Modelling

Every year, once the summer came, my warhound titan's resin legs were turning soft and the whole model plummeted from the shelf to his doom of thousand shards. I stoped this cycle using these four techniques »
2017-10-13 Khaiell
Horses may have many different colours. However, contrary to what many people believe, they are not entirely random. Mane properties are defined by a finite set of pretty well known genes. Let the machine spirit pick them for you! »
2017-09-30 Khaiell
Most of the miniatures, be it plastic, resin or metal, come with flat gun points with no hole. You can easily fix that with the right tools. And the Citadel Hobby Drill is not enough. »
2017-09-01 Khaiell
The trick is to think backward. Normally you paint shadows in the recesses of a model and then highlights on the edges emphasising how the external light plays on the shape. Fire has a light of its own and so the roles are reversed and the deeper you go, the lighter it will be. »
2017-08-25 Khaiell
Many players magnetise their models to have an option to change their weapons. But even if you're a hobbyist keeping faithful to one model configuration, you may benefit from magnetising some parts »
2017-08-04 Khaiell
Shading and highlighting white is quite straightforward with the caveat that there are murderous pitfalls along the way »
2017-06-30 Khaiell
Black is one of the challenging colours as how you add darker shades to something that is technically as dark as things go? Fortunately real world objects are not perfect quantum black bodies and are actually grey so the trick is to find a shade of grey that will make our brains think its black. For me it's Vallejo 306 Dark Rubber from the Panzer Aces line. »
2017-06-09 Khaiell
Originally created by arcane techno-magick in 2001. Now reborn to serve a new generation of hobbyists. The tool that will make your army's hair stand out. Sort of. »
2017-05-19 Khaiell
With the Gathering Storm series of books players can enjoy putting power armour, light infantry and sophisticated technology of the Adeptus Mechanicus all in one army. You could have been enjoying the same concoction for 30 years by playing Squats. I will show you how I paint my "Honourable Guild of Plasmaniacs" »
2017-04-01 Khaiell
You won't believe this simple trick top painters use to paint entire daemon army in one evening! Just kidding. It's 7 easy steps instead ;-) »
2017-02-24 Khaiell
I keep my Space Marine, Eldar or fantasy Empire banners mostly grim and serious. But dwarves have this over-the-top grumpiness combined with a passion for down to earth, beer-soaked humour that just doesn't work taken with a straight face. As the vertically challenged ones wear simple, unfunny outfits the best place to display their attitude are their standards »
2016-07-20 Khaiell
Having beautiful banners custom made for your units elevates your army to the next level. In a way, especially for fantasy troops, it is the flying colours and vivid coat-of-arms imagery that makes your playing pieces be what they are, not just a heap of plastic. It is no coincidence that in many strategy games units are represented just by their unique standards. »
2016-07-01 Khaiell
Several easy steps to quickly paint an entire Tyranid army. Presented in phases so that you can field your miniatures fast and pimp them up later »
2011-07-25 Khaiell
Bored of the usual tricolore blue, white, red? Try my guide to painting Space Marines brown! Three basic colours are brown, white and iron »
2011-06-24 Khaiell
With a few pieces from a broken hair dryer an a transistor radio I made this Ork Dread to replace the infamous cardboard piece in the 2nd edition of Warhammer 40k »
2011-06-12 Khaiell
Some modelling ideas for the Kroot »
2011-06-12 Khaiell
Those pesky turrets don't seem to like staying where they should. You can keep them in place by glueing a crossbar »
2011-06-12 Khaiell