Hot Dice Miniatures
’ve just finished painting Mierce Miniature’s Kraken sculpt, and I’ve got to admit I’m pretty pleased. Not only with the sculpt, but also my pigment pushing.
The greatest city in Canada has gone without a dedicated miniature convention for far too long. Well it is finally here, and it’s awesome.
"Wander not the southern reaches of Charcuna, for wyrd folk dwell there. They call themselves Houndan, and ah’ve ‘eard rumour they oft consume funguses to jargogle the crumpet, and commune with beast”
Back in April a very wonderful package was delivered to my door. Though the snow had melted, giddy feelings bubbling inside reminded me of ripping into Santa-stamped gift-wrap as a wee scamp.
A freshly painted miniature somewhere in the world is having its photograph taken right now, but not all photographs are created equal, and neither are their miniatures!
Finally the design process for wave 2 is ramping up. This round of releases will look to triple our available catalog of designs. We will also be releasing each new design in a 4'x4' version.
Nearly two months of hobby time has been absorbed by these tedious-to-paint spindly-spindlers. At long last I can move on to new projects!
A long, long time ago the HDM painting contest was posted to reddit. The rules were simple. Paint a civilian-type mini with no apparent weapons. The due date has passed, and we have a winner!
This past weekend Hot Lead turned 23 with a whopping $23,519 raised for charity over its lifetime. Luckily for me I was there to live it up!
I've just hit the 1k subscribers mark on my Youtube channel and as a result I'm holding a painting contest. The contest video is at the bottom of this post, but here are the rules:
Extreme mood swings have been plaguing my feelings about the hobby lately.
his website now has a web store filled with genuine classic miniatures. I implore all of you to have a parooze through the ancient blisters; many gems can be found within.
So what is World Building? For me it's the thing that itches that itchy itch that always itches. It's a void to throw ideas into, and to be built upon for the rest of your life.
"There once was a hobbit. There was also a totally kick-ass big fuckin' Dragon who was red n' shit." - J. R. R. Tolkien
Near the bottom of the 'middle-hive' of Hive Sibellus Ill Bill spits his lyrical hot fire. Those who don't like it catch his hands, or the mass-reactive shells of Fat Ruby's side arm.
This list has been compiling in my head slowly over the years, and I feel compelled to share it.
A very exciting thing happened. One of the more handsome & intelligent readers of this blog reached out to me to ask for some feedback on a painted miniature.
One of the greatest traits of the 40k universe is that nearly every corner of the galaxy has some sort of documentation & story to fall into.
Underhive production has been ramping up with some spicy new paint jobs fresh off the hobby desk.
I attended the 3rd annual Sword and Brush event which touts itself as "Canada's Premier Miniature & Figure Painting Show".
This morning something crazy happened. GamesWorkshop released a statement saying that Necromunda will soon be re-released.
A vibrant INQ28 community on Instagram and Games Workshop's latest plastics have been working together deviously to yank me back into the Forty-First millennium.
As Korgaan manipulates the lives of the Varangur, the threat they pose grows ever more real, like a sinister and malignant cancer lurking in the north.
"Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Brushes are made from only the finest Kolinsky Sable hair in rust-proof, seamless nickel plated ferrules with black polished handles."
The man behind the late MC Studios Marc Caron himself stopped by to watch my boring video about his terrain! Probably the coolest thing that has happened to me in the Youtube space.
It turns out that spending a week in the great Canadian wilderness, and coming face to face with a bear is a great remedy for such neurotic problems.
Nothing makes me crave to start a new project like working on someone else's miniatures.
In this post I plan on laying out the styles which have already developed and are well known. In order to explore new land you must have the most up-to-date map; otherwise you're just fooling yourself.
And so it was that the confounding mushrooms in the young lad's gut compelled him to challenge the great lizard to combat.
Over the last 6 months my miniature painting has been turned on it's head by two things.