Real-world inspiration

Some inspiration for building and painting industrial terrain for Shadow War Armageddon or the Industrial Sector of the 40k Adeptus Mechanicus »
2017-05-12 Khaiell
When you are building your tabletop castle you may get carried away with all the alcoves, plasterwork, gargoyles and other medieval gubbinz. Real castles were often way much simpler than that. »
2017-04-14 Khaiell
Horses show a large variety of coat colours, much like human hair. Note however that in contrast to hominids they can have contrasting points of different colour: mane, tail and lower legs ("socks") »
2017-03-10 Khaiell
A lot of fantasy and dark SF models and buildings are decorated with parchments covered in blackletter, Gothic script. Is this something rooted in real medieval art? Oh yes! But please use the real historical "fonts" and not a contemporary wedding invitation blasphemy »
2017-02-17 Khaiell
"Chillon! thy prison is a holy place, / And thy sad floor an altar" wrote Lord Byron, the father of the Romantic movement (and also the father of the first programmer Ada Lovelace). Whenever you crawl a dungeon in Descent, Dungeons&Dragons or Baldur's Gate, you are retracing the 1816 poet's visit to Château de Chillon on Lake Geneva. »
2017-02-03 Khaiell
Fantasy depictions of huge castles usually show gargantuan white walls reaching the skies. Let's have a walk through a real, monstrous castle that never fell to a siege and see what was practical in castle construction »
2017-01-20 Khaiell
The 2005/8 Chronicles of Narnia movies? rocky hills were shot in real world Sudety mountains on the Poland-Czechia border. That?s understandable as the rocks there are uncannily shaped and surrounded by mystery as subjects of pagan rituals in ancient times, precious stones and gold mining in the middle ages and as secret uranium mines of the Third Reich more recently. »
2016-12-22 Khaiell
An issue pops up from time to time how tall should your trees be in a wargame. It matters gravely for abstract line of sight rulesets but is also important when choosing model trees for your true line of sight game »
2016-07-29 Khaiell
Peter Jackson's crew made a great work portraying the Mines of Moria in their movies. If you want to see something eerie similar in real life, you can visit one of the original 12 Unesco World Heritage Sites, namely the Wieliczka salt mine near Krakow, Poland »
2015-05-13 Khaiell
Folks at Games Workshop love to put skulls all over anything. We in Central Europe understand their liking. It comes from an ancient Christian invocation: Terminus nulli cedo - The end (Death) bows to no one »
2011-07-12 Khaiell
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Do you know Humbrol 130 and Vallejo Metal Medium? They reflect light differently to standard paints and offer new possibilities. Like replicating the old and missed by many Boltgun Metal effect.
YouTube 01-10-2018 https://youtu.be/VoXTvYrBdr8
How to build a storage system that doubles as wargaming terrain, using a set of plastic Necromunda Bulkhead Doors and some foamcore.
YouTube 02-09-2018 https://youtu.be/qJBMvkBzz68
How to make a freehand painting on a model, even if you are not a good painter. I will share with you some secrets, of which artists often take advantage, but you don't notice that in a finished painting.
YouTube 14-06-2018 https://youtu.be/JxjLS-VwC9s
How to fix your Citadel Wood to have something resembling actual leaves using the new LukesAps foam flocks
YouTube 31-03-2018 https://youtu.be/YNb6yQ5yg04
Today I will show you a modelling project: how to multiply the Beasts of Nurgle. Although it will surely save you some penny, the main goal of this project is to add variety to your horde of living poo.
YouTube 23-03-2018 https://youtu.be/_-NeJomfEh0
How to kitbash the old and the new Citadel industrial "Sector Imperialis" terrain to make the elements look cohesive. And how to make them pipes actually connect afterwards despite the conversions.
YouTube 02-02-2018 https://youtu.be/gkZMRsakhVk
I will show you differences between the new and the old Citadel Combat Cards
YouTube 16-01-2018 https://youtu.be/BunndqpligE