Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Dark Elves Incoming

Dark Elves Incoming

First look at the new Dark Elf release from Games Workshop:
More pictures on Trouble in the Borderprovinces website:

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Privateer Press' Meg Maples is coming to NZ

Ex Privateer Press staff painter Meg Maples, is coming to Wellington on the 15th and 16th February 2014 to run a 2-day intensive miniature painting tutorial.

The class will cover:

· Mini prep—cleaning, gluing tricks, priming
· Basecoating--paint consistency and undercoats
· 2 brush blending
· Glazing
· Freehand
· Faces, skin and hair
· Color theory
· True Metallics vs NMM vs Sky-Earth NMM
· Display base discussion
· How to store minis
· Competition vs tabletop vs display
· Palettes: well vs. wet

The class will run from 9am till 6pm each day and will be an informal Q&A discussion format with demonstrations, small group work and one on one guidance. The class is aimed for painters at all levels of experience. The course will be held at Heretanga College, Silverstream, Upper Hutt.

A miniature will be provided to work on but attendees will need to bring their own brushes, paints and miniature tools (files, scalpels etc). Meg also recommends a W&N series 7 Standard (not miniature) size 2 and a Raphael 8404 size 3 for her 2 brush blending demonstration.

The cost for the two days is $205USD payable to Meg via PayPal (fieldarchy@gmail.com). Payments must be made by November 1st 2013 to guarantee the tutorial—it takes time to get a travel visa sorted!

Go to Meg's blog: here to check out her portfolio and read reviews of previous masterclasses.

Please email Chris Otton (pelarel@yahoo.co.uk) to add yourself to the registration list or ask any questions.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Don Featherstone dies: RIP one of the fathers of Modern Wargaming

Don Featherstone Dies:

Sound the Last Post:
The Father of our hobby passes away after a fall and brief sick-bed.

I owe my obsession to this man. Without him we probably would not have Warhammer (in any of its incarnations) or Flames of War. Amongst other things, he invented the saving roll !

More info on Herman's Blog: http://wargamesobsession.blogspot.co.nz