Need a dose of awesome hobby reading? Then get ready for my picks for Good Reads 47 and be prepared to spend a few hours enjoying some excellent content.
A few weeks back I wrote an article on painting black using some quick and dirty methods. For those looking for a more advanced discussion on the topic, check out David Powell’s post on painting shiny black.
While my Squaduary pledge was a failure, plenty of other hobbyists fished their squads in this final showcase. With at least 40 participants and 205 finished models, I think Rory created a fantastic new event. I can’t wait until next year (I really will complete something I promise!)
If you haven’t seen it already and enjoyed Squaduary or Dreadtober, Swordmaster is hosting Monster March! As the name implies, this event is all about completing a Monster this month. So far it looks like 19 people have started, so grab your nearest monster-on-the-sprue and join in!
There are times I wish that I had picked up Epic as the idea of moving whole battalions and god-machines would be amazing. While John was longing to build a Titan Maniple for 40k, the mortgage needed to do so, pushed him to create this awesome looking Epic version instead.
Vehicle Damage Table
I didn’t start playing 40k until 3rd edition, but reading Spot1cus’ post on vehicle damage tables makes 2nd look like an entertaining beer game. While I would love to see something like this for small games of 40k, it would add another layer to a currently overly complicated game. Perhaps a mini-game?
Monetizing a Hobby Blog
All of us blog for different reasons, but at some point, many of us get tempted to make money off our site from all these “work from home” ads. Jacob does a great job of bringing reality into our niche and how it is possible to earn enough for server costs, but none of us will retire soon.
Painting a Blood Bowl Ogre
I know Rory highlighted Thor’s first tutorial on painting his Blood Bowl Ogre, but I wanted to call out the other two tutorials Thor did as he completed this monster. He put a ton of details into his tutorial, and it shows through onto the model as well.
The New Games Workshop
It’s been very apparent that GW has changed up its internal brief on using social media and how employees can interact with fans. The Jester wrote up some great thoughts about how this has affected his shopping experience with GW, and the individual impact stores can make.
Stained Glass Windows
Will is creating another epic display for a client, but what I love about his work is that he takes the time to create a few tutorials as he goes. This week he shows his tricks to create a stained glass window. By using a sharpie and Mod Pog, it looks excellent for small scale – though the Tamiya Clear paints sound like a pain.
Tips for Improving Your Paint Skills
Yes, I’m sharing own of my articles (it’s cool right?). But I put a ton of work into creating this post on how to improve your painting skills. It’s part two of my series on developing your skills, and I created a downloadable PDF with it as well.
So when I looked back at my list for this post I thought it was extra long because I didn’t write the last Good Reads (thanks again Rory!). But no, these guys have been extra productive this last two weeks!
So make sure you check out all these awesome posts, leave them a comment, and get some hobby done!
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