been sitting around at almost 85% done for a long long time, until he was rediscovered! I am furiously...
  179. Thanks guys! I also painted a regular defiler in...

    Thanks guys! I also painted a regular defiler in this same color scheme, but the soul grinder was definitely more fun! :-)
  180. Warhammer 40k Tainted World Eaters Soul Grinder

    This figure was part of a very large 40k army which was based on a 'tainted' World Eater army, hence the white colors for the flesh.

    Many of the vehicles have World Eater insignias that are...
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    Vulkan conversion

    I had a blast doing this project. It was fun to collect a batch of bitz, and then tie it all together with some green stuff and brown stuff.

    I love putting the arms of the plastic marines in more...
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    Thanks :-) These kinds of minis are always a...

    Thanks :-) These kinds of minis are always a tough choice.. the whole light vs dark armor/skin/hair, and how do you not repeat what several other painters have likely done with the very same figure....
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    Thanks for the kind words, and for checking out...

    Thanks for the kind words, and for checking out the blog! I try to post new things there at least 3 times a day. For the time being it is almost exclusively image galleries, but as I get more time...
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    Here she is... Miss Sylvania...

    Yes, I have been ranting like crazy about Finecast all day. Not news, really, since everyone else has the same rants, if not far worse. In fact, I think that has been the case. Too bad, really. ...
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    Thanks for the kind words guys! :-) I really...

    Thanks for the kind words guys! :-)

    I really wish I still had this mini, since I am now playing LOTR. It's the only system I actually enjoy at this point. We have a ton of those minis around,...
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    Krell, Lord of Undeath

    I had some fun doing this figure with some newly aquired paints. They were some interesting and unusual colors. They were first used on the metal sections of a batch of dreadnoughts.

    This was a...
  187. Thread: Das Boat!

    by Wappellious
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    Das Boat!

    As the image text states, this was a real interesting project :-) I tried to remember how many individual pieces I had to paint before I could put it together, and failed. I know I even had to...
  188. I added more Hasslefree to the Blog! ...

    I added more Hasslefree to the Blog!

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/Hasslefree%20Minis/SpecialeditionWhitetigerridersingle1.jpg
    ...
  189. Hasslefree galleries being posted to the blog

    Well, since Daytona does not begin until tonight, I am going to take some time today to post some Hasslefree galleries to the blog. I stumbled upon the gallery the other day when I was looking for...
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    Silver Demon winning Arwen 2009

    Like the text blog says, this is part of a trio of Silvers in that category for me at Games Day Chicago.

    Once I get Adepticon out of the way, I have a tremendous amount of LOTR minis that I need...
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    Special edition chaos sorcerer

    Today I posted this image and a few others to the blog.

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/Warhammer%20Fantasy%20Chaos/Tzeentchsorcerer1.jpg

    A link to the CMON post:...
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    Speaking of Celtos minis, I found a few in a...

    Speaking of Celtos minis, I found a few in a folder and posted them to the blog. I think these go back to 2004-05.
    ...
  193. OSL refers to Object Source Lighting. We taught...

    OSL refers to Object Source Lighting. We taught a few seminars on this topic at Adepticon. Basically, if a guy has a flaming sword or torch, you reflect the source of that light onto the figure.
    ...
  194. Some Dark Sword minis on the blog (true scale vs herioc scale?)

    I was transeffring more files to the new machine, and the Dark Sword gallery was part of that. I have been posting some of those images to the blog:...
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    I have had to paint a bunch of soda pop minis...

    I have had to paint a bunch of soda pop minis lately, and I am with you on those. I found them very tough to paint, since there were all those large, flat surfaces which I felt compelled to leave...
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    An old Racham favorite

    As the text on the mini states, I ran across an old Confrontation gallery of mine, and this caught my eye. To have a whole WFB unit comprised of minis like this would make quite a visual impact! I...
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    It was our first Adepticon in 2007 which really...

    It was our first Adepticon in 2007 which really opened our eyes to a very different world of miniature painting. We had painted little or no GW minis outside of blood bowl figures prior to that. We...
  198. A return to Reaper... more posted to the blog

    Here is another batch of Reaper minis posted to the blog.

    http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Wappellious/NewestTHOR.jpg
    ...
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    He was a real beast, since he had been assembled...

    He was a real beast, since he had been assembled before I got him. I had to saw him off of the base he was on, and try to file all the mould lines in that post assembled state! It was also very...
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    This will be a very interesting year for me at...

    This will be a very interesting year for me at Adepticon. I am supposed to be doing tournaments on all three days. Ouch. I have started painting the Tomb Kings, althought I have a lot of scratch...
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