Friday, December 30, 2016

Mini of the Week 12-30-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

TUTORIAL: Nighthaunts Cairn Wraith


The other week I went over how I painted my Ironjawz test model. This week I have a step by step tutorial on how to paint a Nighthaunt Cairn Wraith which can be used for any ghostly model.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Happy Holidays from Mengel Miniatures!


Seeing as how today is the day after a holiday for many in the US and still a holiday in the UK and Canada I figured I would take it a bit easy and let Santa Pharakh handle things.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Mini of the Week 12-23-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

New Season Colors Painting Competition Winners!


Well the new season is underway and I received a bunch of great entries for this competition, but there can only be a few winners. Find out which teams scored and which were sent to the dugout.

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Truth About Hobby Shortcuts


Everyone is always looking for the next big trick that will take their hobby/painting quality to the next level with minimal effort, myself included. I have recently embarked on a quest to find the best ways to get good looking models with the minimal amount of time put in, but there's more to it than just finding the next great shortcut.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mini of the Week 12-15-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

TUTORIAL: Skaven Deathrunner


When I saw the announcement for the Spire of Dawn box I was bit by Skaven fever. I have always like the rats and decided I wanted to see how quickly I could paint them up for a possible army at some point. Luckily I had the Skaven Deathrunners from the Silver Tower box that I hadn't painted yet, so grabbing one of them I got started.

Monday, December 12, 2016

EDITORIAL: Vanguard Sized Armies in Age of Sigmar


Age of Sigmar is great in the way that it lets you start out small and build your force up as you go. Every size of the game is fun to play and feels like a complete game in a way that 8th Edition or even 40k doesn't. This makes it super easy to spontaneously start a new army without any pressure of having to drop a lot of money at once, which is exactly what I did.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Mini of the Week 12-9-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

REVIEW: Pharos


Pharos by Guy Haley was one of the Horus Heresy novels I was most looking forward to reading since its release. Part of this is due to an awesome cover, but I'm also a fan of Alexis Pollux, the mystery of Sotha, and the Imperium Secondus timeline in general. Luckily it doesn't disappoint.

Monday, December 5, 2016

TUTORIAL: Ironjawz


I was recently toying with the idea of starting a new small 1,000 point force in AoS to diversify my armies a bit and give me a break from painting Tomb Kings and Stormcast. The orruks have always interested me, and after testing out a new way to paint orruk skin using mostly glazes and shades I decided to give a spare 'Ardboy model I had a shiny new Ironjawz scheme to see how it looks, which I have put into this handy step by step tutorial for you!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Mini of the Week 12-2-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TUTORIAL: Heresy-Era Thousand Sons by Em


Today I have a very special guest post be non other than Em, who you may know from Warhammer TV, Twitter, or just her awesome minis she posts online! In this tutorial she walks us through step by step on how to achieve that metallic red look for the Heresy era Thousand Sons without using an airbrush.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Blood Bowl Painting Competition!


In the grand tradition of Mengel Miniatures we're celebrating the release of the newest version of Blood Bowl in the only way we know how, with a painting competition! So grab your team of choice, some paints and let's get started!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Mini of the Week 11-25-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

HOBBY: Micro Set and Micro Sol


Waterslide transfers were always something I avoided. I would just freehand paint everything I could and just leave blank what I couldn't. I had heard of Micro Set and Micro Sol, but for whatever reason put off buying them, but wow, what a difference they make.

Monday, November 21, 2016

GALLERY: Hero Forge Commission


I have done a few of these Hero Forge commissions now, but each one is different and fun to work on. With this latest commission I got a chance to paint some models that were made with Hero Forge's newest material. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

Mini of the Week 11-18-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

REVIEW: Deathfire


With Age of Sigmar in a bit of a lull at the moment, I was finally able to start catching up on the Horus Heresy and for me that meant Deathfire by Nick Kyme. Firmly planted in the Imperium Secondus storyline and more or less a direct follow up to Vulkan Lives, I was eager to see how the tale would continue and was pleasantly surprised by a returning character.

Monday, November 14, 2016

TUTORIAL: Blood Bowl Gordrakk's Gougers Orc Team


Even though I had decided that the Human team was going to be my first painted team for Blood Bowl I decided to give one of the Orcs a go. After a bit of back and forth on how I was going to paint him I settled on a scheme similar to the Ironjawz from AoS.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Mini of the Week 11-11-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

TUTORIAL: Blood Bowl Marauders Team


Today I have a step by step tutorial on how to paint your Human team from Blood Bowl as the Marauders as well as a gallery of my finished team including a 360ยบ video. Unsure on how to paint up your own team, then take a look!

