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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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
I will show you differences between the new and the old Citadel Combat Cards
YouTube 16-01-2018
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YouTube 03-01-2018
The Death Guard models released in 2017 are gorgeous, whether the ones from the starter boxes or even the "easy to assemble" ones. So are the special edition models any more special?
YouTube 22-12-2017
I look at the recently released set of "Citadel Skulls" and use it to convert my Chaos Rhino so that it is full of skulls! Some Chaos Squats manage to photobomb the video.
YouTube 15-12-2017
The first Chapter Approved, the Red Compendium, the Golden Compilation, 3rd edition Chapter Approved books and the current, 2017 one with some gadgets.
YouTube 06-12-2017
Games Workshop released a new card stock terrain piece! I look how it works and show how to fix it with a bit of old fashioned cardboard crafting.
YouTube 20-07-2017