Friday, November 8, 2019

Mini of the Week 11-8-19


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.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Mixing Your Own Colors


Mixing colors while you paint is a time honored tradition. Back in the day when the paint range didn't have 30 shades of green this was a necessity as well. What do you do though when the mixed color is a vital part of your army's color scheme though and not just a one off?

Friday, November 1, 2019

Mini of the Week 11-1-19


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.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

REVIEW: Ogor Mawtribes


One of the hungriest armies in Age of Sigmar has finally made their triumphant return in the form of a combined book for the Gutbusters and the Beastclaw Raiders with Ogor Mawtribes! While a bit of a refresh for the Beastclaw, this is our first real look at the Gutbusters within the Mortal Realms, as well as brand new rules for both of them!

Monday, October 28, 2019

REVIEW: Ossiarch Bonereapers


The newest Mortarch on the block is finally here with his whole army in tow. The Ossiarch Bonereapers have arrived to terrorize the Mortal Realms in Nagash's name. So who are these boney constructs and how do they play on the tabletop?

Friday, October 25, 2019

Mini of the Week 10-25-19


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.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Army Painting: The Art of the Shortcut


Army painting can take a lot of time. It's something we all know. This is especially evident when you're trying to paint it all in one go with a deadline as opposed to gradually over time. So how do you make this more manageable and speed it up a bit?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Mini of the Week 10-18-19


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 16, 2019

SHOWCASE: Oscar Lars' Maggotkin of Nurgle Army


Today I have a special guest article by painting phenom Oscar Lars as he shows off his recently completed Maggotkin of Nurgle army! This army is disgustingly beautiful in all of the right ways. Without further ado, Oscar Lars!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mini of the Week 10-11-19


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.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

REVIEW: Orruk Warclans


'Oi, da new Orruk Warclans Battletome is finally here! Gather round ya gits and take a look at da strange glyphz printed on da pages. Those squiggly lines make my 'ead hurt, but da boss sayz they mean somethin' good. As long as we can get into a good scrap!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Mini of the Week 10-4-19


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.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

REVIEW: Cities of Sigmar


One of the most anticipated Battletomes is finally here, the Cities of Sigmar! This gigantic tome combines all of the remaining units from the Grand Alliance Order book that are staying in AoS into one place all while expanding the lore on the cities of the Mortal Realms. The gaming options in here are staggering, so let's take a look!

Friday, September 27, 2019

Mini of the Week 9-27-19


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.

Monday, September 23, 2019

REVIEW: Warhammer Underworlds - Beastgrave


The third season of Warhammer Underworlds is upon us, and for the first time it's outside of Shadespire! What is Beastgrave and what changes does this newest iteration of the game bring with it? Read on to find out!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Mini of the Week 9-20-19


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 18, 2019

REVIEW: Warcry - Monsters and Mercenaries


The first expansion for Warcry is already upon us in the form of Monsters and Mercenaries and it contains, well, monsters and mercenaries. What exactly does this mean for the game though and what else sits between the covers of the book?

Friday, September 13, 2019

Mini of the Week 9-13-19


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.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Picking Up The Thread: Continuing an Old Project


As much as we may intend to finish an army or project in one go, life often complicates things. It's not uncommon to have to set aside a project and revisit it at a later date, or maybe you just want to add something new to an older army. This can present its own set of challenges to overcome though, so today we're going to take a look at continuing an older project.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Mini of the Week 9-6-19


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 4, 2019

The One Where Mengel Miniatures Gets a Patreon!


Today's post is slightly on the smaller side, but is big news for Mengel Miniatures as a website. I've officially launched a Patreon page for the site! Read on to find out what that means.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Mini of the Week 8-30-19


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.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

NOVA Reveals First Thoughts


Last night had the big reveals at Nova for pretty much every game system that Games Workshop produces, and wow, these are some pretty cool and exciting reveals. Let's take a quick look at them as well as some of my thoughts on the preview.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Mini of the Week 8-23-19


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.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hobby Discipline


We've all heard the terms hobby wobble and hobby butterflies and we've all probably suffered from those very things every now and then. As I find myself daydreaming up lists and purchases for new armies while I'm still working on finishing several other projects I figured I would take a look at the idea of hobby discipline and what that means.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Mini of the Week 8-16-19


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, August 14, 2019

REVIEW: Stormvault Board Game


This is now the second round of Barnes and Noble exclusive games released from Games Workshop, consisting of Dreadfane, Combat Arena, and Stormvault. I haven't gotten any of the first round of games, though I have heard Blitz Bowl is really good, but I was lucky enough to have been sent a copy of Stormvault to check out. So, what do these self contained board games bring to the table?

