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Colourful Cavalry, Part Two

Posted on Jan 18th, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Horses in colours other than brown! Armour in colours other than silver! Dogs and cats living together! Chaos and disorder! Well, something…

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Colourful Cavalry: Armour as well as horses!

Posted on Jan 9th, 2018 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've posted links to horse painting articles and tutorials before, including the exhaustive "horse of a different colour" series over at Trouble at…

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Modular River, Part Seven: Resin Complete!

Posted on Sep 6th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Hope everyone had a good Labour Day long weekend, if that's a thing for you, and a good return to school, if that's a thing for you and your…

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Modular River, Part Five: Resin Water Effects

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I had used basic hardware store 5-minute epoxy glue for the swampy pond test piece, and had more or less intended to just keep doing that for all ten…

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Swampy Pond Resin Water Test

Posted on Aug 3rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 5 Comments

I started a pond as a test piece just before starting the whole river section project, and it's been progressing one or two steps ahead of the rest…

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Modular River, Part Two: The Bridge Begun

Posted on Jul 20th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Realized I forgot to include the photo of the river modules with the air drying clay banks in place, so let's start off with that! I rolled clay…

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Modular River, Part One

Posted on Jul 18th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

A relatively large modular river setup has been on my Things I Want To Build list for years. I went through the excellent set of scenarios that come…

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Stone Outbuilding Finished

Posted on May 17th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Glued down the towel thatching, slapped a coat of paint over the small stone building, added the door, and declared it done! The towel got cut…

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A Quick And Simple Pond

Posted on Apr 30th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been wanting do some more area terrain - mostly flat pieces to serve as rough ground, forested areas, and the like - for a while now. With the…

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Half-Timber Dovecote, Dampfpanzerwagon Style: Part One

Posted on Apr 25th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As I mentioned in my last post about the things I brought home from Trumpeter Salute, one of them was a copy of Issue #87 of Wargames, Soldiers, and…

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Links of Interest, 24 Feb 2017

Posted on Feb 24th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Last time I mentioned a couple of YouTube painters that had good series of to-the-point, well-edited painting videos. Victor Ques is another I should…

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Links of Interest, 15 September 2016

Posted on Sep 15th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been spending some more time on YouTube recently, rummaging around the wargaming-related channels. I don't have the time or the patience for the…

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Quick Infinity Terrain: Food Booths

Posted on Mar 25th, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

One of the goals with the space station terrain set was to make the whole thing look like not just a collection of tactically interesting obstacles…

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LInks of Interest, 5 Sept 2014

Posted on Sep 5th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Just to prevent this place becoming all-Blood Bowl, all the time, some semi-random interesting links. Over on Lead Adventure Forum, I found the…

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Stonework & A New BB Scoreboard

Posted on May 19th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A while ago via Google Plus, I stumbled over the Terrain Wench and her work, specifically the nicely done Lizardman spawning pool she had created.…

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Crocodilian Logos with Inkscape

Posted on May 8th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So I decided that my primary Blood Bowl team, made up of Impact Miniatures Sarcos crocodiles (run as Lizardmen in BB) needed a team logo. I spent…

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Trying A Wet Palette

Posted on Mar 21st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I'd heard of "wet palette painting" before, but for no particular reason hadn't sought out information on the technique or looked into it at all.…

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New Scatter Terrain, Part One

Posted on Feb 19th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Having done hedgerows and fields, I wanted some rougher, more overgrown terrain, and I also wanted to start experimenting with tree creation, as…

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Look, Up In The Sky…

Posted on Jan 26th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

...it's a bird, it's a plane... well, actually, it's a flying stand to get my existing SPAD and Nieuport fighters onto the table properly! The…

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Plowed Fields with Hot Glue

Posted on Jan 25th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

As a break from painting up Russians, last night I broke out the scenery supplies and started in on a new set of plowed field pieces. I like fields…

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Towel Thatch, A Photo Tutorial

Posted on Apr 17th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

A few people on the Lead Adventure Forum and elsewhere have asked how the thatch on my various Russian buildings was done, and I"ve been promising…

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Scenery and Terrain Vids on Youtube

Posted on Apr 11th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 4 Comments

I don't spend a lot of time rummaging around on Youtube, so up until recently I'd missed the immense amount of wargaming material there, especially…

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Transporting the SPAD

Posted on Apr 9th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Almost all of my gaming is done away from home, at other houses, up at the university on the weekend (our local miniatures group takes over a…

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Fiskars Circle Cutter Review, and Markers for M&B

Posted on Feb 24th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Back one of the before-Christmas sales, I picked up a Fiskars circle cutter on deep discount from one of the local art supply stores. It's been on my…

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Flags & Banners from Greenstuff

Posted on Jan 8th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

This is not really a new idea, but it's one that I only twigged to in mid-2011, so it's fairly new to me. The idea of using greenstuff for flags and…

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Small Tools of Great Use

Posted on Jul 5th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Here's something I bought largely on a whim from a local craft store that has proven unexpectedly useful. It's a 2oz (60ml) sprayer, cost about $2,…

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Scenery: Plowed Fields

Posted on Jun 9th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

First scenery project in quite a while, I've done lots of figure painting over the winter and spring but no scenery. I pulled the top layer of…

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Shoreline Part 2 (Sort of…)

Posted on Mar 4th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

[F]ound, buried in my harddrive, another couple of forgotten work-in-progress shots from the first round of shoreline/riverbank construction back in…

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Shoreline or River Bank Terrain Pieces

Posted on Feb 26th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

These riverbanks or shorelines made from picture-framing board (mattboard). I did the first set back in 2009 and another batch in the winter of 2010.…

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Dirt Roads from Caulking

Posted on Feb 18th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

A graphic tutorial I whomped up for the heck of it, as usual in the incomparable Inkscape. Because Inkscape has been getting a…

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Pulp Design Tools & Resources, Part Three: Inspiration

Posted on Feb 17th, 2011 - By The Editors - 1 Comment

A necessarily brief, personal and idiosyncratic tour through some websites with noteworthy archives of 1920s/30s posters, postcards, luggage tags and…

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Pulp Design Tools & Resources, Part Two: Fonts

Posted on Feb 15th, 2011 - By The Editors - 1 Comment

This is the second in a series of posts (three or more) aimed at introducing gamers to some of the resources out there they might not be aware of for…

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Pulp Design Tools & Resources, Part One: Inkscape

Posted on Feb 12th, 2011 - By The Editors - 2 Comments

Everytime Corey or I post player aids, faux-vintage ads, building signs, faux magazine covers or similar to forums or elsewhere, there's always…

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Repainting Commercial Stone Walls

Posted on Jan 17th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Pegasus produce a range of prepainted plastic 28mm wargaming scenery; all the stuff I've seen has been well cast but mostly badly painted. The stone…

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Two CD Terrain Tutorials

Posted on Sep 18th, 2010 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Two photo tutorials I did a while back, both on CD-based terrain. Full-sized (fully readable!) original on Flickr. Full-sized (fully…

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