Tainted Grail, the End of the Dwarves, Bugbear Warriors, and Colorshift.

Tainted Grail If you've been following the saga of my experiences painting miniature figures, you may remember that a big incentive was to paint the elaborate miniatures that I knew would come with the game Tainted Grail. It finally arrived last month. As a game, it's a great experience; in fact, as I type this, I hope…

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Contrast Paints, a Golden Dwarf, and Contrast Medium

This post is a continuation of a previous post in which I compared some contrast paints on my favorite test miniature, the Dwarf Brewer. More contrast paint colors In that post I separated the warm colors from the cool colors. I'll continue to do that here, even though I've only got one autumnal color in this new…

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Contrast Paints and a Metal Dwarf

As I promised in an earlier post, here's a set of photos of my test work on painting Dwarf Brewers. I ordered about twenty of these miniatures via Amazon, and I believe those orders had to be distributed among several different game stores. If those stores wondered what one person wanted with all those Dwarves, this post…

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Vindication of the Dragon at the Edge of Darkness

With a title like that, you may think this post will be fanfic. Sorry to disappoint you, but it's another one of my miniature-figure painting posts. It's long, as usual, but this time its length is due to lots of pictures. Yay, pictures! In my first post on painting minis, I described how I looked forward to…

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Sundrop, tan zenithal, and contrast paints

The new incentive This post continues a saga I began in an earlier post on the hobby of painting miniature figures. In that post, I described how I managed to paint the minis in the game Mysthea to a satisfactory level. At the end of that post, I looked forward to painting the dragon Volfyirion and the…

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Painting Miniature Figures

Portions of the following essay, the pictures in particular, have previously appeared in my Facebook feed. If you've read those status updates, the only reason to read this blog post is to immerse yourself in my terse, brief, non-repetitive, and direct writing style in order to bask in its brevity. The incentive I have games that include…

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Wizard’s Staff

Like many folks, I have that box in my closet filled with cables that I keep "just in case." Today I decided to go through that box and toss out the stuff that I knew was obsolete or that I'd never use again. Sure, there was the usual batch of BNC cables and excess power cords. But…

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The rings are back

After much copying and pasting and clicking and reclicking, the rings are back in my Kickin’ Wiccan shop on Shapeways and Etsy. Things are not quite what they once were. Shapeways no longer allows individual customization of models that are not on their list, which is limited to size, scale, sides, or ring size. For example, this…

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Customizing rings

If you visited my Kickin' Wiccan shop on Shapeways or Etsy in the past couple of days, you may notice that the rings are gone. This is because Shapeways, without any warning (at least to me), pulled all the listings for rings from my shop. I had to pull the same listings off my Etsy shop, since…

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A choice of steel

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on removing plastic jewelry from my Kickin' Wiccan shop on Shapeways. My thoughts on plastic back then were: Photos of plastic jewelry can look cheap. It was not worth customizing jewelry (such as rings) in plastic because I wouldn't make enough money for the time I spent adjusting…

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