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.

Monday, May 20, 2019

REVIEW: Forbidden Power


It's been a year since Age of Sigmar 2 was released and now the next stage in the Soul Wars is upon us, Forbidden Power! So what does this box contain and what exactly does the new book hold within its arcane pages?

Friday, May 17, 2019

Mini of the Week 5-17-19


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 15, 2019

Miniature Photography: Tips and Tricks


If you enjoy painting models, and also take part in the online hobby community, then properly photographing your models is a pretty important skill to have. It may seem like an afterthought, but if you take the time to learn a few basics, you can vastly improve the pictures of the models you've poured a ton of time and effort into.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Mini of the Week 5-10-19


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.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

GALLERY: Kurdoss Valentian, the Craven King


I really love the model for Kurdoss Valentian and how he fits into the lore of the Nighthaunts and have finally found the time to paint him up. This guy, along with Olynder, and the Black Coach are true centerpiece models for the army.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Mini of the Week 5-3-19


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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

REVIEW: Hedonites of Slaanesh


It's finally here, the Battletome everyone has been asking for since the launch of the game, the Hedonites of Slaanesh! What does the tabletop hold for the Dark Prince? What has happened to him since the end of the world-that-was? Read on and find out!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mini of the Week 4-26-19


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, April 24, 2019

Play On (or Reasons Not to Concede)


We've all had those games where you know it's over from a very early point. You've either been beaten into submission, or done so to your opponent, and there is practically no mathematical way for you to bounce back from it. So what do you do? Do you concede and end the game, or keep playing?

Friday, April 19, 2019

Mini of the Week 4-19-19


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, April 17, 2019

REVIEW: Fyreslayers Battletome 2019


The Fyreslayers were one of the first armies to get released for Age of Sigmar, and the second all-new faction after the Stormcast Eternals. Now that we're firmly into the second edition of the game they've gotten a new lease on life with a brand new Battletome complete with updated lore, new warscrolls, and a ton of new artifacts and traits!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Mini of the Week 4-12-19


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.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The 8th Wonder of Ghur: The Final Confrontation


Everything must come to an end, even our Tale of Four Warlords, the 8th Wonder of Ghur. After seven months of hobbying, all four warlords met one fateful evening at Adepticon to finally settle the matter, who would claim the 8th Wonder as their own?

Friday, April 5, 2019

Mini of the Week 4-5-19


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.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Black Procession: Nighthaunt at Adepticon 2019


The Age of Sigmar Championships is always the crown jewel of the yearly events I go to, and this year was no different. I took my Nighthaunts to Chicago for the first time with their new Battletome and I was ready tackle the tables and get some amazing games of Warhammer in!

Friday, March 29, 2019

Mini of the Week 3-29-19


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, March 27, 2019

TUTORIAL: Darkoath Godsworn Hunt


As soon as I saw the teaser for the Godsworn Hunt warband for Underworlds I knew I was going to paint them up. There's just something so cool and unique about the Darkoath aesthetic within the universe of Age of Sigmar. These smaller warbands also let me put a little more time and experimentation into them.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Mini of the Week 3-22-19


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, March 18, 2019

REVIEW: Blades of Khorne Battletome 2019


Khorne has been a prominent player in the Age of Sigmar since the game's launch, so it's no surprise that it is the second most updated Battletome right behind the Stormcast Eternals. So what's changed in the third and most recent iteration of the angriest of Chaos armies?

Friday, March 15, 2019

Mini of the Week 3-15-19


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, March 13, 2019

Tale of Four Warlords: Blood Sisters and Medusae



All good things must come to an end, and this is the final month of the Tale of Four Warlords. With the completion of my Blood Sisters and the Bloodwrack Medusa my 1,000 points of Daughters of Khaine are finished and ready for Adepticon.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Mini of the Week 3-7-19


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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Playing to Your Strengths


Almost everyone has a play style that they favor. You may not consciously be aware of it, but I bet you probably gravitate towards certain armies over others. Is this okay or is it something you should try and break out of to broaden your horizons?

Friday, March 1, 2019

Mini of the Week 3-1-19


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, February 28, 2019

REVIEW: Gaunt's Ghosts - Anarch


I have been a huge fan of the Gaunt's Ghosts series since I started in the hobby back in 2000 and this is probably one of my favorite entries in the series so far. Anarch is the culmination of every book in the series that's come before it, with some huge emotional moments and plot payoffs. What surprises are in store for the Tanith First and Only in this outing?

Friday, February 22, 2019

Mini of the Week 2-22-19


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, February 20, 2019

REVIEW: Battletome Skaven


There's something quintessentially Warhammer about the Skaven. For me they have always been one of its most unique and iconic creations and now they finally have their own Battletome for Age of Sigmar. So, what surprises does the Horned Rat have within its pages?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mini of the Week 2-15-19


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, February 11, 2019

REVIEW: Battletome Flesh-eater Courts


Flesh-eater Courts now join the ranks of Stormcast and Khorne for having a second version of their battletome. They were one of the last battletomes to come out before the first General's Handbook, and now they get the full second edition treatment, so what's changed?

Friday, February 8, 2019

Mini of the Year 2018


The votes are in, and you've chosen from amongst the 10 most popular Minis of the Week from 2018. So who will take home the title of Mini of the Year?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tale of Four Warlords: Sisters of Slaughter


After venturing into some of the more esoteric choices in the Daughters of Khaine army over the past few months, it was time to add a classic staple; the Sisters of Slaughter. While these balletic psychopaths are fairly similar to the Witch Aelves in terms of painting, they do add their own little flourishes and touches.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mini of the Week 2-1-19


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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mini of the Year Voting 2018


It's been another full year of Mini of the Week entries, which can only mean one thing, it's time to vote for the Mini of the Year from 2018!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Mini of the Week 1-25-19


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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The "Competitive" Army


How "competitive" an army is is something we hear come up a lot, but what does it really mean? Unfortunately I think it's become a bit of a buzzword lately and lost some of its context, so lets take a look at the meaning behind the phrase.