Friday, August 9, 2019

Mini of the Week 8-9-19


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, August 7, 2019

The Art of the Tutorial


If there's one thing I've done a lot of, it's painting tutorials. I've been creating them in some form or another ever since I launched this website properly back in 2014. Lately I've seen a lot more people creating painting tutorials of their own to share with the community, so I figured I could put together a few tips and tricks I've learned over the years.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Mini of the Week 8-2-19


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, July 31, 2019

The Legion of Grief Invades Ohio: Rend 4 Tournament Coverage


Recently I went to an awesome two day AoS tournament in nearby Ohio hosted by the Rend 4 gaming group. This was my first time attending one of their events and also my first outing with the Legion of Grief, so how'd it all go?

Friday, July 26, 2019

Mini of the Week 7-26-19


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, July 24, 2019

REVIEW: Warcry Starter Box


The most anticipated game of 2019 is almost upon us! Warcry looks to take the Age of Sigmar into a whole new level of gaming, the skirmish level, and the boxed set for it it absolutely chocked full of Chaotic goodness. So what's inside and how does it fare?

Friday, July 19, 2019

Mini of the Week 7-19-19


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, July 17, 2019

REVIEW: Sylvaneth Battletome 2019


The Sylvaneth were the first Battletome to get the full treatment of spells, traits, and abilities back alongside the launch of the first General's Handbook. Now they're back with a full AoS2 makeover and some new Endless Spells. So what lurks within the woods today?

Friday, July 12, 2019

Mini of the Week 7-12-19


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, July 10, 2019

Mengel Miniatures Turns 5!


This day five years ago is when I first started treating Mengel Miniatures like a real website, with regular content every week! It's hard to believe it's really been that long, but here we are. I thought it would be fun to celebrate this milestone with a bit of a look back at the site over those years.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Mini of the Week 7-5-19


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, July 3, 2019

Painting Your Passion


I think most of us have a passion project when it comes to the hobby. That one army or faction that you keep cycling back to no matter how many new avenues you try to explore. For me that's the forces of Death in AoS, and at the moment, the Nighthaunt in particular.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Mini of the Week 6-28-19


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, June 26, 2019

List Building: The Rule of Cool


When I'm preparing for an event, there are a number of things I take into consideration. What army I want to take, how effective it will be, are there any cool new things I want to try out, and how does the force look when laid out as an army?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Mini of the Week 6-21-19


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.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

REVIEW: The General's Handbook 2019


It's that time of year again, General's Handbook season! With the turning of the calendar we get an updated set of Open, Narrative, and Matched Play rules including updated points. So what does 2019 hold for the Age of Sigmar?

Friday, June 14, 2019

Mini of the Week 6-14-19


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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Contrast Paints: Initial Thoughts Part 2


Now that I've had more time with the new Contrast Paints, including the base paints in pots and the all important Contrast Medium, I've been able to push and explore what makes this new range so cool and unique! If you painted with Shades in the past, or are familiar with water colors then you'll really like what can be done.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Mini of the Week 6-7-19


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.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Contrast Paints: Initial Thoughts


The new Contrast Paints are almost here, and I was lucky enough to get an early go at using them as well as a review set to play around with. So what do these new paints bring to the table?

Friday, May 31, 2019

Mini of the Week 5-31-19


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, May 29, 2019

Interview with a Mortarch: Deke Johnstone


Today I have an interview with Deke Johnstone, the creator and lead admin on the Death Grand Alliance Facebook group. Not only is he a pillar of the community, but he also has an extensive collection of Death models painted to a fantastic standard and littered with gorgeous conversions.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Mini of the Week 5-24-19


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.