Monday, November 7, 2016

REVIEW: Blood Bowl Gameplay


Last week I had my review of the contents of Blood Bowl and today I have my overview of my first game. As soon as I got my copy I put everything together within two days and called up my friend. So how does the game play and feel to a Blood Bowl newbie like myself?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Mini of the Week 11-4-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

REVIEW: Blood Bowl


I was lucky enough to get an early copy of the newest version of Blood Bowl from GW and I eagerly cracked it open. In today's review I go over the actual contents of the box including the pitch, the minis, and the rulebook.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Endless Deserts Fiction Contest Winners


Today we have the winners of The Endless Deserts Fiction Contest! There were 12 entries in total and all of them great, but in the end, there can be only one.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Mini of the Week 10-28-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

REVIEW: New Games Workshop Texture Paints


When I saw the new texture paints from Games Workshop I was instantly intrigued by their new thicker variations of each color, as well as the change to microbeads. The thicker Agrellan and Martian crackle paints looked the coolest to me, so I picked up one of those and the Stirland Battlemire for an upcoming project to test them out and compare them to their older counterparts.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Switching Gears to Painting Display Models


There are many forms of miniature painting out there, but in its broadest sense we can whittle it down to two camps, tabletop quality and display quality. Both of these require different approaches, and some tabletop painters can't do display quality, while some display painters can't turn out an army. What does it take to transition between the two?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mini of the Week 10-21-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

EDITORIAL: The Lure of Tournament Gaming (To a Narrative Gamer)


I have always been more of a narrative gamer myself, or a "fluffy" gamer. It's always been the story and the models that have drawn me to the game, not the competition. Lately though I have been playing in more and more tournaments, so what happened?

Monday, October 17, 2016

Building a Better: Tomb Herald


Ever since I started collecting Tomb Kings back in 2011 I have wanted to make a Herald on a chariot model, being particularly inspired by the old special character Nekaph. Now, five years later and with that unit not even having rules in Age of Sigmar anymore, I have finally gotten around to building it.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Mini of the Week 10-14-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Endless Deserts: Fiction Contest!


I'm a big fan of people creating their own histories and backstories for their armies and today I have a contest to help promote that along with The Mortal Realms podcast. If you enjoy writing Warhammer based fiction and want a shot at winning some cool prizes then this right up your alley.

Monday, October 10, 2016

HobbyHammer: The Realm Hoppers


Today I have a special guest post from HobbyHammer where they share with us all of the awesome hobby content they are pumping out over at their website. If you love narrative games and alternative ways to play, then they have something for you.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Mini of the Week 10-7-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Age of Sigmar Michigan GT Battle Report


I recently went to the Michigan GT and played in the Age of Sigmar tournament. It was a ton of fun, and since I made it to table one for the last game I figured I would turn this into more of a classic battle report, while also covering the GT in general.

Monday, October 3, 2016

REVIEW: Ahriman - Unchanged


The final book in the Ahriman trilogy by John French may have came out awhile ago, but having just gotten the chance to read it, it definitely did not disappoint. What started out in Ahriman: Exile sees its closure here as the rogue sorcerer seeks to atone for his greatest folly, the Rubric itself.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Mini of the Week 9-30-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

INTERVIEW: Warlords Tournament Winner Sedge


Today I have an interview with Rob "Sedge" Sedgeman, the winner of the Games Workshop Warlords event, Warhammer Livestream star, and Bonesplitterz Wurrgog Prophet. Find out how he got into the hobby, what it was like knowing that hundreds of people were watching him play live, and how he got 2,000 points of orruks painted so quickly!

Monday, September 26, 2016

GALLERY: Tomb Scorpion


From beneath the sands it comes, scuttling forward to surprise its prey, the Tomb Scorpion is finally here! I snatched this guy up when the Tomb Kings were put on Last Chance to Buy and he's been sitting assembled ever since then. With the a local tournament approaching I figured it was the perfect excuse to get him painted.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mini of the Week 9-23-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

REVIEW: White Dwarf Monthly 1


Unless you've been living under a rock lately then you probably already know about the revamped White Dwarf. Gone are the White Dwarf Weeklys and now we're back to a big monthly edition. So how does White Dwarf Monthly number one hold up?

Monday, September 19, 2016

GALLERY: Stormcast Eternals Prosecutors


These guys have been a long time coming, painting them on and off and then suffering a bit of a setback with some damage, but they are finally done! The Stormcast Eternals Prosecutors are some amazing looking models once they are all done, but man oh man do they take a bit of patience to get painted.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mini of the Week 9-16-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

EDITORIAL: Age of Sigmar One Year Out


A little over a year ago Warhammer Age of Sigmar was released upon the world. There was a lot of turmoil within the community when the game first launched, and since then we have had a ton of releases and some pretty big shake ups to the game. So how does Age of Sigmar look one year out?

Monday, September 12, 2016

GALLERY: Tomb Kings Chariots


The Kings gather their power and their legions grow, and in my little part to help them I added a second unit of Chariots to my army in preparation for the Michigan GT. The demands of Battleline call and I answer, and to be honest, you can never go wrong with more chariots.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Mini of the Week 9-9-16


Welcome back to Mini of the Week, where every Friday I will find a miniature from around the web that exemplifies an aspect of our hobby and share it with you.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

REVIEW: Age of Sigmar Legends - Sylvaneth


The latest addition to the Legends of the Age of Sigmar series focuses solely on the Sylvaneth, the fey tree folk of Ghyran. All of their aspects are explored here, from their battle prowess, to the despair felt by them, to the down right spookiness of the Outcasts. So steel yourself and enter the dark corners of the forests, the Sylvaneth are here.